In the wake of the recent deaths of founding Allman Brothers Band frontman Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks, organisers for the 2017 Peach Music Festival have announced that the event will include an all-star tribute to the two late music legends.
The special performance is set to feature former Allman Brothers members in addition to well-known friends and fans of the group teaming up to jam on classic songs from the band’s catalogue. Participants in the memorial jam will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, the festival organisers have announced a number of new additions to the bill of this year’s festival. These include jazz-rock guitarist John Scofield, who will take part in the set by Gov’t Mule & Friends. In addition, Pink Talking Fish – the tribute act known for mixing the music of Pink Floyd, Talking Heads and Phish – will give a full performance of the Allman Brothers’ classic 1972 album Eat A Peach.
Previously announced acts on the 2017 Peach Music Festival bill include the Allman Brothers spin-off groups Les Brers and Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, The Magpie Salute (featuring several ex-Black Crowes members), My Morning Jacket, Joe Bonamassa and funk/ R&B legend Chaka Khan, who is scheduled to perform with the band Lettuce.
Les Brers, the band formed by Butch Trucks, are reputedly giving their final performance at the festival. Butch committed suicide in January 2017 at the age of 69, while Greg Allman – who was also 69 – died during May 2017 from complications stemming from liver cancer.
The sixth annual Peach Music Festival is scheduled for 10 to 13 August 2017 and it takes place at the Montage Mountain resort in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The event was originally founded and pioneered by the Allman Brothers Band and has continued to be held since the group’s final 2014 break-up.
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