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LIVE at the Fillmore - The Definitive Original Allman Brothers Band Tribute

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LIVE at the Fillmore - The Definitive Original Allman Brothers Band Tribute
w/ Simplelife
Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:00 PM
The Westcott Theater, Syracuse, NY
  • All Ages
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  • Ticket Price: $20.00
  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
All Ages Admitted
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE A Tribute to the Allman Brothers: "LIVE AT THE FILLMORE is the continuation of my devotion to performing the music of the original Allman Brothers Band as it was performed in those early years before the untimely deaths of Duane and Berry Oakley and the departure of Dickey Betts. For me, those years were the 'glory days' of the Allman Brothers Band. Unlike others who believe the band was a jam band, I share the view of Gregg Allman, who has been quoted as recently as 2003 by fellow band member Butch Trucks in stating that rather than being a jam band The Allman Brothers are "a band that jams". My perspective on the music is that rather than completely free-form in its structure, form and content it is a body of work largely composed after much trial and error and 'jamming' in order to extract those elements which ultimately became part of the finished songs. Anyone like myself who had the good fortune to hear the Allman Brothers shows 'back in the day' on the same or successive nights will corroborate that though they did leave room for improvisation and personal expression, for the most part the songs remained the same. This has continued to be my approach to performing their music. Along with the other highly talented and committed musicians in LIVE AT THE FILLMORE, this is my attempt to bring back authentically the performances of the original Allman Brothers Band for those who were there to hear and still remember them along with those who have a similar love of this music and wish they had been there with us. We hope you enjoy listening to LIVE AT THE FILLMORE!" -Lou Maresca, founding member
Simplelife: Simplelife was established in 2001 with Ben Sumner, Mike Frisina & Ben Lucas as an acoustic trio that focused and prided itself on three-part harmonies. Gary Lucas (drums, percussion) and Michael Schleier (bass) joined the group in early 2002. They released their first full length album "Life in the Third Person" in 2004 to critical acclaim. The album won a Syracuse Area Music Award (SAMMY) in the "Best Pop Recording" category. Upon Schleier's departure in 2005, Simplelife brought in bass player Brett Hobin (The Todd Hobin Band) who has remained as the bassist for the band ever since. Gary Lucas underwent a series of medical issues in 2006 and could no longer withstand the rigors of touring, so his father Jim Lucas (Mr. Ed, The Todd Hobin Band) replaced him as the touring drummer. Gary has remained as the session drummer, arranger and live percussionist. In 2005, Simplelife was signed to Subcat Records and released its sophomore album "New Addiction", also to critical acclaim. The album was also nominated for a SAMMY in the "Best Pop Recording" category. 

Currently, Simplelife can be seen anywhere from a two-piece acoustic act, to a seven-piece full band. Lucas and Frisina have since opened 2 Bros. Studios and continue to write and record music consistently. The group is currently working on their long-awaited third release which will be available to the masses in summer of 2015.

 

 


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