Dixie Dregs Welcome Warren Haynes & John Scofield At The Capitol Theatre
The original lineup of the Dixie Dregs brought their 33-date tour to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York on Monday night. Guitarists Warren Haynes and John Scofield watched the action from a booth and then joined the Dixie Dregs for their encore.
Guitarist Steve Morse, bassist Andy West, violinist Allen Sloan, keyboardist Steve Davidowski and drummer Rod Morgenstein recently reunited for the first time in 40 years. The Dixie Dregs kicked off their extensive tour on February 28 in Clearwater, Florida.
The Dixie Dregs focused on material from 1976’s The Great Spectacular and 1977’s Free Fall throughout the evening. Haynes and Scofield took the stage for the encore and tuned a bit before Warren stepped to the mic. “How about this, huh? I was in a band in 1979 that opened up for the Dixie Dregs and it was the most frightening thing I’ve ever seen,” Haynes told the crowd. The Dixie Dregs, Scofield and Haynes then tore through the blues classic “Crossroads.”
Warren handled vocals on the “Crossroads” encore. Steve Morse laid back for most of the version, giving Haynes and Scofield plenty of room to solo and duel. Morgenstein also took a drum solo at one point. Jazz guitarist John Scofield has a musical relationship with Warren Haynes dating back to a pair of 1999 Gov’t Mule performances that were spotlighted on 2015’s Sco-Mule, the release of which was celebrated with a collaborative tour.
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Watch another angle of the “Crossroads” captured by Joe Madonna:
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