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Otis – Artist Residency

MACON, Ga. – July 5, 2015 – The Big House is proud to present the first ever artist residency at the house: Otis.

Kentucky born and bred, Otis has the Kentucky blues in their blood. Combining the electric blues of Chicago, the Delta Blues of Mississippi, and the classic Southern Rock era, the band produces a sound truly their own.

Having played with the likes of Wet Willie, ZZ Top, the Kentucky Headhunters, and Sam Cash, the band has influences across the board.

Their newest album they’ve been working on is titled “Tribute to John Brim” in honor of the late, great Kentucky Bluesman, John Brim. The album is composed of songs written by John Brim and which feature special guests Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie on harmonica and Kentucky Greg Martin on guitar.

The band’s residency will begin with a show on July 11th and continue with an opening act for Planet of the Abts on August 29th and then finally the Last Sunday performance on September 27thth.

Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top even commented on the band saying, “The ‘OTIS’ disc is stunning. Fine singing, authentically talented harp work, sweet guitar tones... all around enjoyable listening. Done burned it in to the hard drive...!”

The Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House is the #1 most visited tourist destination in Macon by Trip Advisor with patrons coming from around the world annually. The house, now a museum and venue space, was once the place where members of the Allman Brothers Band, their families, friends and roadies lived, worked and played from 1970 to 1973. The house is not only a museum, but also an experience showing what the house looked and felt like when the band lived here. The incredible collection of ABB memorabilia and artifacts is the most extensive in the world. For more information, visit or contact Executive Director Robert Schneck at 478-741-5551 x.1 or [email protected].