Taj Mahal Among Allman Brothers Guests At Peach Fest

Legendary blues guitarist Taj Mahal played a big role in The Allman Brothers Band history as Duane Allman was inspired to learn slide guitar after listening to Taj's version of "Statesboro Blues" in 1968. So, as we reach the end of the Allman Brothers Band's illustrious 45-year career, it was only fitting Taj sat in with the group on "Statesboro Blues" at this year's Peach Music Festival on Sunday night.

Taj was just one of the Allman guests over the course of the band's two headlining sets at this past weekend's Peach Music Festival. On Saturday, the band rolled through each and every song from their landmark Eat A Peach LP. Gov't Mule keyboardist Danny Louis sat in on the "Ain't Wasting Time No More" opener along with a cover of "That's What Love Will Make You Do," which kicked off an encore that also featured "Black Hearted Woman."

[Allmans w/ Taj Mahal - Statesboro Blues by BTragal]

On Sunday, the Allmans treated the festival crowd to a career-spanning set that drew from nearly every era. Taj was the evening's first guest and he was followed saxophonist Ron Holloway lending a hand on "Soulshine." Later in the set, Hungarian keyboardist Gabor Presser helped out on "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl," while Gregg Allman Band keyboardist Pete Levin sat in on "Don't Keep Me Wonderin'" and "In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed." The Allman Brothers Band closed out what is likely to be their last Peach Music Festival appearance with a "Whipping Post" encore."

Here's a look at the ABB setlists:

Saturday

Set: Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More*, Les Brers in A Minor, Melissa, Mountain Jam, One Way Out, Trouble No More, Stand Back, Blue Sky

Encore: Little Martha, That’s What Love Will Make You Do*, Black Hearted Woman

* - with Danny Louis

Sunday

Set: Don’t Want You No More > It’s Not My Cross To Bear, Hot ‘Lanta, Done Somebody Wrong, Midnight Rider, Dusk Till Dawn, Leave My Blues At Home, Statesboro Blues*, You Don’t Love Me, Soulshine^, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl%, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin'^^, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed^^, Nobody Left To Run With

Encore: Whipping Post

* - with Taj Mahal %with Gabor Presser ^with Ron Holloway ^^with Pete Levin

[via Jambands.com]

[Published on: 8/18/14]

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