TRIBUTE - a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band, is the southeast's premiere ABB tribute band. With a formidable 8-piece lineup, TRIBUTE focuses on music the Allman Brothers produced over their inspired first five years. With its dual-lead guitar fury and an instinctive appreciation for how this music was originally written, recorded and then interpreted on stage, TRIBUTE faithfully recreates the experience of being at an ABB show. Comprised of veteran active musicians with authentic, vintage equipment, TRIBUTE seeks to recreate that unique period in American rock, when psychedelia ebbed and ABB informed us what jazz, rock, country and blues could sound like.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 90 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
TRIBUTE - a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band is the premiere ABB tribute band in the southeast. With over 100 shows under our belt, the one thing you should know about TRIBUTE is that we have been asked back to perform again at EVERY gig we have ever played!
We are a fully contained, professional group of seasoned musicians, with top notch vintage and authentic equipment. We put on a powerful, exciting and truly entertaining show. If you love the music of The Allman Brothers Band, you will love how faithfully we recreate it, while still leaving room to put our own stamp on these songs you know and love.
TRIBUTE has performed in theatres and clubs and for weddings and private events. We have performed in front of over 10,000 for The Fox Theatre's block party, where they closed down Peachtree and Ponce. We have also performed in Piedmont Park and Centennial Park, in front of thousands, for various fund raising events. We routinely play for city events and their concert series. We are just as comfortable on the huge stage of a theatre as we are in the back yard of a fraternity house and everything in between.
The music of The Allman Brothers is timeless and crosses all generational lines. We are just as popular with today's college kids as we are with folks in their 60's and beyond, who grew up with this music in the 70's.
TRIBUTE - a Celebration of The Allman Brothers Band
Tribute - a Celebration of the Allman Brothers Band rushes into 2016 empowered by the realization that even though the ABB has shut down, the band’s music maintains the same power over people just as it did 40 years ago. It is a phenomenon the band gladly verifies every time we hit the stage.
Since its founding in February 2013, Tribute has earned a reputation as the source for the authentic ABB sound in and around Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. A formidable eight-piece lineup rigged with vintage equipment, Tribute recreates the sound that the Allman Brothers produced over their inspired first five years, channeling the band's dual-lead guitar fury and driving rhythms with an instinctive appreciation for how this music was originally written, recorded and interpreted on stage.
Behind vocalist Oliver Nichols, a powerhouse who learned to sing as a youth in the Gospel Church of Charleston (S.C.), Tribute interprets the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written in the ‘60s and ‘70s come alive again.
The band had a breakout year in 2015. Tribute was invited to play the main stage at The Fox Theatre’s Block Party, when Peachtree Street was blocked off to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Save the Fox campaign. They shared the stage that day with the legendary Francine Reed.
Tribute made its second appearance at the Hoopee Music Park, this time with Tommy Talton and Alvin “Lil Al” Cordy jamming with the band. They also opened for Drivin’ N Cryin’ at a summer festival show in Chamblee.
Tribute made its first appearance at The Foundry, the storied club in Athens, and quickly fell into regular scheduling there, just as they have at the legendary Northside Tavern and Smith’s Olde Bar, the must-play venue for musicians across the Southeast. Tribute appeared in shows in Avondale, Stone Mountain, Jonesboro, Conyers, Columbus, Birmingham, Ala., and Columbia, S.C., in one four-month span last year.
It was at the Northside Tavern soon after the band formed that Tribute quickly became a fan favorite, regularly jamming the place for shows that lasted well past closing. In quick succession, Tribute played a rooftop gig at Marietta's Strand Theatre as well as Cartersville's Grand Theater. 2014 saw the band open for national act Shawn Mullins at the annual Tunes from the Tombs festival, playing for nearly 2,000 in the Promenade of Atlanta's Piedmont Park, performing in Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta and taking their show to Gainesville, Athens and to Gip's Place in Bessemer, Ala., one of the oldest juke joints in the country.
Tribute recalls that unique period in American rock, when psychedelia ebbed and the ABB informed us what jazz, rock, country and blues could sound like. Comprised of musicians with decades of performance experience, the members of Tribute bring their shared love of the Allman Brothers Band to life every time they step on the stage.
Larry Griggs - Guitar
Rod Gunther - Guitar
Chris Jones - Bass
Oliver Nichols - Vocals
John Marsten - Percussion, Acoustic Guitar
Ron Roper - Keyboards, Vocals
Tom Stinson - Drums
Scott Trudeau - Drums
Additional Booking Notes
If necessary, we can provide our own PA and lights and a professional sound man. We prefer to have that provided for us and work with a local professional sound company, but all things are negotiable. We always provide our own personal equipment (back line). A stage plot and input is available on request. If a stage will be provided, it must be at least 16' x 16'.
We play over 40 songs from The Allman Brothers catalog. Basically, we play every song from their first 5 albums...The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South, At The Fillmore, Eat A Peach, Brothers and Sisters....and several other songs from their catalog.
Influences & Inspiration
The Allman Brothers Band and all bands that play in that style.
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