Gregg Allman’s Low Country Blues Debuts At #5 On Top 200 Highest Chart Position Of His Career
The media reaction to the exceptional Low Country Blues has been incredible. In its lead review, Rolling Stone raved: “It’s the shades of blue in Allman’s vocals, amplified by Burnett’s austere, consciously antique production, that make Low Country Blues an eerie pleasure with quietly persistent emotional conviction,” while USA Today hailed, “T Bone Burnett’s retro rustic production provide a sumptuous sound, but it’s Allman’s scarred croon that elevates Low Country.” In their feature, The Sunday New York Timesnoted that, “where the Allman Brothers is sprawling and expansive, this music is intimate, tightly focused, carefully arranged but never stiff,” while the Wall Street Journalconcluded, “Mr. Allman has earned his stripes as a blues man.” Allman appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman and was featured in a lengthy segment on CBS Sunday Morning.? ? As a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and in his own solo career, Allman has long been a gifted natural interpreter of the blues. His soulful and distinctive voice is one of the defining sounds in the history of American music. Low Country Blues finds him putting his own stamp on songs by some of the blues giants whose work has long informed his own, from Muddy Waters and BB King to Buddy Guy and Magic Sam.
Low Country Blues is Gregg Allman at his very best -- a self-assured, spirited collection that will stand as a major milestone in what is undeniably an exceptional career.