Laying it  Back One More Time, a Tribute to Gregg Allman featuring Members of Cowboy w/Special Guest

Laying it Back One More Time, a Tribute to Gregg Allman featuring Members of Cowboy w/Special Guest

Sat, November 18, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cox Capitol Theatre

Macon, GA

$25.00 - $400.00

Laying it Back One More Time, a Tribute to Gregg Allman featuring Members of Cowboy w/Special Guest
Laying it  Back One More Time, a Tribute to Gregg Allman featuring Members of Cowboy w/Special Guest
On Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. members of Cowboy, Gregg Allman’s band on the “Laid Back” album and ensuing tour and “Gregg Allman Tour with Special Guests Cowboy” live album, will come together once again for a tribute concert to their Brother, the late, great Gregg Allman, benefiting The Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House. Members of Cowboy, including Tommy Talton and Bill Stewart, will be supported by the Mike Veal Band, complete with a horn section and other special guests. The concert will be held at the Cox Capitol Theatre, 382 Second Street, Macon, Georgia.

While not exactly the house band for Phil Walden's Macon, GA-based Capricorn Records label, the members of the acoustic aggregate Cowboy, led by Scott Boyer & Tommy Talton, could be found on recordings by the Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman (whom they regularly supported), Alex Taylor, and Bonnie Bramlett. Their debut "Reach for the Sky" (1970) amply shows off their rural whimsy and substantial acoustic capacities. While their country-rock leanings are comparable to the Hearts & Flowers, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, or Pure Prairie League, they rely on their solid original material rather than adaptations and variations on traditional works and standards from the genre. After touring in support of Gregg Allman, only Scott Boyer and Tommy Talton remained of the original band. The release of "Boyer & Talton"(1974), still using the Cowboy moniker, proves justified, as this record is a natural progression from "5'll Getcha Ten" (1971) and a compilation LP "Why Quit When Your Loosing" (1973). Utilizing a crack support band made up of musicians in the Capricorn corral, Boyer & Talton deliver the goods and then some. From the opening "Patch & Pain Killer" right on through to the close, "Houston," this Cowboy outfit rock and soul with just the right amount of smooth Southern charm to grab hold of and keep your listening attention. Possibly this band's finest hour until the release of their self titled LP "Cowboy" (1977).

The band will be performing songs from both Gregg Allman’s “Laid Back” and “The Gregg Allman Tour with Special Guests Cowboy” albums. This will be an historic evening featuring some of the Southeast’s most talented musicians. Chank Middleton, Gregg Allman’s longtime friend and right-hand man, will be Master of Ceremonies. Don’t miss this very special evening of extraordinary music! Doors open at 7:00 p.m.; music begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $30 for reserved seats in front balcony, and $50 VIP tickets, which include a meet and greet with the band and a signed poster. Tickets are available at www.coxcapitoltheatre.com . For interviews and/or high res photos, please contact Terry Reeves at treeves@musicmattersentertainment.net
Venue Information:
Cox Capitol Theatre
382 Second Street
Macon, GA, 31201
http://www.coxcapitoltheatre.com/