from New York
|Sending peace and love out to the peach family. Reflect and then rejoice. What a gift we were given in this wonderful music and community. |
Y'all a great bunch.
"Fly High Above The Water"
from Right Here
|Getting into the car in a moment or two to head to Macon. Going to pay my lasting respects to Gregg and to celebrate his life and times. Peace to all.|
Music is love, and love is music, if you know what I mean.
People who believe in music are the happiest people I've ever seen.
Bill Ector, Randy Stephens, Dan Hills and a guy named BobO who I never met - Forever in my heart!
|Saturday will be a very sad day as we say a final goodbye to the legend, Gregg Allman. His music will live on in all of us, as we listen and reminisce about the good 'ole days. May his wife and family find comfort in the great legacy this southern gentleman has left behind. He will be missed.|
|It's been a long time since I've been around here...I was very active with this page back when it all began. I used to post many stories...but then some people would bash me hard and I just stopped coming around and continued meeting up with peeps on the road.|
I thought I would stop in to see how things were going.
Here's my FB post on Gregg
Words can not begin to express the weight upon my heart over how I am deeply saddened over the death of Gregg Allman...
Since the first time I can remember hearing the Allman Brothers Band when I was nine years old, I was hooked...and since that day, the music of the Allman Brothers Band has played a significant role in my life each and every day.
I have been blessed with having many opportunities to be around the Allman Brothers Band and to be a part of the Allman Brothers Band extended family...so many shows, so many great times, and so many friends along the way. Truly, treasured in my heart, the most enjoyable times and experiences of my life.
I still remember, so very clearly, introducing my daughter Marisa, ten years old at the time, to Gregg Allman back stage at a show in Chicago. It was a great night... Marisa was so excited to go, and was equally as proud wearing a T-Shirt that read, "I'm With The Band" across the front of her shirt.
Marisa had the liner notes insert of the the CD "Hitting The Note" that she had all the band members sign. When she asked Gregg if he could knock her out an autograph, Gregg looked over to me, giggled in his gentle way, and began having a conversation with her...this was a bit of a rare autograph signing as Gregg usually prefers to sign album jackets only.
...as many of you know, I originally wanted to name my daughter Melissa from one of the greatest songs ever written by Gregory...Melissa.
I will forever be grateful to have been a part of the Allman Brothers Band world and for the rest of my days, the music of Gregg Allman and The Allman Brothers Band, and the many great experiences, will Soulshine in my heart forever.
...there is a long hard road that lies so far behind me...
The Road Goes On Forever...
Thank You Gregory Allman
May God hold you gently in His arms...May His love forever shine upon you...
from Frederick, MD
|Gregg Allman to be buried next to brother Duane, band member Berry Oakley in Macon|
RIP Brother Gregg
from Mesa AZ
|I first saw the Allman Brothers in 1971 there music hit me deep in my sole. I named 1 of my daughters Melissa after the song sweet Melissa. When I saw the report of Greg's passing I felt as if I had lost a good friend.I'm 71 and still play Wipping Post loud as I can. So rest in peace my good friend Greg I will miss you. |
|Hello to all, and condolences upon the passing of Gregg Allman.|
Please see my remembrance of G.A. and his work.
= Tommy =
from Frederick, MD
|Warren Haynes Talks Gregg Allman's Influence, Struggles and Enduring Legacy|
from new york
|Hello to the extended family. Don't come around as much as I used to but wanted to post regarding Gregg and what he has meant to me.|
I was away in upstate NY on vacation with my family when I heard the news. On my way home Sunday I was listening to the Jam On channel with Warren's wife Stephanie hosting and playing the final show at the Beacon. Stephanie was talking about her memories of Gregg, being on the road , tour bus etc in between sets of the show. So with everyone sleeping in the car, it was stories of Gregg, the great music and the open road. I was of course very emotional, but I began to reflect on everything the band has meant to me and what it had brought to my life.
I started thinking about the old days. Thinking about the original website where we only had the guestbook to communicate with each other and I only knew people by their web names. (Stormy, Lamdog, Wharfy, TerriB,Brofan, EddieP, etc)
Staying up super late on weekends and discussing the music, the band and being in a community where we all "got it". The meetups pre show in NYC for the Beacon runs. Small gatherings at the Beacon hotel, Gin Mill and of course YOGI's. Then the Hospitality Sweetie parties which in my mind were EPIC and I thank all of the amazing sisters who put that together every year. Memories to last a life time. The friendships that were created and bonds that were fused together because of this man, this band , this music will be a feeling I will never truly be able to put in words. The countless Wharfstocks in the summer where we would all get back together for the summer NJ shows (Thanks Chuck!) All because we became this band of kindred spirits , where getting together to be with each other became as important to us as going to the shows. The crazy Shenanigans we would get into more so in NYC (Corky....lol) All because of this man, this band and this great music. I am humbled and incredibly lucky to have been part of this community thanks to Gregg Allman.
And I will leave this final statement that I had written on facebook.
In my life, there has never been a more constant source of enjoyment for my soul then this man and this band. The extended family which became such an amazing band of brothers and sisters who are just as important to me , all because of Gregg Allman. The music, the people and the therapeutic vibe we all experienced at the pre shows, the hospitality sweeties parties at the beacon hotel, the countless Wharfstocks and the church that is the Beacon Theatre. The memories, the friendships and the music will last forever. RIP Midnight Rider and thank you for everything.
from Running Wild out on the ROAD
|Welcome back to the website Prine!! Also RIP Gregg|
Sometimes you feel like you can fly away....and sometimes you get lost.....
from the Coastal Empire
|Burning one tonight for Brother Gregg Allman,I'm trying Trying to find my Baby Lord wont you please come home to me..Brother RIP you are home.from HEMLOCK |
|My deepest condolences to the entire Family: Blood relatives, Sweat relatives, Tears relatives.|
To everything there is a season.