The Peach Festival, if nothing else, is a communal event, a shared experience of the masses (about 20,000 strong) consisting of both young and old.
The Allman Brothers circle had an extremely tragic year in 2017, losing both Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks just months before the Allmans-curated Peach Festival returned for a sixth year at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA.
In retrospect, that might have been a bit too soon. Even that show’s tribute set to Allman and Trucks felt forced and melancholy. However, after time to reflect, this year’s Peach Festival, which kicked off Thursday and ran through Sunday night, seemed to more accurately capture The Allman Brothers spirit and moxie.
It did that by doing what the Allmans always seemed to do: jam on with that feeling that the show will never end.
It wasn’t just the sets by the remaining Allman Brothers members that did that, but clearly, a set by drummer Jaimoe and his Jasssz Band got it right.Read more Read more