Bandmates and Friends speak out about their dearly departed mentor. Col. Bruce Hampton.
“If you’re lucky enough, you’ll meet someone who will show you the impossible over and over again until one day you find yourself doing things you never thought you possibly could. Without him there would be no Oteil in the Allman Brothers Band or Dead & Co. There would be no Oteil From Egypt. He changed the entire trajectory of my life. He literally ‘changed my mind.'”
Lifelong bandmate, ARU member and was present at the 70th Birthday show Rev. Jeff Mosier posted the following on his public Facebook page, “He died at Crawford Long Hospital here in Atlanta just a while ago. I feel so blessed to have been there tonight and be a part of the greatest gathering of friends and loved ones. I’ve never seen Bruce happier. I’ve never been sadder. I’ve dreaded this day for years, but could have never imagined a more joyful departure. I feel so lost.”
Derek Trucks who met Col. Bruce Hampton when he was 12 and was performing at the infamous show last night. Derek was recently on Marc Maron's WTF podcast and shared his sentiments about his mentor and what Bruce meant to him.