Grant’s Lounge plans ‘jam session’ for Gregg Allman
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – More than one million people have passed through the doors of Grant’s Lounge in Macon. Among those million, was Southern Rock trailblazer, Gregg Allman. Allman, 69, passed away Saturday, May 27th.
“He loved music, just like all those musicians that loved music,” said musician, Gary Lester. “If he was alive today, and Gregg was here in Macon and somebody was jamming, Gregg would come down here and play.”
Lester plays the trumpet and shared a few jam sessions with The Allman Brothers Band in the 70s.
Co-Owner of Grant’s Lounge, Edward Grant Jr, says Allman was all about good music. When he wasn’t with the band, Allman would stop by Grant’s anytime he was in Macon.
“You’d never know when he was going to show up,” said Grant. “He actually came here one evening when a group I was playing with was playing with and he played with us, which I was surprised he did.”
Grant says that was just the person Allman was.
“He was a very warm person,” said Grant. “I really give him a lot of credit for bringing the black and white community together here at Grant’s. Back in the 70s when there was so much racial tension going on.”
Allman will be missed but Grant’s will remember him the way they know best, with a jam session. Grant’s will be open Saturday June 3rd from 11AM – 2AM. They encourage all musicians and fans to come out and play. Admission is free.