Gregg Allman

The Pearl at the Palms, Jan. 12

Gregg Allman and his band turned the clock back 40 years with a blend of Southern rock and blues revival. Looking comfortable as ever seated at his Hammond organ, Allman kicked off the show with his solo hit “I’m No Angel”—a pleasant surprise that set the tone. A rendition of the Allman Brothers Band’s “Statesboro Blues” brought the crowd to their feet. Then he hopped up and strapped on a guitar to jam “I Can’t Be Satisfied” off his acclaimed album Low Country Blues. A supremely talented band, including Jay Collins on horns and Scott Sharrard on lead guitar, eloquently tore through Allman Brothers Band classics “Midnight Rider,” “Whipping Post” and “One Way Out.” Midway through the show, Allman hollered, “Y’all can make as much noise as you want. It’s always a pleasure to play in front of those who enjoy this.” The true pleasure was in seeing a living legend still bringing it at 65 years young. ★★★★☆

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