Blackberry Smoke & Allman Betts Band Cover The Rolling Stones In New York

The latest Spirit Of The South tour stop featured multiple Rolling Stones covers played one day after the death of Charlie Watts.

By Scott Bernstein Aug 26, 2021 8:28 am PDT

Blackberry Smoke and The Allman Betts Band resumed their Spirit Of The South tour with The Wild Feathers on Wednesday at New York City’s The Rooftop At Pier 17. Multiple tributes to Charlie Watts came in NYC one day after the drummer’s passing as The Allman Betts Band fit a Rolling Stones cover into their set and then teamed with BBS for another Stones classic later in the evening.

The Allman Betts Band opened with original “Savannah’s Dream” and then covered “Dead Flowers” off The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers LP. Last night’s “Dead Flowers” was the third ever for the ABB as per Setlist.FM. The group led by Devon Allman and Duane Betts played their own “Carolina Song” before treating fans to a double dose of The Allman Brothers Band classics in “Blue Sky” and “Midnight Rider.” A run of originals ended the set.

Blackberry Smoke delivered a main set heavy on gems from their 2012 album The Whippoorwill and the recently released You Hear Georgia last night. The band then opened an encore of covers with a take on Atlanta Rhythm Section’s “Spooky.” Next, BBS was joined by The Wild Feathers for the Lynyrd Skynyrd gem “Tuesday’s Gone” and were led by Jimmy Hall on Wet Willie’s “Country Side Of Life” and “Keep On Smilin’.”

The Allman Betts Band emerged following Hall’s appearance to collaborate with Blackberry Smoke on “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Devon Allman and BBS frontman Charlie Starr shared lead vocal duties on the beloved song from The Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed album. Both bands said farewell to the Big Apple with covers of The Allman Brothers Band’s “Southbound” and “Whipping Post.” The Spirit Of The South tour continues tonight in Boston.

Watch fan-shot video featuring some of the “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” collaboration below thanks to Janine Monti Louie:

Setlist

The Allman Betts Band at The Rooftop at Pier 17

  • Savannah's Dream
  • Dead Flowers  
  • Carolina Song
  • Blue Sky  
  • Midnight Rider  
  • Rivers Run
  • Down to the River
  • The Doctor's Daughter

Setlist

Blackberry Smoke at The Rooftop at Pier 17

  • You Hear Georgia  
  • Live It Down
  • Payback's a Bitch
  • Good One Comin' On
  • Waiting for the Thunder
  • Crimson Moon
  • Hey Delilah
  • Medicate My Mind
  • Sleeping Dogs  
  • Shakin' Hands With the Holy Ghost
  • Ain't Got the Blues
  • The Whippoorwill
  • Run Away From It All
  • One Horse Town
  • Old Scarecrow
  • Ain't Much Left of Me  
Encore
  • Spooky  
  • Tuesday's Gone  
  • Country Side of Life  
  • Keep on Smilin'  
  • You Can't Always Get What You Want  
  • Southbound  
  • Whipping Post  
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