Remembering Butch & Gregg: Saturday At 2017 Peach Music Festival – Photos & Videos


Images by: Bill Grenfell

Peach Music Festival :: 8.12.17
Montage Mountain :: Scranton, PA

The Allman Brothers Band helped found the Peach Music Festival, so it’s no surprise the event hosted a tribute to Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, two founding members of the band who passed away earlier this year. Peach, held at Montage Mountain in Scranton, put together an impressive lineup led by musical director Chuck Leavell and featuring former ABB members Oteil Burbridge, Jaimoe, Marc Quinones and Jack Pearson. ABB family members Duane Trucks, Devon Allman, Berry Oakley Jr. and Vaylor Trucks also contributed to the tribute set as did Gregg Allman Band members Scott Sharrard and Pete Levin along with Les Brers’ Bruce Katz, Lamar Williams Jr. and Pat Bergeson. Guests included Warren Haynes, Danny Louis, Dave Schools, Marcus King and Jimmy Herring.

Sharrard shined on “One Way Out,” while “Dreams” featured Schools on bass and Jimmy Herring on guitar. Leavell’s signature solo on “Jessica” was a highlight as was a gorgeous, slow-tempo “Midnight Rider.” Towards the end of the tribute set, Haynes emerged for “Come & Go Blues” and stuck around for “Whipping Post.” Saturday’s tribute set also featured a cover of “Yield Not To Temptation” in honor of Col. Bruce Hampton. As reported, Widespread Panic welcomed Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and Marcus King for guest spots and stay tuned for a full report on Gov’t Mule’s collaboration-heavy set. Eric Krasno showed off his solo band and later sat-in with The Marcus King Band. Umphrey’s McGee played two sets at Peach on Saturday including a late night affair that saw the Turkuaz Horns add to “Hourglass” and a cover of David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance.” Other highlights included a “Triple Wide” > “All In Time” encore and a “Nothing Too Fancy” > “Higgins” > “Nothing Too Fancy” sequence. Check out Bill Grenfell’s photos and videos from Saturday at the Peach Music Festival:

Videos (Captured by Sean Roche)

[Warren w/ Gregg & Butch Tribute Band – Come & Go Blues]

[Gregg & Butch Tribute Band Honors Col. Bruce – Yield Not To Temptation]

[Eric Krasno Band]

[Marcus King Band w/ Eric Krasno]