Allman Bros At The Beacon Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Chuck Leavell

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And the gargantuan 2009 Beacon run comes to a close with some quality old friends chiming in.

Night Fifteen :: 03.28 (Sat) :: Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Chuck Leavell, Floyd Miles, Paul Riddle (Marshall Tucker Band)

Set I: Little Martha, Done Somebody Wrong, Trouble No More, Rocking Horse Walk On Gilded Splinters, Who To Believe, Born Under a Bad Sign (w/ Floyd Miles), Stormy Monday (w/ Floyd Miles and Chuck Leavell), Come and Go Blues (w/ Chuck Leavell), Jessica (w/ Chuck Leavell and Paul Riddle)
Set II: Sugaree ( w/ Bob Weir and Phil Lesh), I Know You Rider ( w/ Bob Weir and Phil Lesh), Franklin’s Tower ( w/ Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and Chuck Leavell), Black Hearted Woman > Mountain Jam Tease > Little Martha tease > Mountain Jam (w/ Chuck Leavell)
Encore: Statesboro Blues


Night Fourteen :: 03.27 (Fri) :: Ivan Neville, Kid Rock, Devon Allman

Set I: Ain’t Wasting Time No More, You Don’t Love Me, Orfeo (new instrumental), End Of The Line, The Sky Is Crying (w/Jimmy Hall – Wet Willie), Grits Ain’t Groceries (w/Jimmy), Keep On Smiling (w/Jimmy), Soulshine (w/Kid Rock and Paul T. Riddle – Marshall Tucker Band), Can’t You See (w/Jimmy Hall, Kid Rock and Paul T. Riddle)
Set II: Freebird – Tribute to Duane (w/Ivan Neville on keyboards), Nobody Left to Run with Anymore, Who’s Been Talking (w/Ivan Neville on keyboards), Midnight Rider (w/ Devon Allman), One Way Out (w/Devon Allman, Berry Oakley Jr. & Jimmy Hall), Les Brers
Encore: Melissa, Southbound (w/ Berry Oakley Jr. & Jimmy Hall)

Images by: Dino Perrucci


Night Thirteen :: 03.26 (Thurs) :: The Allman Brothers Band & Idlewild South

Set I*: Don’t Want You No More, It’s Not My Cross to Bear, Black Hearted Woman, Trouble No More, Every Hungry Woman, Dreams, Whipping Post
Set II**: Revival, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’, Midnight Rider, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, Hoochie Coochie Man, Please Call Home, Leave My Blues at Home
Encore: Statesboro Blues***

* 1st Set was The Allman Brothers Band (First Album – 1969) beginning to end
** 2nd set was Idlewild South (Second Album – 1970)
*** 1st Track on Third Album – At Fillmore East [live] 1971

Images by: Dino Perrucci


Night Twelve :: 03.24 (Tues) :: ZZ Top, Sonny Landreth, John Popper, Thom Doucette, Bob Margolin

Set I: Hot ‘Lanta, Ain’t Wastin Time No More, Rocking Horse (w/Little Martha tease, Jam and Blue Sky tease), Trouble No More, Going Down Slow (w/Bob Margolin and Thom Doucette), A Change is Gonna Come (w/Bob Margolin and Thom Doucette), Midnight Rider (w/Sonny Landreth), Dreams (w/Sonny), Southbound (Sonny & John Popper)
Set II: Jesus Left Chicago (Billy Gibbon – band all wearing ZZ Top beards!), Stormy Monday (Billy Gibbons), Statesboro Blues (Billy Gibbons), The Same Thing (John Popper), Mountain Jam > Smokestack Lightning
Encore: One Way Out (w/Sonny Landreth, John Popper, Bob Margolin and Thom Doucette)

Images by: Dino Perrucci


Night Eleven :: 03.23 (Mon) :: John Bell, Jimmy Herring, Thom Doucette, Ron Holloway, Jimmy Smith

Allmans w/ JB and Herring :: 03.23 by Perrucci
Set I: Don’t Want You No More > It’s Not My Cross To Bear, Done Somebody Wrong (with Thom Doucette, harp), Can’t Lose What You Never Had, Desdemona (with Ron Holloway, sax), New Instrumental, Soul Serenade (with Susan Tedeschi & Mike Mattison, vocals; Ron Holloway, sax; Jerry Jemmott, bass; Bernard Purdie, drums; Jimmy Smith; keyboards), Memphis Soul Stew (with Mike Mattison, vocals; Ron Holloway, sax; Jerry Jemmott, bass; Bernard Purdie, drums; Jimmy Smith; keyboards), Them Changes (with Ron Holloway, sax; Jerry Jemmott, bass; Bernard Purdie, drums; Jimmy Smith; keyboards), You Don’t Love Me (with Thom Doucette, harp)
Set II: Little Martha (with the full band), I Walk On Gilded Splinters (with Jimmy Herring, guitar; John Bell, guitar & vocals), And It Stoned Me (with Jimmy Herring, guitar; John Bell, guitar & vocals), Can’t Find My Way Home (with Jimmy Herring, guitar; John Bell, guitar & vocals), Leave My Blues at Home > Drums & Bass solo, Les Brers In A Minor (with Jimmy Herring, guitar)
Encore: Statesboro Blues


While we’ve waiting for the official setlists to be posted on the ABB website, apparently they’re having too much fun this weekend to update! So, pieced together from various reports on the Internet, we present the setlists for Friday (March 20) – where Eric Clapton made a second appearance and the only other guest was Danny Louis (Gov’t Mule) – and Saturday (March 21), where the Brothers were joined by Bruce Hornsby, Southside Johnny, The Juke Horns and Susan Tedeschi.

Night Ten :: 03.21 (Sat) :: Bruce Hornsby, Southside Johnny, Susan Tedeschi, The Juke Horns

Allman Bros with Juke Horns :: 03.21 by Perrucci
Set I: Little Martha, One Way Out, Statesboro Blues, Black Hearted Woman, Same Thing (w/ The Juke Horns), Soulshine (w/ The Juke Horns), Little By Little (w/ Southside Johnny, Susan Tedeschi, The Juke Horns), Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright (w/ Susan Tedeschi), Lost Lover Blues (w/ Susan Tedeschi), Stand Back (w/ Susan Tedeschi, The Juke Horns)
Set II: Grandma’s Hands (w/ Bruce Hornsby, Susan Tedeschi, Juke Horns), In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (w/ Bruce Hornsby), The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (w/ Bruce Hornsby, The Juke Horns), Jessica (w/ Bruce Hornsby)
Encore: Southbound (w/ Bruce Hornsby, Susan Tedeschi, Juke Horns)


Night Nine :: 03.20 (Fri) :: Eric Clapton, Danny Louis
Set I: Little Martha (Oteil bass solo), Mountain Jam, Trouble No More, Midnight Rider, 44 Blues (w/Danny Louis, keys),Wasted Words, Gambler’s Roll, Ain’t Wasting Time No More >Mountain Jam
Set II: Melissa, Leave My Blues At Home, No One Left To Run With, Key To The Highway (w/Eric Clapton, guitar & vocals), Stormy Monday (w/Eric Clapton, guitar & vocals), Dreams (w/Eric Clapton, guitar & vocals), Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad (w/Eric Clapton, guitar & vocals), Little Wing (w/Eric Clapton, guitar & vocals), In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (w/Eric Clapton, guitar & vocals)
Encore: (w/Eric Clapton, guitar & vocals; Danny Louis, keys)


Allmans with Clapton :: 03.19 by Chapman
The second leg of this year’s Beacon run began yesterday (Thursday, March 19), and the big wow of the evening can be summed up in one word: Clapton. With a heavy emphasis on Derek and the Dominos material, all reports indicate this was one for the history books. While the ABB kept the first set strictly inside the Brotherhood, the second featured guest spots from Clapton as well as Gov’t Mule keyboardist Danny Louis and the second appearance this year from Susan Tedeschi.

Night Eight :: 03.19 (Thurs) :: Eric Clapton, Danny Louis, Susan Tedeschi
Set I: Little Martha, Statesboro Blues, Done Somebody Wrong, Revival, Woman Across The River, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’, Whipping Post
Set II: Oncoming Traffic (Gregg solo piano & vocals), Come and Go Blues, Good Morning Little School Girl (with Danny Louis, piano), Key To The Highway (w/Eric Clapton, guitar & vocals), Dreams (w/Eric Clapton, guitar), Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? (w/ Eric Clapton, guitar & vocals), Little Wing (w/Eric Clapton, guitar & vocals), Anyday (with Eric Clapton, guitar & vocals; Susan Tedeschi, vocals)
Encore: Layla (with Eric Clapton, guitar & vocals; Danny Louis, piano)


Seven shows in and the surprises and guests keep on coming. Last evening (Tuesday, March 17) the Allman Brothers were joined by Sheryl Crow, Tommy Talton & Scott Boyer from the Capricorn Rhythm Section and NYC keyboardist Brian Mitchell.

Night Seven :: 03.17 (Tues) :: Sheryl Crow, Brian Mitchell, Tommy Talton & Scott Boyer
Set I: Don’t Want You No More, It’s Not My Cross To Bear, Trouble No More, Rocking Horse, Soulshine, You Don’t Love Me, New Instrumental, Please Be With Me (with Tommy Talton & Scott Boyer, guitar & vocals; Brian Mitchell, piano), All My Friends (with Tommy Talton & Scott Boyer, guitar & vocals; Brian Mitchell, piano), Got Song (with Tommy Talton & Scott Boyer, guitar & vocals; Brian Mitchell, piano)
Set II: It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry (with Sheryl Crow, vocal; Brian Mitchell, piano), Midnight Rider (with Sheryl Crow, vocal), Can’t Find My Way Home (with Sheryl Crow, guitar & vocal; Brian Mitchell, piano), Statesboro Blues, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More, Hoochie Coochie Man, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down (with Scott Boyer, guitar & vocals; Brian Mitchell, piano), Black Hearted Woman
Encore: One Way Out (with Tommy Talton, guitar; Brian Mitchell, B3; James van de Bogert, drums)

The Beacon run resumes on Thursday night, March 19.


Allman Brothers :: 03.16 by Perrucci
Last night (Monday, March 16) the Allman Brothers Band continued to rock the Beacon with special guests John Hammond, Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Bramlett and more.

Night Six :: 03.16 (Mon) :: John Hammond, Bonnie & Bekka Bramlett, Susan Tedeschi
Set I: Statesboro Blues, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’, Hot ‘Lanta, Who’s Been Talking, Come and Go Blues, Desdemona, So Many Roads (w/ John Hammond, guitar & vocals), Shake For Me (w/ John Hammond, guitar & vocals), Cryin’ For My Baby (w/ John Hammond, guitar & vocals)
Set II: Oncoming Traffic (Duet – Gregg vocals & piano, Bonnie Bramlett, vocals), Comin’ Home (w/ Bonnie & Bekka Bramlett, vocals), Only You Know And I Know (w/ Bonnie & Bekka Bramlett, vocals), Come On In My Kitchen (w/ John Hammond, guitar & vocals; Bonnie Bramlett, vocals), The Weight (w/ Bonnie & Bekka Bramlett, vocals; Susan Tedeschi, vocals; Bruce Katz, piano), No One To Run With
E: Preachin’ Blues (Derek and Warren only), Jessica > Drums and Bass solo > Jessica


The Allman Brothers Band continued their marathon Beacon Run over the weekend with some help from Bruce Willis, Boz Scaggs, Robert Randolph, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke and more (see below for details).

Night Five :: 03.14 (Sat) :: Robert Randolph, Randy Brecker, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke
Set I: Little Martha, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More, I Walk On Gilded Splinters, Rocking Horse, Gambler’s Roll, Revival, Woman Across The River, Dreams (w/ Randy Brecker, trumpet; Lenny White, drums)
Set II: Melissa, Turn On Your Love Light (wi/ Robert Randolph, pedal steel & vocals, Adam Nussbaum, drums), One Way Out (w/ Robert Randolph, pedal steel, Adam Nussbaum, drums), In A Silent Way (w/ Randy Brecker, trumpet; Lenny White, drums), In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (w/ Randy Brecker, trumpet; Lenny White, drums) > Drums and Bass (w/Stanley Clarke bass solo)
E: Mountain Jam > Dazed And Confused > Mountain Jam


Night Four :: 03.13 (Fri) :: The Asbury Jukes Horns, Bruce Willis & Boz Scaggs
Set I: Midnight Rider, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’, Done Somebody Wrong, New Instrumental, Into The Mystic (w/ The Asbury Jukes Horns), One Way Out (w/ Bruce Willis, harmonica), Smokestack Lightnin’ (w/ Bruce Willis, harmonica), Southbound (w/ The Asbury Jukes Horns; James van de Bogert, drums)
Set II: It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry (w/ Boz Scaggs, guitar & vocals), Sick And Tired (w/ Boz Scaggs, guitar & vocals; The Asbury Jukes Horns), Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City (w/ Boz Scaggs, guitar & vocals; The Asbury Jukes Horns), Loan Me A Dime (w/ Boz Scaggs, guitar & vocals; The Asbury Jukes Horns), The Same Thing (w/ The Asbury Jukes Horns; Joe Bellia, drums), Wasted Words, No One To Run With
E: Whipping Post

The Asbury Jukes Horns are:
Richie Rosenberg “La Bamba”: Trombone
Eddie Manion: Baritone Sax
Mark Pender: Trumpet
Chris Anderson: Trumpet
Joey Stann: Tenor Sax


The Allman Brothers Band returned to the Beacon Theater last night for their third show of the run with the help of Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell and Buddy Guy.

Night Three :: 03.12 (Thurs) :: Trey, Page and Buddy Guy

Gregg Allman :: 03.12 by Perrucci
Set I: Little Martha (Derek and Warren), Trouble No More, Leave My Blues At Home, Who’s Been Talkin’, Black Hearted Woman/The Other One Jam/BHW, Can’t Lose What You Never Had, The Sky Is Crying (w/ Buddy Guy), You Don’t Love Me (w/ Buddy Guy), Southbound (w/Buddy Guy, Trey Anastasio, Page McConnell)
Set II: I Know You Rider (w/Trey & Page), In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (w/Trey & Page), Dreams, Jessica > Drums > Jessica
E: Statesboro Blues > The Blues Is Alright > Statesboro Blues


The Allman Brothers Band continued their annual run at the Beacon Theater last night with the help of Johnny Winter and Los Lobos. Below we offer up the facts on the first two nights.

Night Two :: 03.10 (Tues) :: Johnny Winter and Los Lobos
Set I: Ain’t Wastin’ Time, Done Somebody Wrong, Hot ‘Lanta, And It Stoned Me, Revival, Red House*, You Don’t Love Me*, Highway 61 Revisited*
Set II: Les Brers in A Minor, Come and Go Blues, Melissa, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’**, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl**, Wasted Words, No One Left To Run With
E: Blues Jam**, One Way Out**
* With Johnny Winter on guitar
** With Los Lobos


Night One :: 03.09 (Mon) :: Levon Helm and Taj Mahal
Set I: Little Martha*, Don’t Want You No More, It’s Not My Cross To Bear, I Walk On Guilded Splinters, The Same Thing, instrumental, Midnight Rider, Leave My Blues At Home, Leaving Trunk**, .44 Blues**, Statesboro Blues**
Set II: Ophelia#, I Shall Be Released#, The Weight#**, Black Hearted Woman, Stormy Monday, Mountain Jam
E: Southbound
* Warren and Derek
** With Taj Mahal
# With Levon Helm, Theresa Williams, Larry Campbell, and Brian Mitchell

Complete ABB tour dates available here.