Brooklyn Comes Alive reveals lineup for Allman Brothers tribute
The unique jam-oriented weekend of musical collaboration, Brooklyn Comes Alive, returns for its third year on September 23-24. This year's edition will pay tribute to the recently fallen Gregg Allman, whose music set a clear precedent for the kind of music you'll hear at Brooklyn Comes Alive. The Allman Brothers Band's music will be performed by a supergroup featuring Joel Cummins & Kris Myers of Umphrey's McGee, Al Schnier & Vinnie Amico of moe., Scott Sharrard & Brett Bass of Gregg Allman Band, Nate Werth of Snarky Puppy, and young Allman collaborator Brandon “Taz” Niederauer.
Talking about the Allman Brothers, Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee said:
The Allman Brothers are one of rock n roll’s most seminal bands in history, forging a path for many musicians today that have followed in their footsteps. As a keyboardist myself, Gregg Allman & Chuck Leavell‘s masterful work on organ & piano influenced the way I approach music. It will be an honor to pay tribute to a group of musicians Umphrey’s McGee loves and respects so much.
AL Schnier of moe. added:
The Allman Brothers “At Fillmore East” changed the landscape of live rock music, & particularly the place of the guitar in an improvisational ensemble forever more. They somehow blended these very American elements of Jazz, Blues, & Soul into something uniquely theirs, yet timeless all the same. And that album, their sound became part of my DNA at an early age. To this day, the twin guitar combo in moe. would not be what it is if not for the path forged by Duane Allman & Dickey Betts.
And Allman collaborator Scott Sharrard said:
What Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks did was rain truth daggers of love and unity in every salvo of sound from the stage. One true note can slice into every heart. I believe this was their goal every time that they took the stage, I never saw them miss. It will be a pleasure to honor these founding members of one of the greatest rock bands of all time. Alongside some friends, both old and new, we will do our best to “hit the note” at Brooklyn Comes Alive.
Brooklyn Comes Alive also features DJ Premier, The Crystal Method, Darkside's Dave Harrington, Cibo Matto's Yuka Honda, The Meters' George Porter Jr, and members of Primus, Antiibalas, Jack White's band, Prince's band, and much, much more. Full lineup HERE. Tickets HERE.
Watch Brandon Niederauer play "Whipping Post" with Gregg Allman in January 2014 (when he was 10 years old):