Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trey Anastasio Band Head to Wanee
The 10th annual Wanee music festival lineup has just been announced, with Trey Anastasio Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Ziggy Marley, Blues Traveler, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Rusted Root, among others, set to take center stage.
Also set to appear are Jaimoe’s Jasssz band, Umphrey’s McGee, Hot Tuna Electric, moe. and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstafunk, who will be playing Led Zeppelin music at this year’s festival.
Other artists scheduled to perform at the festival include Soulive, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Walter Trout, Rob Garza, Blind Boys of Alabama, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Melvin Seals & JGB, Futurebirds, Matt Schofield, Break Science, Sean Chambers and the Yeti Trio.
As ever, the festival will be hosted by the Allman Brothers Band, who will also deliver headlining performances on the 11th and 12th.
In sadder news, Wanee 2014 may be the last chance for Allman Brothers fans to see the band’s current lineup together. Guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks announced earlier this year that 2014 would be their final run of performances with the Brothers. Each has suggested that he wants to spend more time with his own band, Haynes with Gov’t Mule and Trucks with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, which also features his wife, Susan Tedeschi.
Speaking about the break up, Haynes said “I value the musical relationships and friendships that I have with everybody in this band. I’m sure Gregg and I will continue to do stuff in the future.”
Haynes has, however, suggested that the break up may not be forever, offering Allman Brothers fans a shred of hope.
“We’ll see,” he said when asked if this was just a hiatus. “It’s a good place to kind of stop. I’m not predicting the future.”
Wanee music festival is due to take place between April 10th-12th at the Spirit of Suwanee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida.