Grant's Lounge holds Allman Brothers-inspired jam session
Friday night, Maconites took it back to the 1970s as the famous Grant’s Lounge in downtown Macon held a jam session to honor Gregg Allman.
Around 8 p.m. people started singing and dancing to classic southern rock and roll hits.
David Bryant says he’s lived in the Macon area nearly his entire life, and came to Grant’s to relive some of the “glory days.”
He says he was lucky enough to see the Allman Brothers in concert several times, and thinks the Macon music scene won’t be the same without him.
“It’s the end of an era, as far as Macon music goes. We have Jason Aldean, but it’s not the same as Gregg. Like I said, we had Little Richard, Otis Redding, Allman Brothers, and with him being gone, he was the voice! So it’s really a sad situation that he’s gone,” says Bryant.
One man said he remembered what it was like when the Allman Brothers used to play at Grant’s “back in the day.”
“I would come down here and they would be here and other clubs, too, but this is where I remember them mostly, so I felt obligated to come out here tonight to just have some fun,” says Newton Collier.
Grant’s will be open all weekend, and they plan to jam again on Saturday night after Allman’s funeral.