Jaimoe Celebrating His 80th Birthday With Friends Of The Brothers Summer Shows

The shows include an 80th birthday bash for the co-founding Allman Brothers Band dummer in Fairfield, Connecticut.

By Scott Bernstein Jun 14, 2024 1:16 pm PDT

The Allman Brothers Band co-founding drummer Jaimoe will perform with Friends of The Brothers at four shows this summer. The concerts commemorate Jaimoe’s 80th birthday including a celebration of the milestone in Connecticut.

Jaimoe returned to the stage on April 27 in Fairfield, Connecticut to take part in Friends Of The Brothers’ tribute concert honoring the late Dickey Betts. Betts death left Jaimoe as the last surviving original member of ABB. The dummer’s appearance was his first time performing in public in nearly two years.

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Friends Of The Brothers, as the name implies, features musicians with deep ties to The Allman Brothers Band. Guitarist/vocalist Junior Mack was a key member of Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band for 15 years, Alan Paul wrote two books about the ABB and guitarist Andy Aledort toured as part of Dickey Betts and Great Southern for a decade.

City Winery New York City will host Friends Of The Brothers, Jaimoe and additional guest organist Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band, Trouble No More) on June 23. Next comes a show at The Keswick Theatre in Glenside, Pennsylvania outside Philadelphia on July 11. Jaimoe’s 80th Birthday Celebration will be held at The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut on July 24. Friends Of The Brothers complete the summer swing with Jaimoe at The Vogel in Red Bank, New Jersey on August 9.

“We love Jaimoe as a person and as a musician and are so honored that he chose us to return to the stage with,” stated Paul in a press release. “But, most of all, like all Allman Brothers Band fans, we are thrilled that he is back out there performing! Above and beyond everything, Jaimoe is a monster drummer with a totally unique perspective and style. There’s a reason he was the first person Duane Allman asked to join his band! The world needs more Jaimoe!”

See the complete itinerary for the tour, ticketing information and “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More” video below:


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