The Allman Brothers Band May Be Reuniting
Saying that he's "always waiting for that call," Burbridge told the San Diego Union-Tribune that "Gregg texted us not long ago, saying, ‘Hey, maybe we should start thinking about getting something together in 2017.’ I said, 'Hey, man, I’m here! Holler at me!’"
The Allman Brothers Band called it quits after 45 years in October 2014 with an epic show at what had become a second home to them, New York's Beacon Theatre. The decision to break up came in January of that year after guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced that they were leaving to devote more time to their other projects, Haynes with Gov't Mule and Trucks with the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Since then, Burbridge has been keeping busy with Dead & Company, which sees Burbridge alongside three original members of the Grateful Dead -- Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann and Bob Weir -- John Mayer and keyboardist Jeff Chimenti. They wrap up their tour on July 30 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif.
While it remains to be seen if Haynes and Trucks would be up for a reunion, Burbridge will be soon working alongside three of his former bandmates in a new project called Les Brers (after the Allmans' song "Les Brers in A Minor"). Joining him are Allman Brothers drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe and percussionist Marc Quinones, with guitarists Jack Pearson and Pat Bergeson, singer Lamar Williams, Jr. and keyboardist Bruce Katz. They have four dates scheduled in August and September, which you can find at Les Brers' website.
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