By: AnnMarie Scaramuzzino
Gregg Allman has announced that he has a new solo album in the works, and he’s hoping start production on it by November of this year.
During a recent interview with American Blues Scene, the rocker revealed that he’ll be working on the LP with iconic producer T-Bone Burnett, though his goal is to write all of the album’s material on his own.
“What I always wanted to do …I always wanted to do a record merely called ‘All Compositions By…’ and just have my name,” Allman explained to American Blues Scene. “I’d like to do a record where I wrote every one. It’s probably a goal of every songwriter in the world. Do one record that you totally create. I mean, you have hundreds if you needed it, different players with you — but you write it all!”
The LP will be the follow-up to 2011’s Low Country Blues, which earned him a Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album.
And though the Allman Brothers Band founder has been writing songs for over four decades, he says that he still needs inspiration to make music.
“…it’s like anything else. You get out of it what you put into it… I guess,” the singer told American Blues Scene. “Some of them just come like gangbusters. Like ‘Midnight Rider’, less than an hour. And I never went back and changed one word. Just, bam bam. Showed it to the band the next day and boom. It’s done.”
Meanwhile, the Allman Brothers are set to embark on a late summer tour beginning on August 23 in Darien Center, NY with Steve Winwood. The tour will follow a two date stint at the Chicago Theatre on August 20 and 21.
For Gregg Allman’s entire interview with American Blues Scene, click here, and head to the Allman Brothers’ official website for concert listing and other updates!