Tuesday, July 4, 2017

A Tribute to Gregg Allman by the Midnight Riders and Channel Cats

July 4th, 2017
Nashville, TN

Story By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo
Photos By Butch Worrell of One Heart Photo

Gregg Allman will always be one of the Giants of American Music. His passing leaves a hole in our Music and our hearts. Yet in paying tribute to him by performing his music we keep his memory alive. Recently the Midnight Riders and the Channel Cats performed to a sold out show at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley in memoriam to Gregg.

Opening the show was the Channel Cats with “Sweet Home Chicago”. Their blues/rock style was well played and the closer “Trouble No More” had the audience on their feet. In addition to the photos there is a video clip of “Running on Empty”.

The next set featured the Midnight Riders. Tim Horn was the first guest gracing the sound with his harmonica skills. Then Olivia Jones, an up and coming artist produced by Mac Gayden, provided vocals for “Blue Sky” and “Southbound”. Helping close out the set was the appearance of the legendary Jimmy Hall. His harmonica skills, vocals, and stage energy put the set over the top.

The final set was all Gregg Allman. The first guest was Chris Sartin whose vocals on “please call Home” touched everyone there. Then Chuck Glass added his keyboard skills and vocals to the mix. A final touch was Robert Gately of the Channel Cats delivering the vocals on a beautiful “Midnight Rider”. A video link is provided of this. It was a great evening of music focused on the Music of Gregg Allman suitable for publishing on the 4th of July. What could be more Americana than Gregg.

Video Link for Running on Empty

Video link for Midnight Rider

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