The Allman Family Revival will be returning for its fourth year in celebration of Gregg Allman's birthday. The 2020 event will take place on December 11th at Nashville's legendary Ryman Auditorium. There will be limited and socially distanced in person attendances, as well as streaming ticketing options available.
The Allman Family Revival started as a celebration of music and life in honor of what would have been Gregg Allman’s 70th Birthday. It was a party at The Fillmore in San Francisco hosted by his son Devon Allman of the Allman Betts Band. Gregg Allman died in his sleep on May 27th, 2017 at the age 69. The cause of death was due to complications from liver cancer.
This year’s show will feature songs from the Allman Betts Band’s 2020 release, Bless Your Heart and songs from their 2019 debut album, Down To The River. As always, they’ll perform classic Allman Brothers Band and Gregg Allman songs as well as other fan favorites sprinkled in.
According to the press release:
The Allman Family Revival has become a very special year-end tradition for the Allman Betts Band. In 2019 the Revival expanded from San Francisco to Denver and NYC, making the experience even more accessible to fans across the country. The 4+ hour-long shows feature epic jams and guest musicians that have ranged from Robert Randolph, Luther and Cody Dickinson, Marcus King, Samantha Fish, Jimmy Hall, G. Love, Brooklyn Allman. . . and many, many more.
Longtime Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule guitarist Warren Haynes shed light on what it was like to be bandmates with the great Gregg Allman. We asked Haynes to describe Gregg Allman as both a collaborator and a friend: “Never in a hurry. Gregg was always shy and soft-spoken. It pained him to see anybody being hurt. And as a collaborator, we wrote a lot of songs together, and he was never in a hurry to finish them. He always had a much more relaxed approach. In some cases we would stop workin' on a song and say, 'Yeah, we'll get back to that at another time, y'know?' And he was that way from the time I first met him. He just never wanted to rush the songwriting process.”