Keeping The Blues Alive

Allman Brothers Honored At Peach Fest

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[Photo By Ed Newton]

Tis the season for awesome concerts and sensational music festivals! Summer is the prime time for outdoor activities like hiking, sports, and camping. For music fans, there is nothing quite like spending a few days in a beautiful open field in a tent with some friends while enjoying great music.

Music festivals have become a rapidly growing tradition and have expanded to multiple genres. Blues and jam bands have been playing various festivals for quite some time now and continue the tradition all year long. Earlier this month, the Peach Music Festival celebrated its fifth anniversary in the Montage Mountains in Scranton Pennsylvania. The festival has been a fantastic gathering for blues and rock musicians since its inception, but this year the festivities were rather bittersweet but very special.

The Peach Festival was founded by no other than the blues/rock gurus of the Allman Brothers Band in 2012. Each year thousands of music fans flock to the area to enjoy some of their favorite groups as well as upcoming artists. This year, we unfortunately had to mourn the losses of two sensational original members of the Allman Brothers. Drummer Butch Trucks died in January 2017 and Gregg Allman passed away in May. Therefore, many bands put together a music memorial to the blues legends and honored them in the best way possible.

As seen in today’s photo, one musician who payed tribute to his fellow band-mates was Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule. Haynes was a guitarist in the Allman Brothers Band for a few years before going on to front his own band. The festival was a great way to remember the musicians and to keep their legacy alive.

 

Patrick Ortiz

KTBA

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