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High Hopes: Simo

Joe Bonamassa-tipped Nashville longhairs raising the ghosts of the Allman Brothers Band.

They call it the Big House. And when it comes to Allman Brothers folklore, the sprawling pile at 2321 Vineville Avenue in Macon, Georgia has seen it all.

During the Allman Brothers Band’s residency there from 1970 to 1973, they wrote Blue Sky in the lounge and Ramblin’ Man in the kitchen, and it was from the front drive that guitarist Duane Allman set off on his doomed motorbike ride in October 1971. 

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