Peach Music Fest – Day One | Ratdog And Allman Brothers Welcome Guests

The Allman Brothers Band returned to the stage last night for the first time since April as the headlining act of the Peach Music Festival at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA. Longtime friends Bob Weir, Eric Krasno and Bill Evans each sat in for a song a piece during the marathon main set.

Weir was on hand with his latest RatDog ensemble, which saw him joined by drummer Jay Lane, keyboardist Jeff Chimenti, bassists Robin Sylvester and Rob Wasserman and guitarist Steve Kimock. The RatDog set contained plenty of songs from the Grateful Dead’s repertoire along with original “Ashes & Glass” and covers of The Beatles’ “Dear Prudence” and Little Feat’s “Easy To Slip.” Grace Potter emerged towards the end of the set for “Dear Prudence” and “I Know You Rider.”

The Allman Brothers Band came on around 9:45 p.m. with the popular “Don’t Want You No More” > “It’s Not My Cross To Bear” pairing. Krasno was the band’s first guest of the evening, as he came out in the middle of the set to help out on “Feel Like Breakin’ Up Somebody’s Home.” Just two songs later, the Brothers welcomed Weir for “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl.” Later, sax wiz Bill Evans lent his skills on the “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” set closer.


Ratdog Set: Easy Answers > Brown-Eyed Women, Loose Lucy, Ashes and Glass, Althea > Dark Star Jam > Easy to Slip > Dark Star > Dear Prudence* > China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider*

*-with Grace Potter (Vocals)


Allmans Set: Don’t Want You No More, It’s Not My Cross to Bear, Trouble No More, Statesboro Blues, Midnight Rider, Spots Of Time, Revival, Hot ‘Lanta, Feel Like Breakin’ Up Somebody’s Home (w/ Eric Krasno on guitar), Stand Back, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (w/ Bob Weir on guitar and vocals), Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’, One Way Out, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (w/ Bill Evans on sax; includes drum solo)

Encore: No One To Run With

[via ABB Family Bands]


Watch Bob Weir team up with the Allman Brothers Band on “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl”:

Here’s the recent Haynes/Lesh original “Spots Of Time”:

Check out Bill Evans sitting in on a 19-minute “Liz Reed”: