I was a 19-year-old budding guitarist when I saw the Allman Brothers for the first time, and it was a formative experience. Duane was no longer around, but “Dangerous” Dan Toler channeled that spirit, playing the slightly more jazz-inflected foil to Dickey Betts' Southern-rock hero, a role Toler also embraced in Betts’ solo project Great Southern. Toler was also a member of Gregg Allman’s band for years, and was featured on the group’s seminal album I’m No Angel.
Sadly, Toler has recently been diagnosed with ALS. So his friend (and fellow Allman Brothers alumnus) Jack Pearson has organized a tribute to help raise funds for Toler and his family. The astoundingly talented Pearson is worth the $10 minimum donation alone, but there’s much more in store: Lee Roy Parnell, Jonell Mosser, Jimmy Hall, Reese Wynans, Dave Duncan, Donnie Winters and Scott Rath.