The String Cheese Incident’s Kyle Hollingsworth Posts Message To Gregg Allman
This weekend The String Cheese Incident are among the headliners of the 2016 Peach Music Festival being held at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania on August 11 – 14. SCI was supposed to play a set supporting fellow headliner Gregg Allman, but a serious illness forced the legendary musician to cancel the Gregg Allman Incident appearance as well his set with his own band.
The String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth recently shared a video message addressing Allman. Kyle can be seen working through “Melissa” on piano while extolling the virtues of co-founding member of The Allman Brothers Band’s songwriting.
“We’re thinking of you Gregg,” said Hollingsworth. “Hope you’re doing better, and we hope to see you out there soon. Meanwhile, I’m totally enjoying all the songs you’ve written over the years and the process of learning them has been great for me. Thank-you.”
Watch Kyle’s message here [Update: a longer message from Kyle is now below.]:
Last week it was reported that Allman was seeking treatment for a “serious health issues” at the Mayo Clinic. Allman canceled all of his upcoming tour dates including the Peach sets through late October. Peach Fest organizers issued a statement reading, “We wish the best for Gregg and hope to see him back in action soon. We look forward to celebrating his spirit at the Peach next weekend. Stay tuned for line-up additions,” adding, “we are working on something special” to make up for the canceled set.
“I want to thank my fans and friends for supporting me while I rest up and focus on getting better and back on the road as soon as I can,” said Allman. “I’ve been working hard with my band, my pride and joy, to play our music for everyone. We’ll see y’all in October.”
Allman plans to return to the stage at his Laid Back Festival at Lakewood Amphitheatre near Atlanta on October 29. He recently announced a 10-night residency at City Winery in New York City on November 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17 and 18.