Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman (vocals, piano, Clavinet, Hammond B-3 organ); Warren Haynes (acoustic & electric guitars, background vocals); Derek Trucks (acoustic & electric guitars); Oteil Burbridge (bass); Butch Trucks, Jaimoe (drums); Marc Quinones (congas, percussion).Recorded at water Music Studios, Hoboken, New Jersey."Instrumental Illness" was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. Personnel: Warren Haynes (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, acoustic slide guitar, background vocals); Gregg Allman (vocals, piano, Clavinet, Hammond b-3 organ); Derek Trucks (guitar, slide guitar, acoustic slide guitar); Butch Trucks (drums); Marc Qui ones (congas, percussion).Audio Mixers: Michael Barbiero; Warren Haynes. Recording information: Water Music, Hoboken, NJ. Illustrator: Hugh Syme. Photographers: Kirk West; Dimo Safari; Danny Clinch.34 years down the line, the Allman Brothers Band shows why they've managed to remain a top concert draw and a vital musical presence. Even a cursory listen to HITTIN' THE NOTE reveals that the band never abandoned the agreeable blend of blues, rock, and country that earned them so much attention from the outset. Original guitarists Dickey Betts and Duane Allman are long gone, of course, but singer/keyboardist Greg Allman and drummers Butch Trucks and Jaimoe are still on hand from the original lineup, providing a strong musical through line. The guitar team of Warren Haynes and young Derek Trucks (Butch's nephew) tears it up in a properly bluesy fashion throughout. Whether they're tackling an acoustic-based, country-tinged ballad like "Old Before My Time," a simmering slow blues with "Desdemona," or strutting their polyrhythmic stuff on "Rockin' Horse," it's clear that this is a band that has followed its musical vision without wavering, and the depth of its commitment is palpable on the aptly titled HITTIN' THE NOTE.