Review: Gregg Allman – Low Country Blues Is Memorable Solo Effort

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Gregg Allman hasn’t released a solo album for 14 years, and it’s clear from Low Country Blues that Allman didn’t rush into this one.  Gregg Allman’s new solo disc, which drops Tuesday – preview and order it here – shows not only his talent for writing original songs, but also his respect for other blues greats.  On Low Country Blues, Gregg Allman offers just one original track, using cover songs as a way to toast the best of the blues.

Gregg Allman doesn’t merely go through the motions on his covers, though. Instead, Allman puts all that he has into the songs, making them his own.  Although he only wrote one song on Low Country Blues, you can hear the distinctive sound of Gregg Allman shining through on every track.

Allman chooses tracks by the likes of Sleepy John Estes and Muddy Waters, and treats them all with respect, but he isn’t afraid to apply his own soul and sound. Meanwhile, the Gregg Allman-penned “Just Another Rider,” recalls the prime of the Allman Brothers Band.

Gregg Allman’s Low Country Blues may be the first solo album from this talented artist in 14 years, but it is well worth the wait.  You can order Low Country Blues right here and download Gregg Allman’s other music here.

Gregg Allman On Tour

You can find Gregg Allman and Allman Brothers Band tickets right here.

Gregg Allman Solo

Jan 18 New York City The Bowery Ballroom
Jan 22 Jim Thorpe, PA Penns Peak
May 7 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Biloxi
Jun 2 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center

Allman Brothers Band

Mar 11 New York City Beacon Theatre
Mar 14 New York City Beacon Theatre
Mar 15 New York City Beacon Theatre
Mar 17 New York City Beacon Theatre
Mar 18 New York City Beacon Theatre
Mar 21 New York City Beacon Theatre
Mar 22 New York City Beacon Theatre
Mar 24 New York City Beacon Theatre
Mar 25 New York City Beacon Theatre
Mar 26 New York City Beacon Theatre