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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Being Laid Back with Greg Allman and Other Southern Rockers

Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top joins Greg Allman on stage.
Last night, my wife Judy and I attended the Greg Allman-curated Laid Back Festival here in Atlanta.

The Festival had been postponed twice, 1st for an injury to ZZ Top base player Dusty Hill and then for the hospitalization of Allman for severe pneumonia.

We sat through 3 great performances - the hot new Georgia band Blackberry Smoke, a 1st-time-ever live listen to ZZ Top, and the closing act Greg Allman's own band.

The festival featured 2 stages, although we remained seated at one. Also on the bill were:
  • Mother's Finest
  • Jaimoe's Jazz Band
  • Stonerider
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Michelle Malone
While Greg Allman and his band stayed with rearranged versions of songs performed by the Allman Brothers, Blackberry Smoke and ZZ Top featured some interesting covers in their set including

Blackberry Smoke:
  • Your Time Is Going to Come (Led Zeppelin)
  • Bob Marley mash-up
ZZ Top
  • Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix)
  • Sixteen Tons (Merle Travis)
  • Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
Greg Allman Band full set list

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  7. (Elmore James cover)

Encore - Photos

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