New Music Friday: Stream Gregg Allman’s Posthumous Album, ‘Southern Blood’

New Music Friday: Stream Gregg Allman’s Posthumous Album, ‘Southern Blood’

In May, the world lost Gregg Allman, who passed away at the age of 69. After he died, it was announced that his in-progress solo album Southern Blood would be released in the coming months — and on Friday, that came to fruition.

The album was produced by the legendary Don Was and features recordings of songs held close to Allman’s heart. From the press release:

“…the album is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s career, an emotionally expansive collection of songs written by friends and favorite artists including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn,
meant to serve as a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers. Allman collaborated on his closing project with manager and dear friend Michael Lehman and GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Don Was, a longtime acquaintance and staunch supporter committed to helping the rock icon actualize his very specific aspirations.”

Listening to it, Southern Blood serves as a poignant farewell from the iconic Allman, who for years helmed the Allman Brothers Band and firmly established his place in music history. Stream the album below, via Spotify:

And may Allman rest in peace.


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