Guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will say goodbye to The Allman Brothers Band at the end of 2014 to focus on their own musical endeavors. Haynes is the frontman of Gov’t Mule and Trucks is paired up with his wife, Susan Tedeschi, in the Tedeschi Trucks Band as well as his solo project, Derek Trucks Band.
The Allman Brothers Band has been together for 45 years. Haynes joined in 1989 and Trucks was added to the band in 1999. Over the years, 12 players have come and gone from the band. Original members Gregg Allman, Jai “Jaimoe” Johanson and Butch Trucks will still remain and will add percussionist Marc Quinones and bassist Oteil Burbridge. The band will still play their annual run of 10 shows starting on March 7 at Beacon Theatre in New York City. Additionally, Allman, will be honored with a tribute concert on Friday, Jan. 10 in Atlanta at the Fox Theater, which Haynes and Trucks are set to play.