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The Allman Brothers Band Returns To The Stage!
Thanksgiving is traditionally a time to be grateful for all the blessings in our lives. This year, it will have a special meaning for Allman Brothers fans, as the band returns to the stage in Boston this November!

Since Gregg Allman had liver transplant surgery in June of this year, many of you have called the HTN offices asking about his health. While all reports so far have been positive, the announcement of these shows is the ultimate proof that he is feeling better and is ready to hit the stage once again!

Tickets go on sale Thursday through Ticketmaster, and with the lack of an ABB summer tour this year, expect them to go fast. Boston has always been one of the ABB's favorite places to play, going back to the days of Duane Allman, and the Orpheum is an intimate jewel of a venue. These shows will be something special!

Click here for more ticket details, and good luck!

Snow Ridge Jam Fest in Upstate New York!
There is no better way to finish off the summer than with some good music, and we have got just the place! The Snow Ridge Ski Resort in upstate New York has been hosting musical events for over a decade, and this year's Snow Ridge Jam Fest promises to be the best yet, with a perfect mix of roots music and the latest in progressive jams. Longtime HTN favorites Railroad Earth and Donna the Buffalo will be there, and these well-honed festival bands are worth the price of admission by themselves. You will never find more heartfelt songs than those performed by these bands, and with DTB being from upstate New York and RRE hailing from Jersey, their fans are sure to come out for this one. Railroad Earth is playing Friday, and Donna the Buffalo on Saturday.

The world music flavor of Rusted Root was a big hit at the Wanee Festival back in 2007, and they are one of those bands that when you see them live, you realize how many of their songs you know. Rusted Root plays on both Friday and Saturday, so you can get a double dose of their high energy music! Georgia's own Perpetual Groove and Particle offer a different style, with their techno-fusion sound sure to have people dancing late into the night. The Bridge and Moon Taxi aren't well known, at least not yet, but they blew our minds at Mountain Jam and Hoopee Jam, respectively, and there is plenty more where that came from! As always, make sure to check out some of the bands you don't know, festivals are a great way to discover new music.

Best of all, the whole festival is nestled in the foothills of the Adirondacks at beautiful Snow Ridge, a full-service ski resort similar in some ways to Hunter Mountain, the site of Mountain Jam. The folks at Snow Ridge have provided two free tickets for a HTN contest, so email [email protected] with "Snow Ridge Contest" in the subject line if you're interested and we will draw a winner from the entries. Good luck!

Click here for more details, and enjoy the festival!

25 Artist Proofs of United Palace Poster Available!
The ABB have had a lot of great posters over the years, and recently it seems like most of them come from the one and only Jeff Wood of Drowning Creek Studios. The fantastic poster on black paper that Jeff did for the Allman Brothers run at the United Palace earlier this year was one of his finest works of art, and sold out almost immediately.

With no further ado, we are happy to announce that we have an additional 25 artist's proofs of this incredible poster! As with all of Jeff's posters, they look even more incredible in person, with rich detail and depth that no computer screen can capture. This one is sure to be a collector's item for years to come. Apologies in advance that we don't have more, and we fully expect these 25 proofs to sell out instantaneously. Everybody who wants one probably won't get one, so click here to order yours right now, and good luck!

Red Dog Benefit Next Weekend In Macon! Books and T-Shirts Available!
On Saturday August 14th, there will be a benefit concert for legendary ABB roadie Joseph "Red Dog" Campbell in Macon at the Cox Capitol Theatre. Acts already confirmed include the Tommy Talton Band and Davin McCoy and the Coming Attractions, and there are rumors of other high-profile musicians showing up to demonstrate their love. Click here to buy tickets. Ticket proceeds will go to help Red Dog's medical bills, and there will also be a memorabilia auction at the event. You can also buy a limited edition t-shirt that is being created for this event by RedDog's godson, Michael Phillips. Click here to check out the artwork and to order.

If you're in Macon for the benefit show, be sure to stop by the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House and check out Duane Allman's famous '57 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop that he played on everything from the ABB's Idlewild South to the Layla sessions, which currently is on display through August. Stop by the gift shop for all the best ABB merchandise, or stare in awe at the museum's unique collection of Allman Brothers Band memorabilia. There is nothing else like it in the world! Click here for more details on the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House.

Last but not least, Hittin' the Note is proud to announce that we will be reprinting Red Dog's Book of Tails! This long out of print classic, written in Red Dog's inimitable style, recounts his adventures with the ABB and shows that along with his many other talents, Joseph "Red Dog" Campbell has a unique knack for telling a story. We will be taking pre-orders for the new edition at the benefit, and you can also pre-order by clicking here. We will let you know when we have the book back in stock.

For those who can't make it, there is an account set up where you can make donations by check.

Joseph L. Campbell d/b/a Red Dog Benefit Fund
c/o Willie Perkins
2919 Audubon Drive
Macon, GA 31204

Or you can send a PayPal donation to [email protected].

Davin McCoy CD Sales To Benefit Red Dog!
Speaking of Red Dog, one of the performers at the benefit concert this weekend will be talented young singer-songwriter Davin McCoy. We are big fans of Davin, who combines insightful songwriting with soulful, passionate vocals, and we look forward to seeing him play in Macon! His mentors and supporters include such heavy hitters as Randall Bramblett, Davis Causey and Chuck Leavell, all of whom feel Davin is special.

Showing what a big-hearted brother he is, Davin has decided to donate a portion of the proceeds from his CD sales on to Red Dog from now through the end of August. If you want to support Red Dog, and check out a promising new artist on the rise at the same time, this is yet another way to help out. Click here to order So Good, So Cruel, and if you're going to Macon, make sure to get there early and catch Davin's set.

Hittin' the Note Magazine In Borders Music!
Many of our longtime readers may remember when the only way you could get Hittin' the Note was to subscribe. Over the years, we have expanded our reach and moved into a number of retail bookstore chains. Borders, Barnes and Noble and Hastings have all been major chains to support Hittin' the Note through the years and we are pleased to announce that Borders Music Stores are highlighting Hittin' the Note #65 in a special promotion. If you have a Borders Music in your area, check it out and support HTN by buying a copy of the new issue. (Click here to find a Borders store in your area.) The better we do on the newsstand, the more stores will want to carry us in the future. So if you don't see HTN at your store, make sure to let us know, and ask the manager why we aren't in that store!

And of course, the easiest way to get Hittin' the Note is to subscribe. Just click here and we will deliver the best, most in-depth coverage about the music that matters directly to your mailbox!

Ludlow Garage Sale!
Savvy HTN shoppers know that the Ludlow Garage section of our website is always the place to find the best deals on merchandise. We have just moved a big chunk of t-shirts into the Ludlow Garage section, where they will be on sale for a significant discount!

Everything from Derek Trucks Band shirts to our "coat of arms" HTN shirt is now on sale, plus Wanee tie-dyes from year's past, the last few remaining Allman Brothers T-shirts from last year's Beacon run, Gregg Allman and Friends shirts, and many more! If you want to freshen up your apparel collection, Ludlow's Garage is the place to be!

One quick disclaimer: Because these are clearance items, sizes may be limited. Make sure to check and see if we have your size before you place your order. We only have certain sizes in some shirts, and once these are gone, they are gone for good.

Come and get 'em! Click here for great deals on groovy threads!

Thank you for your support of Hittin' the Note, and of all the wonderful artists whose music we cover. Please continue to support live music whenever you can!

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