Oteil Burbridge Recovers from Car Accident
March 29, 2006
Oteil Burbridge, bass player of the Allman Brothers Band and leader of Oteil and the Peacemakers, was involved in a minor traffic accident yesterday (3/29) and was admitted to the University of Alabama/Birmingham hospital. Oteil underwent minor treatment to clean out wounds to his leg and is recovering nicely. The slow-speed accident occurred in his Birmingham hometown when his Triumph motorcycle accidentally hit an automobile. Oteil, who was wearing his helmet, is expected to recover in time for his show with the Peacemakers 4/8 in Copper Mt., CO and the next Allman Brothers Band and Oteil & The Peacemakers concerts at the Wanee Festival 4/14 & 15 in Florida. His performance tonight with the Peacemakers at the Savannah Music Festival has been cancelled, but dates in April, May and over the summer with both the Allman Brothers Band and the Peacemakers will not be affected. Oteil, 41, joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1997.