To celebrate what would have been Gregg Allman’s 70th birthday today, Rounder Records is excited to announce the release of the new official music video for “Song for Adam,” from the legendary rocker’s Grammy-nominated final album, SOUTHERN BLOOD. The beautifully shot clip was directed by Erica Alexandria Silverman and stars Zach Chance (Jamestown Revival), Yates Robertson, Zoe Graham, and Johnny McPhail. It was filmed entirely in Texas (Taylor, Austin, South Padre Island and McAllen.Rolling Stone premiered the video earlier today.
The deeply emotional “Song For Adam” was written and features background vocals by longtime Allman friend Jackson Browne. So moved by the last verse of the song as it reminded him of his brother Duane, Gregg’s voice broke to the point where he was unable to finish it. He left the studio that day saying he’d come back to re-cut it another time. Unfortunately, that day never came and producer Don Was decided to put the song on the album unfinished. It’s the final track on SOUTHERN BLOOD, and ends the already powerful proceedings on a very poignant and human note.