By: Gary Graff
It's been a decade since the Allman Brothers Band released its last studio album, the well-received "Hittin' The Note."
The group has acknowledged it is winding town, particularly in terms of its touring schedule, but we asked guitarist Warren Haynes if he thought the Allmans had another album in them before it was all over:
"You know, that's a possibility, and maybe even a better possibility than it was a year ago. I don't know. We're not ready to go in (to the studio) any time soon but we are a lot closer than we were. I don't know if that is going to happen or not....First we have to delegate the time to know that we have the material. And I think everybody kind of unspokenly agrees that if we are going to make a record it's gotta be as good or better than 'Hitting the Note.' There's no reason to do what I think we would all look at as the last Allman Brothers record unless it's going to be on par as the one before it. And I think we can easily do that if we delegated the time and the energy to make that happen. We don't have an album's worth of material right now, but we are getting closer to that point."
The Allmans are currently prepping for a short summer tour that will start with the group's annual Peach Music Festival on August 16-17 in Scranton, Pa. Haynes, meanwhile, will be releasing a new Gov't Mule album, "Shout," on September 24.
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