The brainchild of Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks, the Wanee Music Festival celebrated its 10th Anniversary this year, with ABB headlining two nights. Nearly 30,000 fans flocked to the bucolic Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla. to camp out amongst the stately trees dripping with Spanish moss and enjoy three days of live music with more than 30 bands.
New Year's Eve is tricky. Expectations are high, and more often than not, the evening never quite seems to live up to them. Seeing a couple of bands that you know will rock your socks off seems about the best you can do. The line outside the Old Rock House as the doors opened on Tuesday night proved that to be a popular idea.
Outside the windows that illuminate stage left of the Old Rock House, a train rolled forward with slow determination over the dark Mississippi to a destination unknown. The Arch rose up in the background as the Royal Southern Brotherhood took the stage and the crowd gave them a warm, enthusiastic welcome.
Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of the intrepid members of KDHX's pool of volunteer photographers.
An uninvited guest, Hurricane Isaac, forced all of Saturday's music at the Big Muddy Blues Festival inside.
Within the last year, two St. Louis natives, Devon Allman and Mike Zito, have joined forces. Along with veteran drummer Yonrico Scott (Derek Trucks Band), Cyril Neville (Neville Brothers) and bassist Charlie Wooten, they formed the Royal Southern Brotherhood.