Gregg Allman, a principal architect of Southern rock and one of the founders the Allman Brothers Band, is also a critically acclaimed solo talent. He’s touring the western United States now with his own band, Gregg Allman & Friends, and they’ll wrap up their U.S. tour in Jacksonville at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, June 10.
These “Friends” include Bruce Katz on keyboard, Jerry Jemmott on bass, Steve Potts on drums, Mark McGee on guitar, Jay Collins on sax and Floyd Miles on percussion. Reports from this tour note that the vibe is a little mellower than an Allman Brothers Band (also on tour later this summer) show, but the set list will include some Allman Brothers classics, Gregg’s solo material and some covers.
Allman’s Web site, www.greggallman.com include lots of links to past media coverage, a tape trading post where fans can share recordings of shows, a forum for fans to talk about it all and more.
Harry Manx opens the show. A blues lap-slide guitarist and songwriter, Manx is praised for the way he links Eastern and Western music. Born on the Isle of Man, he immigrated to Canada as a child, returned to Europe in the late 1970s to work the festival circuit, then spent a decade in Japan. There he discovered the work of Indian slide guitarist V.M. Bhatt and ultimately went to India to study and perform with Bhatt for five years. He now lives in British Columbia.
Explore his Web site, www.harrymanx.com.
Tickets for this show cost $63 for reserved seating, $39 for lawn seating and $28 for kids.
The Oregon Climate Service reports that the average high temperature for June 10 in about 78.
Although there was a big rainstorm on this date in 1932 (1.61 inches of rain fell), historical records from nearly 80 years indicate it is typically a dry day. Statisticians note that historically this date has a 19.2 percent chance of rain.
Forecasters at the National Weather Service in Medford are predicting clouds, but a high near 80 today in Jacksonville.
Check out the forecast here.