Several events commemorating the release of Gregg Allman’s final studio album Southern Blood will be taking place around the country, including one in Macon.
On September 7th, the eve of the album’s release, Gregg’s son Devon Allman, longtime friend and manager Michael Lehman, Gregg Allman Band guitarist and musical director Scott Sharrard and Southern Blood producer Don Was will join Grammy Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman for an evening of stories, memories and music at the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theater in Los Angeles.
Later that week, Macon, Georgia Mayor Robert Reichert will issue a proclamation declaring December 8th (Allman’s birthday) to henceforth be known as “Gregg Allman Day.” On September 9th, Allman will be posthumously honored with the key to the city at a celebration to be held at the Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House (2321 Vineville Avenue), home to the original band and their families in the early ‘70s. That same evening, the Big House will host an event similar to the L.A. one, with Devon Allman, Michael Lehman, Scott Sharrard and Allman’s close friend Chank Middleton participating.
The third and final Southern Blood tie-in event will occur during AmericanaFest in Nashville on September 15th, when Devon Allman and Michael Lehman will share a stage with Buddy Miller, Joan Osborne, Pony Bradshaw and John Paul White, once again joined by the Grammy Museum’s Scott Goldman.