Friday, March 19, 2010

Gregg Allman To Rock Harvest Jazz and Blues (condensed verison of an article first published by the Daily Gleaner March 18/10)

Look out Harvest fans - it looks like a Midnight Rider is coming to town. According to his official website, blues icon Gregg Allman will perform at the 20th anniversary of the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival on Sept. 15th. The founding member of The Allman Brothers Band has listed a performance in Fredericton in his touring schedule.

Organizers of the annual music festival have developed a relationship with the legendary group, featuring headlining performances in back-to-back years by the band's current guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks. There was also a show last year with Trucks' wife, blues guitarist and frequent Allman collaborator,Susan Tedeschi.

A number of early-bird tickets will go on sale May 15 at 9 a.m. through the festival's website only, which can be found at http://www.harvestjazzandblues.com/. Organizers are expected to announce the names of at least six marquee artists before those tickets go on sale.

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