GABBAfest 2004

GABBAFest 2004
“That Was Then, This Is Now”


Atlanta, Georgia, September 24-26

About this year’s Fest: GABBAFest 2004 will be held in Atlanta in conjunction with the Allman Brothers Band performances at the Fox Theatre. GABBAFest events will be scheduled separately from the ABB shows, so you will be able to do it all! What a weekend! We will have Fest shows late Friday night and on Saturday afternoon. A special gathering in Piedmont Park is scheduled for Sunday.

GABBAFest 2004 is proud to feature concerts by three outstanding artists: Jack Pearson and Friends, Yonrico Scott Band and Friends and The Donna Hopkins Band.


GABBAfest 2003 Schedule of Events
30 Years of Brothers and Sisters
Friday October 10, 2003
All events at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd

 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM Registration and Big House Tour Sign up
 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Welcome Dinner
 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Music Featuring:  Grinderswitch
 8:30 PM – 9:00 PM Raffle & Auction
 9:00 PM – 12:00 AM Music Featuring:  Lee Roy Parnell

Saturday October 11, 2003
All events at the Douglass Theatre, 355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd unless otherwise noted.

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM Kirk West’s Rock n’ Roll Yard Sale at the Big House, 2321 Vineville Ave
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM Big House Tours (Hourly) $5 donation requested, 2321 Vineville Ave
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM Collectors Revival & Registration
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM “I Almost Cut My Hair” charitable event
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Music Featuring: Big Willy and the Wingtips w/ Jody Petty
6:30 PM – 7:00 PM GABBY Award Presentation, Raffle and Auction
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Music Featuring: Mark May
9:00 PM – 12:00 AM Music Featuring: Tim Brooks w/ Breau Jam

Sunday October 12, 2003
Rose Hill Cemetery  1091 Riverside Dr.

12:00 PM – 3:00 PM              Rose Hill Cleanup, Member Goodbye Social, Tree Dedication


Disclaimer: All Events and Times are subject to change

The Georgia Allman Brothers Band Association proudly presents

at the Cotton Club in Atlanta

The Cotton Club, 152 Luckie St NW


Friday, September 24 11 p.m.

Yonrico Scott Band and Special Guests
Featuring members of the Derek Trucks Band –
Yonrico Scott, Todd Smallie, and Kofi Burbridge.

Confirmed guests –
Count M’butu, Larry Jackson, Buddha and Rev. Jeff Mosier.
Special guests TBA.


Saturday, September 25 starting at 1 p.m.

The Donna Hopkins Band and Friends
Featuring Donna Hopkins on vocals and guitar,
Brian Ashley Jones on bass, and Richie Jones on drums.

Special guests – Yonrico Scott and Count M’butu.


The Jack Pearson Band and Friends

Jack Pearson played with the Allman Brothers Band for 2 years, and has played with Gregg Allman,  Johnny Neel, Gov’t Mule, and Lee Roy Parnell to name a few.  Jack has a lot of friends in town this weekend and he hopes several will drop by.  For example, Rev. Jeff Mosier will be dropping by.


GABBA is Proud to bring you Jack Pearson and Friends!

As you all know Jack Pearson is a phenomenal guitarist who played with the Allman Brothers Band for two years. He was the guitarist for the last ABB Fox run back in 1998. Oteil Burbridge has described Jack’s ability to play as “genius” and I must agree. If you have ever heard Jack sustain a note for almost half a minute you know what I mean. He also has played with Jimmy Buffett, Delbert McClinton, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Ronnie Milsap, Faith Hill, Ann Womack, Johnny Neel, Shelby Lynn, Jimmy Hall, and Lee Roy Parnell just to name a few.

People who attended the 1999 GABBAfest can tell you Jack Pearson and the Nationals were mind blowing that year. As you know, Jack will have a lot of friends in Atlanta that weekend, and the show should be one for the record books. Jack’s band will consist of Jack on guitar, Elizabeth Pearson (Jack’s wife) on bass, Jim White on drums and Dennis Wage on keyboards. Jack and Elizabeth are two of the nicest persons you’ll ever meet. So don’t miss your chance to meet them in person Saturday afternoon at the Cotton Club. For more info on Jack go to and Barb Potter, GABBA


More on The Jack Pearson Band 

Jack Pearson is best known for his lead and slide guitar playing as a member of the Allman Brothers Band from 1997 to 1999. In past years, he has also worked with Delbert McClinton, Groove Holmes, Shelby Lynne, Dan Penn and others too numerous to mention. His songs have been recorded by such artists as Gregg Allman, Tracy Nelson, the Allman Brothers Band, Jimmy Hall, Gov’t Mule, and Lee Roy Parnell. And his guitar playing has been featured on studio albums by Jimmy Buffett, Gregg Allman, Chris LeDoux, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Mac McAnally, and Jimmy Hall, among others.   The Jack Pearson Band is a blues/rock/funk band with a touch of jazz. Band members include Dennis Wage on keyboards (T. Graham Brown, Faith Hill, David Allen Coe, Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell), Jim White on drums (Maynard Ferguson, Joey DeFrancesco, John Hiatt, Bela Fleck, Randy Brecker, Cornell Dupree) and Elizabeth Pearson on bass (Jim Horn, Jimmy Hall, Chet Atkins, The Nationals). The group’s sound is drawn from each member’s diverse musical background with a lot of improvisation and jamming going on. The band performs original material from Jack’s three CD’s, “Step Out!”  “Jack Pearson” and “William Howse & Jack Pearson.” “Anyone who’s caught Pearson live knows he can flat burn,” says Music Row Magazine. According to the Nashville Scene, he has “quietly earned a national reputation as the guitarist of choice when someone needs a mature, tasteful picker with a broad knowledge of blues, jazz, and soulful rock.” Blues Revue calls him a “world-class guitarist…Nashville’s most unassuming musician.” Rolling Stone Magazine brags on his “light touch and fluid, jazzy style…and dynamic slide playing.” And Real Blues Magazine hails him as “one of the best blues/rock guitarists on the scene today.” For more information about Jack and his music, go to

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