Gregg Allman makes comeback after liver transplant
Gregg Allman, co-founder of Southern rock group the Allman Brothers, is back with a new solo album, "Low Country Blues," after undergoing a liver transplant last year.
The 63-year-old singer, who has battled addiction to drugs and alcohol, had begun treatment for Hepatitis C in 2007, suffered chronic damage to his liver and was then put on a waiting list.
"I was pretty sure I was gonna die," Allman told the Associated Press . "And I just said, 'Man, come help me, God, can you come and help me? I'm in a real bad way here.' He restored my faith and my sanity and all that stuff. It was very painful, but there were different places along the way that I got little signs to tell me to hold on, that everything was going to be OK."
Allman received the call to come in for surgery in June. The operation left Allman with a shake in his hands from immune system-depressing drugs aimed at keeping his body from rejecting its new liver, the Associated Press said. Months after his surgery, the singer began touring again, to the surprise of his doctors.
"They said, 'Well, we're going to give you a pass and sign you out - but are you crazy?'" Allman said. "I actually think that it had to do in the big step in healing up that happened after I went on the road."
"Low Country Blues," which was released on Tuesday, is Allman's first solo recording in 14 years. Check out the track listing below.
1. Floating Bridge (Sleepy John Estes)
2. Little By Little (Junior Wells)
3. Devil Got My Woman (Skip James)
4. I Can't Be Satisfied (Muddy Waters)
5. Blind Man (Bobby Bland)
6. Just Another Rider (Gregg Allman & Warren Haynes)
7. Please Accept My Love (BB King)
8. I Believe I'll Go Back Home (Traditional)
9. Tears Tears Tears (Amos Milburn)
10. My Love is Your Love (Samuel Maghett)
11. Checking On My Baby (Otis Rush)
12. Rolling Stone (Traditional)