Since its founding in February 2013, Tribute ... a celebration of the Allman Brothers Band has quickly established a reputation as the source for the authentic ABB sound in and around Atlanta with sights set on performing their music throughout the Southeast.
A A formidable nine-piece lineup rigged with authentic 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.
Behind vocalist Oliver Nichols, a powerhouse who began singing as a youth in the Gospel Church of Charleston (S.C.), Tribute interprets the Allman catalog in such a way that these songs written over 40 years ago come alive again..
Already this year, Tribute made its second appearance at the Hoopee Music Park, this time with Tommy Talton and Alvin “Lil Al” Cordy jamming with the band. Tribute is honored to be on the main stage of The Fox Theatre’s Block Party, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Save the Fox campaign, where they will share the stage with the legendary Francine Reed.
The band will open for Drivin’ N Cryin’ this summer as well as making its debut performance at The Foundry in Athens. Stay tuned. There is much more to come.
Soon after the band formed, Tribute quickly became a favorite at Atlanta's legendary blues club, Northside Tavern, regularly jamming the place for shows that lasted well past closing. In quick succession, Tribute played a rooftop gig at Marietta's Strand Theatre as well as Cartersville's Grand Theater. 2014 saw the band open for national act Shawn Mullins at the annual Tunes from the Tombs festival, playing for nearly 2,000 in the Promenade of Atlanta's Piedmont Park, performing in Centennial Park downtown and taking their show on the road to Athens, Gainesville and to Gip's Place in Bessemer, AL, one of the oldest juke joints in the country. They have also taken regular turns at the venerable Atlanta music mecca, Smith's Olde Bar.
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 hit the stage.
Larry Griggs - Guitar
Rod Gunther - Guitar
Chris Jones - Bass
Oliver Nichols - Vocals
John Marsten - Percussion, Acoustic Guitar
Russ Still - Keyboards, Vocals
Tom Stinson - Drums
Scott Trudeau - Drums
Bob Werblin - Harmonica, Percussion