You had to bring up Government Mule. That's Warren Haynes's band (Duane Allman's replacement) and he is out of Asheville, SC. I have seen them many times and actually coaxed the board guy to burn me a disk when they played the Newport in Columbus about 5 years ago.
Warren Haynes is one of the best guitarists I have ever seen, and you name a guitarist and I've probably seen them. Although there will never be another Duane Allman, this guy is pretty damn good!
Shannon, I grew up in the 80's, but I never liked the music. I listened to Zeppelin and Stevie Ray and Santana and that kind of stuff (and Floyd of course) then, and then someone told me the 80's were over and I started buying music again
. Right now I'm jamming to a little Walter Becker/Donald Fagan (the Dan) on my computer so I don't fall asleep while updating a drawing. I love to talk about music. My dad raised me on The Beatles and early Elton John and he was into "Hi-FI" so we had the coolest stereo in the neighborhood. Man I love music.