Atlanta-based Tribute, a celebration of The Allman Brothers Band, brings its eight-piece lineup to Springfield’s Mars Theatre on Saturday. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are on sale at www.marstheatre.com.
Tribute rushed into 2016 empowered by the reality that even though the ABB has shut down, the band’s music maintains the same power over people just as it did 45 years ago. It is a phenomenon the band gladly verifies every time it hits the stage. Tribute recalls that unique period in American rock, when psychedelia ebbed and the ABB informed us what jazz, rock, country and blues could sound like.
Comprised of musicians with decades of performance experience, the members of Tribute bring their shared love of the Allman Brothers Band to life every time they step on the stage. Band members include Larry Griggs - guitar, vocals; Rod Gunther – guitar; Chris Jones – bass; Oliver Nichols – Vocals; John Marsten - percussion, acoustic guitar; Ron Roper – keyboards, vocals; Tom Stinson – drums; and Scott Trudeau – drums.
Since its founding in February 2013, Tribute has earned a reputation as the source for the authentic ABB sound in and around Atlanta and throughout the Southeast. Rigged with vintage equipment, Tribute recreates the sound that the Allman Brothers produced over their inspired first five years, channeling the band’s dual-lead guitar fury and driving rhythms with an instinctive appreciation for how this music was originally written, recorded and interpreted on stage.
The band had a breakout year in 2015. Tribute was invited to play the main stage at The Fox Theatre’s Block Party, when Peachtree Street was blocked off to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Save the Fox campaign. They shared the stage that day with the legendary Francine Reed. They also opened for Drivin’ N Cryin’ at a summer festival show in Chamblee.
For more information on Tribute, visit www.TributeABB.com or www.Facebook.com/TributeABB.