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  posted on 3/6/2010 at 12:57 PM
Whatever is going down right now is secondary to the bigger picture and that is the legacy of The Allman Brothers Band. Beginning with Duane, Gregg, Dickey, Berry, Jaimo, Butch, through today, it's the name and the legacy that has endured. It's brought all of us together, in the real and cyber worlds and is keeping the legacy alive. The name, The Allman Brothers Band is now eternal, because of what it originally represented. Along with the Grateful Dead, these two bands paved the way in the 20th century.

As far as the musicians are concerned, I'm sure some of them are tired of playing the same old songs and have a much more fulfilling experience playing new music. We see all of these off shoots and other allstar jams and different groups of these guys. Derek is going to be playing with a rotating cast this year. I'm sure it will be great fun for him. The problem is, even as established as these musicians are, they will attract a few hundred people for club gigs and a few thousand for the festival circuit. It's the big name, ABB that brings the casual fans out to fill a 5000 capacity venue. It's a huge part of why this is still happening. The musicians and crew need paychecks, just like all of us and know where they will get their bigger share. The Beacon run is the windfall. We can't criticize them for this, especially when the music is incredible and you see how much fun they are having delivering it to us.

Times are tough right now. Every one of us is feeling it in some way. This includes musicians. The band I'm in now had the entire summer booked in March last year. Right now, we have about 20% booked and see most venues paying less. Thankfully, I have a decent day job. It's more important than ever, that we get out and support live music. Number one, it's good for the soul. Spend a little of our hard earned dollars for a fun night out. As ABB winds down (I still think there's a lot of life left in them, just reduced touring), it's more important than ever that we support the musicians we love. Thankfully we have this website thanks to Lana and Rowland, to continue to spread the gospel.

 
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  posted on 3/6/2010 at 01:03 PM
You're right, Seth. I wouldn't have met you except for this site, or even moved to Santa Cruz.

 

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  posted on 3/6/2010 at 03:05 PM
Well said, Seth.

 

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  posted on 3/7/2010 at 07:30 PM
The Glue is the Glue. Had you not been huffing that carpet glue at VFMF . You never would have opened your mind to this music. It's the glue makes great friends like us STICK together. Got that straight ELmer? ...... Thanks for the above thoughts, most artists out there have a tech army ripping down youtube clips of their work... our guys here let us come to their shows and make our own records of their hard work and enjoy it for free , no charge. They kinda shoot themselves in the foot competing against their own live releases. Yeah we can bitch about $150 tix and VIP options and ticketmaster screwing us , but these guys have given us alot of affordable music for 4 decades. If they canceled shows for business reasons it was for BUSINESS reasons = they wanted to make money. 15 shows to a half filled house vs 8 to a full house, you'd do the same thing to make payroll at your business folks. It is getting tough out there to run a business if you haven't noticed. Hell - Moogis is a gift to those of you who can't swing NYC. Anyone on this forum who cant swing NYC but doesn't support Moogis but has hundreds or thousands of posts about these amazing musicians in the ABB and complains about the band's decisions should be ashamed of themselves. Moogis would make some artists skin curl, thinkin they are losing revenue not selling seats. These guys slept in their car , lived at the poverty level for years to bring us these tunes we all sing along to . Yeah I was disappointed when they cancelled 2 yrs back ( I scored some nice LOGE seats) , but there are alot of guys as sick as Gregg was who are now dead or too sick to leave their house, ...our guy got treatment , got strong and came back out to give us more good times- someone on their team needs help, they cancelled some shows , I understand, Thank You ----- For a Real Good Time.
 

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  posted on 3/7/2010 at 07:33 PM

 

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  posted on 3/7/2010 at 07:35 PM
Great post Snuckley

 

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  posted on 3/7/2010 at 07:43 PM

 

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  posted on 3/7/2010 at 09:05 PM
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Great post Snuckley


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  posted on 3/7/2010 at 09:07 PM
and Seth you are so right....

 

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