The Allman Brothers
Band's summer tour visited the group's home state of Georgia last night for a Labor
Day performance at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park in Alpharetta. Fellow
JamBase favorites Grace Potter & The Nocturnals opened Monday's show, the first of four
gigs the bands will play together this week.
The Allmans kicked off their set with live staples "Statesboro Blues" and "Midnight Rider"
offered a cover of Dr. John's "I Walk On Guilded Splinters." Also included in the
group's main set was a cover of "Rain" by The Beatles, one of the band's newer songs -
"Dusk Till Dawn" - and a version of "Melissa" featuring Gregg Allman on acoustic guitar
backed by Warren Haynes, Oteil Burbridge and Butch Trucks. Widespread Panic guitarist
Jimmy Herring emerged towards the middle of the set to help out on ABB classic "In Memory
Of Elizabeth Reed." Herring was briefly a member of the Allman Brothers Band in 2000. For
the encore, the Allmans brought out blues-rocker Tinsley Ellis on guitar for a take on
"Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home" before ending the evening with a guest-less
Allman Brothers Band Main Set: Statesboro Blues, Midnight Rider > I Walk On Guilded
Splinters, Blue Sky, Trouble No More, Rain, Stormy Monday, Dusk Till Dawn, Ain't Wastin'
Time No More, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed*, Melissa#, One Way Out > Drum Solo > One Way
Out > Nobody Left To Run
Encore: Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home@, Whipping Post
* With Jimmy Herring On Guitar
# Greg On Acoustic With Warren, Oteil, And Butch
@ With Tinsley Ellis On Guitar
[Ain't Wastin' Time No More]