Check out my new interview with Jaimoe, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band.
The Allman Brothers 2010 NYC run was not as exciting as last year’s 40th anniversary celebration, but I got the sense that there was a new and improved group dynamic. If you watch the ABB 2004 commercial DVD and compare it to this 2010 run, you’ll notice a shift in leadership. Warren, Derek and Oteil are now on much more of an equal footing. Otiel in particular has really emerged as an important force.
Otiel is a musician’s musician, musically on top of his game, appreciative of others’ playing, enthusiastic and supportive, and now ready to take his rightful place on stage. I was really surprised by his voice when he sang Anyday, he has a strong voice and creative phrasing, and his bass playing is simply great. He’s a joy to watch on stage, he’s all about the music.