Monthly Archives: February 2011

John McEuen Interview: Duane and Gregg Allman with Hour Glass

Duane and Gregg Allman front the Hour Glass, 1968.

During their journeyman days, Duane and Gregg Allman toured as the Allman Joys before moving to Los Angeles in 1967. Their new band in L.A., Hour Glass, would be their final project together before launching the Allman Brothers Band. Duane’s time on the West Coast proved bittersweet. He moved forward with his music, taking up slide guitar after seeing Jesse Ed Davis play “Statesboro Blues” with Taj Mahal. On a darker note, Hollywood hangers-on introduced Duane to harder drugs than he’d been doing down South. Continue reading