The Allman Others Band: DC's Tribute to the Allman Brothers w/ Mark Bragg
Hill Country Live Presents
This show is will be seated and standing room. All seats are first come, first serve. All sales are final. If you would like to dine in before the show please go to www.hillcountry.com
Allman Others Band:
The Allman Others Band (AOB) is Washington DC's tribute to the Allman Brothers, recreating the mystery and magic of the classic Fillmore East, Watkins Glen, Ludlow Garage and other historic ABB concerts every time they take the stage.
Comprising a super-group of Washington's best local musicians, The Allman Others Band shows are full of familiar faces, classic tunes and many surprises, driven by the irresistible groove and funky extended jams that have been hard to find since the "Brothers" played their final show at NYC's venerable Beacon Theater.
Not content to leave things be, the Allman Others Band embraces the jam and launches the classic familiar tunes to new and extra funky heights... Ghanaian percussionist and world beat master Nana Frimpong adds a distinctive global groove that makes the music fresh and enhances the classic songs of Duane, Gregg & Dickey in a way that is not to be missed.
Don't miss The Allman Others Band as they energize the vast song book of the Allman Brothers, bringing the music alive and taking you back to the Fillmore, one more time....
Mark Bragg (Canada):
Mark Bragg doesn’t need much of an introduction in his home town of St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he’s as much a music establishment himself as say, Fred’s Records or The Ship Inn Pub. His Newfoundland fanbase has long been drawn to the tragic-hero protagonists he sings about, and the wild-eyed persona that takes the stage to sing about them.
But for the rest of us, after seeing Bragg play live for the first time, we might wonder which kind of oddball inhabits the character on stage in front of us: is it the harmless socks-with sandals sort of madcap, or the locked in the trunk of a car variety?
While Bragg’s catalogue is full of dark humour and Southern Gothic flavour, his 2018 album “Winter” hosts a subtler cast of characters, making it his most accessible album to date.
This is what Tim Baker from Hey Rosetta said about "Winter":
"There’s a renewed calmness, a clarity, the words measured to be heard and felt. It feels crafted carefully, yet still so free. Indeed the whole thing is a study in contrasts - it manages to be delicate yet gruff, sad yet playful, humble yet grand, all at the same time... it's unmistakably Mark Bragg: squinting sideways at the heartbreak and violence of life, somehow with a grimace and a grin and a tear in his eye all at once... growing stronger in the dark. A bear come through “Winter” say, hungry for spring."
Fans might miss the manic persona and frenetic energy of the Bragg they know and love, but there’s a maturity that makes the songs on “Winter” some of Mark Bragg’s finest.
Currently Bragg is working on his piano chops, learning about the US music market, and walking his dog.
The Allman Others Band: DC's Tribute to the Allman Brothers w/ Mark Bragg Friday, February 28, 2020 9:30 PM