Monday, March 24, 2014

All Hands on Deck: Gregg Allman out sick during the Allman Brothers stint at the Beacon

Gregg Allman missed part of the 45th anniversary/farewell tour of The Allman Brothers Band on both Friday and Saturday while at their residency at the Beacon in NYC, due to Bronchitis.  The 66 year old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer plans on returning to their final four shows over the next week at the Beacon.

Kofi Burbridge (ARU, Tedeschi Trucks Band) and Rob Barraco (Dark Star Orchestra, Phil Lesh Quintet) filled in for Gregg on keys all night long as they did on Friday night. Jimmy Hall of Wet Willy was the first guest of the night to jam with Butch, Warren, Derek, Jaimoe, Rob, Kofi, Oteil, and Marc Quinones on percussion. 
Throughout the 2 set show, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes both do what they do best; play the hell out of their guitars. It was like you were eaves dropping on a private conversation between the two, as they jammed together.  There is no doubt, it was a little disappointing that Gregg, (as the last of the band's namesake) was unable to be there, but the show must go on and they all put on a hell of a performance.  

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the performance of Susan Tedeschi.  When you think of female guitarists, you may think of Bonnie Rait or Nancy Wilson from Heart, however Susan Tedeschi will now be added to my list!  She came out with husband Derek and team to perform  "All My Friends," as well as an amazing guitar solo on the song "Feel So Bad" during the second set.
The surprise guests kept coming, with Jimmy Vivino lending a hand too, with one of my favorite Derek and the Domino songs, "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?"  Everyone returned for the "Southbound" encore to close this albeit different and unusual night, but very successful and fun as well.

Check out some pics from backstage:












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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the show scored an 8/10 without Greg Allman; Let's hope he gets well soon for the next event at 10/10!