Still jammin'

Critic's choice: Pop music

June 27, 1999|By J.D. Considine

Back when the Allman Brothers Band first started, the group's fondness for blues-based, jazz-inflected jams made it an inspiration for a generation of Southern rockers. Now, some 31 years later, those same qualities have led an entirely new generation to see the Allmans as an inspiration for the current crop of jam bands.

So there's something wonderfully appropriate about the Allmans' current tour, which rolls into the Merriweather Post Pavilion this Thursday. Not only has the band been revitalized by the addition of guitarist Derek Trucks (son of longtime drummer Butch Trucks), but the tour has been turned into a mini- festival, with additional acts ranging from acid folkies Hot Tuna to local heroes Gingham Schmuz. July 1, 7 p.m. Tickets are $40.25 for reserved seating, $25.25 for lawn.

Pub Date: 06/27/99

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