Album Review: Low County Blues

By Benjamin Kelly

A long-haired, tattooed 63-year-old man who has more accolades to his name than one can even fathom, Gregg Allman is still making great music. Better known for his work with his brother Duane Allman in the Hall of Fame group, The Allman Brothers, Gregg Allman just released his eighth solo studio album, and the first in 14 years, “Low Country Blues.”

The Allman album displays the classic southern accent that put him at number 70 on The Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Singers list, the twang of the guitar, and the clinking of the ivory as Allman plucks away in the 4th cut on the album, “I Can’t Be Satisfied,” and much more all in “Low Country Blues.”

Several tracks from the album can be heard on 91.1 the Globe, including “Little By Little,” which portrays the blues that sound so true you can almost see Allman shredding the 88 keys and delivering the lyrics in perfect sync. The other is the sixth cut on the album, “Just Another Rider.” This track was written and composed by Allman alongside hall of fame guitarist, former member of the Allman Brothers and current guitarist of Gov’t Mule, Warren Haynes.  The sounds of the guitar are powerfully overtaking and create an enjoyable blues tune by two great artists.

To hear more from Gregg Allman, tune in to 91.1 the Globe on Friday, Feb. 18 for the World Café with David Dye from 5-7 p.m. to catch an in-studio performance by Allman. Listen to his entire album on his Web site, www.greggallman.com, or catch him on Goshen’s campus radio station, 91.1-FM, the Globe.

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