Rounder Records is excited to announce the first leg of Gregg Allman tour dates since the triumphant release of the universally acclaimed Low Country Blues, which Rolling Stone called an "eerie pleasure" in its lead review, and the Los Angeles Times called "haunting" and "harrowing." Low Country Blues is the first solo record in 14 years for the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame legend, and it gave him his highest chart position ever when it debuted at #5 on Billboard's Top 200. T Bone Burnett produced the album at his Village Recorder studio in Los Angeles, and it features Dr. John on piano, guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, and Burnett's brilliant go-to rhythm section: bassist Dennis Crouch and drummer Jay Bellerose.
The media reaction to the exceptional Low Country Blues has been incredible. USA Today hailed, "T Bone Burnett's retro rustic production provide a sumptuous sound, but it's Allman's scarred croon that elevates Low Country." In their feature, the Sunday New York Times noted that, "where the Allman Brothers is sprawling and expansive, this music is intimate, tightly focused, carefully arranged but never stiff," while the Wall Street Journal concluded, "Mr. Allman has earned his stripes as a blues man." The Washington Post said the record's songs "testify to both the durability of deep, down-home blues and to how completely the Brothers' keyboardist and lead singer has made them his own," while the Boston Globe said that "at 63, Allman is scaling new peaks." Allman appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman as well as A&E's Private Sessions, and was featured in a lengthy segment on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR's Morning Edition.
As a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and in his own solo career, Allman has long been a gifted natural interpreter of the blues. His soulful and distinctive voice is one of the defining sounds in the history of American music. Low Country Blues finds him putting his own stamp on songs by some of the blues giants whose work has long informed his own, from Muddy Waters and BB King to Buddy Guy and Magic Sam.
The first leg of tour dates is below. April 19 - 27 are all co-headlining shows with the Steve Miller Band. He will then be touring in Europe over the summer, and back doing shows in the States in the late summer into the fall.
19 North Charleston, SC North Charleston performing Arts Center
20 Cary, NC Koka Booth Amphitheatre
22 Columbus, OH Lifestyle Communities Pavillion
23 Toledo, OH Huntington Bank Arena
26 Philadelphia, PA Tower Theatre
27 Indiana, PA Kovalchick Complex
29 West Palm Beach, FL Sunfest
1 Memphis, TN Beale Street Music Fest
4 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
6 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage fest
7 Biloxi, MS Hard Rock Live
2 Englewood, NJ Bergen Performing Arts Center
4 Syracuse, NY Taste of Syracuse