Les Brers Rearin’ To Go

Members of the legendary Allman Brothers Band have joined forces for a new endeavor, called Les Brers, named after a track on ABB’s “Eat a Peach” album. The group is touring the Northeastern U.S. in August and September.

Photo: Carl Vernlund
A press photo of Jaimoe.

The band members, most of whom were longtime ABB collaborators, are drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe, percussionist Marc Quinones, bass player Oteil Burbridge, guitarist Jack Pearson, keyboardist Bruce Katz, singer Lamar Williams Jr., and guitarist Pat Bergeson.

The tour kicks off at the Peach Festival Aug. 11 in Scranton, Pa. From there, it’s really just a handful of dates, until Rutland, Vt., Sept. 10. The band has said more shows are being scheduled in the region for October though, so be on the lookout if none of these locations is close enough for you.

The Allman Brothers Band helped shape an entire generation of southern rockers. It was led by guitarist Duane Allman, who was ranked by Rolling Stone in 2003 as the second-greatest guitarist of all-time. Allman’s tenure with the band was cut short though, as he died at the age of 24 after a motorcycle accident in 1971.

Les Brers’ sets will consist of ABB classics with lots of room for improvisation and jamming. Regarding the sound of the band, Butch Trucks said “I knew that Les Brers was going to be good, but DAMN!!!! We did stuff I wouldn’t have believed.

“So great to really jam and jam with people who have the guts to leap off the cliff and soar with the eagles.”

Here is the routing for Les Brers:

Aug. 11 – Moosic, Pa., Pavilion At Montage Mountain (The Peach Music Festival)
Sept. 7 – Ridgefield, Conn., Ridgefield Playhouse
Sept. 8 – Hampton Beach, N.H., Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom 
Sept. 9 – Boston, Mass., House Of Blues Boston
Sept. 10 – Rutland, Vt., Paramount Theatre

Tickets to the Peach Festival and the Sept. 8 show are available now. The rest go on sale July 1. Head over to LesBrersBand.com for more info.