Gregg Allman Releases First Solo Album In 14 Years: Low Country Blues

By: Michael Stevens
Staff Writer
Published: Jan 16, 2021

Gregg Allman releases first solo album in 14 years: Low Country Blues. Gregg Allman debuts his first solo album in 14 years entiteled 'Low Country Blues.' The singer has earned the torment in his singing voice.

Allman has done country and blues before in many low points in his life. Tragic deaths of family members and bandmates, drug and alcohol addiction and much more have seared his soul over 63 years. Yet when he softly recounts his most recent torture, a liver transplant in June after a battle with hepatitis C, he punctuates it with a Southern-inflected half-chuckle that's endearing.

"It's the roughest thing I've ever been through," says the lead vocalist/organist of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers the Allman Brothers Band. "I've been in military school, through six divorces, heh-heh -- this is worse than all that." The decision to seek a transplant was made soon after he had been cajoled into the recording studio last January to make his first solo album in 14 years, Low Country Blues, out Tuesday.

The singer hasn't been in a studio since 2003. Allman's reluctance had stemmed from the death in 2002 of legendary producer Tom Dowd, who had guided him to most of his greatest successes. "It hit me hard. When recording would raise its ugly head, I would roll over and play dead."

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