From PJ Media: Gregg Allman, 1947-2017

Southerners don’t grow up without being surrounded by music. It permeates everything we do down here, and — as much as the food and literary traditions that dominate Southern culture — the music of the South informs and reflects our experiences.

I grew up with music playing around me, and one of the bands I remember hearing on the radio was the Allman Brothers Band. Their gritty and soulful sounds blended rock, country, and gospel-tinged R&B to help establish the expansive genre that we call Southern Rock. And now one of the band’s founders has passed away. Gregg Allman was 69 years old.

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