first_imgEver since their final shows at the Beacon Theatre, fans have been pining for a reunion of The Allman Brothers Band. Now, according to bassist Oteil Burbridge, it seems that reunion may be closer than ever.According to an interview in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Burbridge said, “I think the original guys have been talking. We’ll see what happens.” He also talked about being open to reprising his role in the band, saying, “Oh, yeah, I’m always waiting for that call… Gregg (Allman) texted us not long ago, saying: ‘Hey, maybe we should start thinking about getting something together in 2017.’ I said: Hey, man, I’m here! Holler at me!’”When we spoke to Burbridge earlier this year, “There’s PLENTY of time left for an ABB tour. We’ll see what happens. I’m game for it. Playing in both bands in the same year would certainly be cool. Never think your best days are behind you.”Considering that Derek Trucks and Gregg Allman performed together just last night, it seems anything is possible. Then again, Trucks and Warren Haynes both pushed for the end of the ABB to work on their own projects, so perhaps a reformed Allman Brothers would have a different lineup from the one that toured throughout the 2000s. Only time will tell.last_img