-- Article by Eastside Vibe, 2009 --
"How many Allman Brothers fans do we have?
How many are Sonny Moorman fans? How about Pete Snow, Nick Giese, Dave Fair, Bob Nave, Tom Hammann, Michal Oliver. Well when they come together as No Saints No Saviors they make even more fans. This collective outweighs the collection of the individuals. It becomes a behemoth powering through the building with authority and reminiscence. It is an unstoppable force that beckons your attention, demands it actually and rewards you with the divine dynamics Duane and Gregg became so famous for. It’s as good as the Allman Brothers ever were and probably better than they are today. Before you altogether freak out about that statement go see for yourself. Keep in mind I’m an Allman Brothers fan my own damn self so don’t think I don’t realize what a bold statement I just made. The crazy part is you can’t see this band on any day except Mondays. Why, because it’s every member’s day off of their regular band.
The show is incredible, I believe the members should dedicate more dates for this band. Tribute bands get big crowds and who better to tribute than the Allman Brothers? The Dead has Dark Star Orchestra. Pink Floyd has Wish You Were Here. Now, the Allman Brothers has No Saints No Saviors.
If you missed the Allman Brothers live here’s what front row at a fantastic show would’ve been like 20 years ago. Watch the 3 videos we have online at our new site cincyvibe.com, you’ll see what I mean. For now you can only catch the live show at Shady O’ Grady’s on Mondays (call ahead, shows vary). We’ll be the first to let you know if more dates/venues get booked.
On the videos the band soars through "Blue Sky", mesmerizes you on "Melissa" and leaves you wanting more with "One Way Out".
They can’t capture the live show though. In true jam band form NSNS took the stage at 10:15 and tore it up straight until closing. No breaks at all. Sonny and Giese even switched instruments. Sonny on bass, it was wild! We ran out of film the 1st hour. After we saw the initial *videos we were starvin’ for more so we’ll be filming an entire show shortly. Next time we’ll bring our own lights as Shady’s isn’t known for their technological accomplishments in stage lighting. Don’t let that stop you, lights or no lights it’s still a damn fine time."
* No Saints - No Saviors was originally formed in October 2007. They adopted their name from the book "No Saints, No Saviors"; written by William Perkins about his experiences while involved in the personal management of the Allman Brothers.