Forty-five years ago the first live album by an American rock band was released. The Allman Brothers double disc record documented their momentous concert at the Fillmore East NYC in March of that year. Fans who were there remember and those who weren’t wished they had been after listening to the release celebrating that occasion. On Saturday, October 15th that moment in music was re-lived as Live at the Fillmore–a tribute to the original Allman Brothers band–was brought to Paramount Hudson Valley in Peekskill by The Justin Veatch Fund. The concert also presented an opportunity for The Justin Veatch Fund All Stars to strut their stuff and that they did.
Live at the Fillmore— features seven star musicians from Philadelphia–play the music of the Allmans in one of the most distinctive tributes to the early years of The Brothers. Twin guitars, two drummers, percussion and all the rest are the most true-to-form recreation of that musical moment in time. The band features Rick Baldassari (guitars/vocals), Dennis Barth (drums/percussion), Jeff Quattro (B3/piano/vocals), Barron Chandler (acoustic guitar/harmonica/vocals), Mike Mahomet (bass), Lou Maresca (guitar/vocals), and Don McCormick (drums/percussion).
Stay tuned to this page as we will soon be posting pictures and videos of the event.
The Justin Veatch Fund is a 501(c)3 organization and official New York State charity formed in 2009 following the death of Yorktown High School senior Justin Veatch from an accidental drug overdose. Jeffrey Veatch, Justin’s father, has presented his multi-media talk A Message from Justin—which addresses the issue of substance abuse among young people–to more than 24-thousand students. Justin’s story is also told in the documentary Whispering Spirits which premiered in November, 2014 at the Jacob Burns Film Center and is being screened by community anti-drug coalitions in 36 states.