The band is really tight. They are very easy to work with.
The Alameda All Stars are one of my all-time favorite Gregg Allman
- Bud Snyder
FOH Sound Man for Gregg Allman & Friends and The Allman Brother's Band
Founded in 1979, The Alameda All Stars has a new mission: Celebrating the Music of Gregg Allman. This musical approach is to honor Gregory's memory based on the time we spent with him between the years 1990-2004 as band mates in his solo band, Gregg Allman & Friends… the All Stars were the original Friends (New Years Eve 1993).
Intreview with Gregg discussing Gregg Allman and Friends.
Besides extensive yearly tours throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan during that time, the AAS also recorded with Gregg on two of his solo albums: "Searching For Simplicity" (1997 Sony) — which was produced by Tom Dowd — and "No Stranger to the Dark: The Best of Gregg Allman" (2002 — Sony).
In 1994, GAF performed @ SF's Bay to Breakers run held at the Polo Grounds in Golden Gate Park. Jay Leno was the MC for the event. The crowd was estimated at over 200,000.
And then in 2007, The Alameda All Stars backed up ultra-keyboardist Brian Auger for the 40th Anniversary of the Summer of Love which was held @ fabled Speedway Meadows in SF's Golden Gate Park. Over 100,000 people attended.
Two years later in 2009, The Alameda All Stars were back again at Speedway Meadows to perform at West Fest - which was held to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock. This time backing up Lesley West (Mountain),and Denny Laine (The Moody Blues and Paul McCartney's touring band). Once again, the crowd was over 100,000 strong.
The AAS has also performed onstage as a backup band for a number of very diverse artists. This partial list includes: Warren Haynes and Allen Woody (The Allman Brothers Band), Joe Satriani, Harvey Mandel (The Rolling Stones), David & Linda LaFlamme (It's a Beautiful Day), Norman Greenbaum, Dickie Petersen (Blue Cheer), Greg Douglas (Steve Miller Band), Maria Mauldar, Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie Band), Lester Chambers (The Chambers Brothers), Greg Kihn, as well as AAS Alumni members Brad Gillis (Ozzy Osbourn, Night Ranger), Dan Chauncey (.38 Special), and many others.
In 2021, The AAS recorded "Crooked Road," written by Preston Thrall & Tom Miller. It was engineered & produced by Pat Thrall who also played some guitar on it.
Over their 43-year history, The Alameda All Stars has always kept up a high level of musicianship, along with a professional approach to entertaining audiences by means of a well-planned stage show. And ever since those early days back in '79, the band has never looked back… we're just looking forward to many more years of music, fun, and friendship with each other, our alumni band members, and our fans.
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