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Thread: Derek Trucks & Warren Haynes To Leave Allman Brothers Band After 2014

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    Derek Trucks & Warren Haynes To Leave Allman Brothers Band After 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Trucks

    "I got the call to join the Allman Brothers while on tour with my own band at the age of 19. It was out of the blue and felt surreal. I leapt at the chance. This was the music that I had cut my teeth on and it was the distinctive sound of Duane's guitar that inspired me to pick up the instrument in the first place.

    When I started with ABB I didn't know how long it would last, only that I would let the music lead me and teach me. Amazingly that led me past the band's 40th anniversary, to the band's 45th, and now my 15th year as a member of this incredible band. Five years ago the 45th seemed like a lofty goal but I thought if we could make it to that milestone it would be a logical time to move on.

    While I've shared many magical moments on stage with the Allman Brothers Band in the last decade plus, I feel that my solo project and the Tedeschi Trucks Band is where my future and creative energy lies. The Tedeschi Trucks Band tour schedule keeps growing, and I feel the time has finally come to focus on a single project, which will allow me to spend that rare time off the road with my family and children. Itís a difficult decision to make, and I donít make it lightly.

    Iím proud to have made a small contribution to the masterful music they have created over the past forty years, and will continue to create. Now seems like a good time to go out on a high note with a great 45th anniversary in 2014, and the mutual respect and friendship of the other 6 members of ABB."

    The Allman Brothers Band next plays at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA on January 10th.
    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Haynes
    "I joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1989, at age 28, for a reunion tour with no promise or expectations of it going any further. Based on the success of the tour and the uncanny chemistry between the original members and the new members, we decided to continue and see where it all led. Now, here we are, 25 years later, and it has been an amazing experience. I've always said that if I were to join a band that I grew up listening to the ABB would be at the top of that list. The original version of the band was a huge influence on me and I'm sure that the countless hours I spent listening to and studying that music helped shape me as a musician. As proud as I am of being a member of such a legendary band, I'm even more proud of the music that we've made together and of being a part of carrying their original vision into the future.

    As someone who's been fortunate enough to juggle a lot of musical projects and opportunities I look forward to maintaining a vigorous schedule which will include many more years of touring and recording with Gov't Mule in addition to my solo projects and to enjoying more family time as well. Being part of the ABB has opened a lot of doors for me and that's something I don't take for granted nor do I take for granted the friendship and musical relationships I have with each of the members. The 45th Anniversary of the ABB is a milestone amidst too many highlights to count and I'm looking forward to an amazing year creating music that only the Allman Brothers Band can create."
    http://www.jambase.com/Articles/1204...and-After-2014
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    Noooooo! Glad I was able to enjoy the two of them with the ABB.

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    WOW. I thought they'd do the Beacon run and fewer summer dates as time went on. Wasn't expecting this!

    Was a stellar run with the ABB. Enjoyed a lot of music from them over the years.

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    That's huge. I wonder what the ABB future will look like.

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    So what your saying is that I need to start practicing slide guitar.

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    wow. that's amazingly sad. yet i'm intrigued to see who joins next.
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    I'm afraid this could spell the end for the ABB at its current level... Those are HUGE shoes to fill.

    I will definitely be doing everything in my power now to make it over to the ATL Friday night...
    -Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopeful Sinner View Post
    ... Those are HUGE shoes to fill.
    Duane, Berry and Dicky had bigger shoes.

    But, yeah, I totally get what you're saying.
    Not like the other kids...

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    I reckon they'll be done. I'm bummed, but they put out a lot of good music and the original members have got to be tired now. Even though they haven't put out anything new in a long time, they were in excellent form when I saw them live a few months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DISTORT6 View Post
    Duane, Berry and Dicky had bigger shoes.

    But, yeah, I totally get what you're saying.
    Perzakkly!!!
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    I am a huge Allman Brothers Fan...as I am of GM and DTB and TTB....I saw this news last night...very bummed out. I will say the last set I saw them play (with Clapton joining them) was at MSG during Clapton's Crossroads last year...and they sounded bigger and badder than ever...very powerful.

    Warren and Derek filled the shoes of their predecessors and took the band in a direction it hadn't seen since its hey dey....two of the finest guitarists to ever live...this really sucks.
    -Bob

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    Two of the greats.
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    "Seriously, Les, we're desperate. We can't find anyone to play with. No one wants to follow those guys. We've sunk so low...I guess...to have to call you."

    "Glad you called, Greg. So I'm thinking an all-accordion set would go over really well as part of the ABB show! Guess what - I can still play Telstar."

    SFX: >>click<<

    "Hello...Greg??..."
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