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Paying Tribute

Allman Brothers ‘Live at the
Fillmore East’ tribute show on tap

Lancton and Davis team with others
to put on tribute show

(August 2018) – Allman Brothers fans in the Madison, Ind., area will be treated to a big show when an Allman Brothers “Live at the Fillmore East” tribute show comes to Red Bicycle Hall on Aug. 3. Showtime is 8 p.m. at the hall, located at 125 E. Main St., Madison. A full bar will be available.
Performers include Bill Lancton on guitar, Jimmy Davis on guitar and vocals, David “Woody” Woodmansee on organ, Tim Halcomb on bass, Chris Watson on drums, and Martin Mudd on harmonica.
This performance is a continuation of previous productions they have done. For example, “O’ Madison Where Art Thou” and “The Last Waltz.” The performers have been playing together for a few years and started kicking around the idea to do the Allman Brothers tribute around a year and a half ago.
The “At Fillmore East” is the first live album for the Allman Brothers. The recording took place at Fillmore music venue in New York City. It was released as a double album with just seven songs on it.

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Musicians Jimmy Davis (left) and Bill Lancton (right) will join David Woodmansee, Tim Halcomb and Chris Watson for the Allman Brothers tribute show on Aug. 3.

Lancton, the musical director of the Red Bicycle Hall, said, “We are going to do the seven songs on the original album. Subsequently, over the years, they released that album again with bonus tracks. Back in the day, you couldn’t get that much music on an album, so there were actually a lot more songs that were originally recorded that weren’t on the original album. So we are going to add some of the bonus tracks to the show as well.”
Some of the performers have their own tribute bands.
“The fact we all got to together for this concert is kind of special because we all have our tribute bands,” Lancton said. “Jimmy and I have played several years together as a duo at different places. Everybody has been playing a long time and is very talented. Tim is out of Louisville and is in several well-known tribute bands in Louisville, including a Fleetwood Mac tribute. Jimmy is in a Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute band, and I have Santana.”
These musicians are not categorized in a certain genre. They all play different types of music.
“The beauty of what the musicians here do is that everybody has a wealth of diverse musical talent, and we can really do anything. We can do a tribute to Johnny Cash for county or a tribute to Kiss. We don’t think of it as a genre but as just good music, and if it’s good music and something people would really enjoy, we are willing to do it,” Lancton said.
The Red Bicycle Hall doesn’t just do tribute bands. Most of their shows are original singer and songwriter performances or well-known people from Cincinnati or Nashville, Tenn. Only a handful of shows each year are cover type or tributes to bands, and each show is always unique.
“The Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore East” album quickly became one of the most essential rock-n-roll concert albums of all time. It was extremely popular and stood the test of time. Sales are doing really well. and we are participating a sellout,” Lancton said.

• For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.redbicyclehall.com or their Facebook page.

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