Members Of moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Gregg Allman Band & More To Honor Allman Brothers At Brooklyn Comes Alive
Members of moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Gregg Allman Band, Snarky Puppy and more will come together for a special Brooklyn Comes Alive performance honoring The Allman Brothers Band. The all-star concert billed The Road Goes On Forever: Celebrating The Music Of The Allman Brothers Band will take place during the two-day event slated for September 23 and 24.
Guitarist Al Schnier and drummer Vinnie Amico of moe., keyboardist Joel Cummins and drummer Kris Myers of Umphrey’s McGee, guitarist Scott Sharrard and bassist Brett Bass of the Gregg Allman Band and percussionist Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy have been announced for the Allmans’ tribute. Additionally confirmed performers include guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer, with more special guests expected to participate as well.
“The Allman Brothers’ At Fillmore East changed the landscape of live rock music, and particularly the place of the guitar in an improvisational ensemble forever more,” Schnier said in a statement. “They somehow blended these very American elements of jazz, blues, and soul into something uniquely theirs, yet timeless all the same. And that album, their sound became part of my DNA at an early age. To this day, the twin guitar combo in moe. would not be what it is if not for the path forged by Duane Allman and Dickey Betts.”
Sharrard, who for several years served as the Gregg Allman Band musical director, will fill the same role at The Road Goes On Forever show.
“What Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks did was rain truth daggers of love and unity in every salvo of sound from the stage,” said Sharrard. “One true note can slice into every heart. I believe this was their goal every time that they took the stage, I never saw them miss. It will be a pleasure to honor these founding members of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Alongside some friends, both old and new, we will do our best to ‘hit the note’ at Brooklyn Comes Alive.”
Check out the full lineup of more than 100 participating Brooklyn Comes Alive musicians via this link.