As he looks forward to a career tribute, Gregg Allman finds grace in his second life
Gregg Allman has a best-selling autobiography, My Cross to Bear, and a movie based on the book begins filming next month in Savannah with Allman serving as the executive producer. His last solo album, Low Country Blues, was produced by T-Bone Burnett (musical director of O Brother, Where Art Thou) and wasa surprise top-of-the-charts hit in 2011. A founding member of the iconic Allman Brothers Band, Allman has enjoyed a career renaissance as he settles into his 60s.
The timing coincides with Allman’s recovery from a liver transplant due to damage from Hepatitis C and years as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most notorious substance abusers. These days, Allman — considered by many as the greatest white blues singer alive — is sober and reflective, humble and grateful.
In a wide-ranging interview with ArtsATL, Allman, 66, reflects on his late brother, guitar legend Duane Allman, his recovery from addiction and his secret passion when he’s not making music.
Read the interview @ ArtsATL
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