Gregg Allman and John Paul White to play Sundance London
Story by Jack Foley
THE second Sundance London film and music festival will host a musical performance by Gregg Allman and John Paul White of The Civil Wars.
The duo will be sharing a stage for the first time on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at indigO2 in The O2.
The performance will take place in conjunction with the UK premiere of Greg “Freddy” Camalier’s acclaimed music documentary, Muscle Shoals.
Tickets and a music-and-movie ticket package for The Music of Muscle Shoals: An Evening with Gregg Allman and John Paul White of The Civil Wars, with opening act to be announced, will be on sale from 9am on Friday, March 15 at www.sundance-london.com.
Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famer Allman is a founding member of one of the biggest and most important American bands of all time, the still-active and thriving Allman Brothers Band, whose memorable signature hits include the classics Whipping Post, Dreams, Please Call Home and Melissa.
White soothes the soul with his intensely poetic, highly inspired music. He was born and still lives in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. White released the album The Long Goodbye in 2008 and joined Joy Williams the following year to form The Civil Wars.
On his involvement with Sundance and working with Allman, White said, “For musicians raised in the heart of the South, the Allman Brothers are gods. Count me among the worshipers. I’m honoured immensely to be included in this project in any small way, and working with one of my heroes excites me to no end.”
With interviews from an incredible roster of musicians, Muscle Shoals unearths the rich musical history of a tiny Alabama town with the curious name of Muscle Shoals, an unheralded gold mine of American music.
At the heart of Muscle Shoals is Rick Hall; overcoming crushing hardship, he managed to entice talent like Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett. As the word spread about the electrifying musical chemistry in this unexpected place, the likes of Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, the Staples Singers, the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Simon and Garfunkel magnetically followed suit.
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