With the Allman Brothers Band still touring, you might think we’re back in the past. The band is still one of the best in the southern rock world. The reviews of the performances on the current tour are overwhelmingly positive. They have some new members since their glory days back in the 70s, including the additions of guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks. In Mansfield, Massachusetts, they even had Jimmy Herring with them onstage and it made their sound even more impressive than usual. Gregg Allman, 61, was the starting player in the band. His more growly voice gives the ensemble a special sound that can help shift their style into blues-rock or hard rock. Haynes and Trucks will continue to be big forces in this band, because they are younger and they are authoring many of their newest hits. Since this band is celebrating its 40th anniversary, there are still Allman Brothers tickets for performances in cities all the way through the end of October. Make sure to catch them on this very special tour this year and hear some of their great guests. Their influences are wide-ranging, encompassing everything from rock to blues, jazz to hard rock. Fans and critics alike have been enjoying their latest tour for the last several months and you can be sure that it’s going to be just as good over the next two months!