Gregg Allman Paid Tribute with Chris Stapleton’s Show-Stopping Cover of “Whipping Post”

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Gregg Allman was the focus of the online concert series Skyville Live this past Friday night. The Allman Brothers founder was joined by blues musician Taj Mahal, rising country star Chris Stapleton and country vocal group Little Big Town for an evening of music that celebrated his contributions to music and the emergence of the southern rock sound that continues to bear influence in country music today.

Among the highlights of the evening was Stapleton’s soulful performance of the Allman Brothers staple “Whipping Post,” which you can see in the fan-shot video below. (The video begins midway through the first chorus.) Allman was so moved that he even stood up to applaud at the song’s conclusion.

Allman teamed up with Stapleton and Taj Mahal for “Statesboro Blues,” the blues tune that opened the Allman Brothers’ now classic At Fillmore East live album from 1971. He was also joined by Little Big Town for a slow, sultry version of “Midnight Rider,” and the evening concluded with everyone sharing the stage for the Allman Brothers’ “One Way Out.”