Allman Brothers Band Pay Tribute To Jack Bruce At Beacon
10/21/14 The Allman Brothers Band
The final run of shows in the 45-year history of The Allman Brothers Band continued on Saturday night with the band’s fourth of sixth shows that bring their illustrious career to a close. One of the most notable points of the night came towards the end of the second set, when the band worked a cover of Cream’s “Politician” into “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” as a tribute to Jack Bruce who died earlier in the day. Oddly, keyboardist Gregg Allman sat out the end of the second set. Guitarist Warren Haynes handled vocals on the ABB debut of “Politician.”
Once again Duane Allman’s 1957 Les Paul Goldtop was put to good use at times during the evening by guitarist Derek Trucks. At each of the first three shows of the residency, The Allman Brothers Band found a way to work the gospel song “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” into their performances. On Saturday night, the group kept the run’s theme going by fitting “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” within “Jessica” towards the start of the second set. The closing stanza also included a cover of Van Morrison’s “Into The Mystic,” which was originally covered by the band as a tribute to Bill Graham, who Warren Haynes noted was particularly fond of the song. Saturday was the anniversary of the impresario’s 1991 death.
The band returns to the Beacon on Monday night before calling it a career on Tuesday.
Set One: Don’t Keep Me Wondering, Statesboro Blues, Woman Across The River, Ain’t Wasting Time No More, Stormy Monday, Dusk Till Dawn, Stand Back
Set Two: Midnight Rider, I Walk on Gilded Splinters, Jessica > Will the Circle Be Unbroken > Jessica, Trouble No More, Into the Mystic, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed > Politician > In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
Encore: Come On Into My Kitchen, One Way Out