Warren Haynes Big Night | Allman Brothers AND Bowlive

Guitarist Warren Haynes partook in NYC’s two big March traditions last night, when he followed his show with The Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon Theatre on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, by heading down to Williamsburg for a surprise third Bowlive set at Brooklyn Bowl with Soulive.

[Photo by Andrew Blackstein]

The Allman Brothers Band presented their fifth sold-out performance of the month at the Beacon on Friday as part of the group’s 14-show March Madness residency. “Wasted Words” turned up just three songs into the first set marking the first time the Allmans have performed the Brothers & Sisters hit since March 19, 2010 at the United Palace Theatre. Gregg capably delivered the vocals of his song, while Derek Trucks showed off his impressive slide skills throughout “Wasted Words.” The first set also contained the run’s first “Gambler’s Roll” and another take on the recently busted out “True Gravity.”

“Melissa” kicked off a second set that continued with guest drummer James van der Bogert joining in on “Blue Sky.” The improv-heavy closing stanza also included lengthy takes on “Black Hearted Woman” and “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” (20+ minutes!) as well as the run’s second versions of recent bust outs “Get On With Your Life” and “Seven Turns.” Duane Trucks lent a hand behind the kit on the evening’s “One Way Out” encore.

Down in Brooklyn Soulive were holding court for Night Two of this year’s Bowlive residency. By the time the night was over fans had witnessed three sets and more than three hours of music from the trio and their special guests. Soulive’s guests on Friday night were famed bassist George Porter Jr., vocalist Nicki Bluhm (making her first Bowlive appearance) and Haynes, who jetted down from the Beacon to participate in the band’s third set. Highlights included a performance of Bluhm’s “Little Too Late,” Porter Jr. and Bluhm leading the ensemble through “Piece Of My Heart,” a cover of The Meters’s “Pungee” and third set takes on “How Sweet It Is,” “He Bite Me (The Dragon)” and the second-ever Soulive version of a Grateful Dead song -“Sugaree.” Tonight’s Bowlive show, featuring a special “LONDON SOULIVE” set, will be webcast live.

Allman Brothers Band Videos:

[Come And Go Blues -by Lazy Lightning]

[Wasted Words -by Rick Randall]

Bowlive Videos:

[How Sweet It Is -Soulive, Nicki Bluhm, Warren Haynes, George Porter Jr. and The Shady Horns by Lazy Lightning]

[He Bite Me (The Dragon) -Soulive, Warren Haynes and George Porter Jr. by Marc Millman]

[Little Too Late -Soulive, Nicki Bluhm and The Shady Horns by JMEJJP]

Here’s the setlist from last night’s Allman Brothers show via AllmanBrothersBand.com:

Set One: Done Somebody Wrong, Come And Go Blues, Wasted Words, Dusk Till Dawn, I Walk On Gilded Splinters, Gambler’s Roll, True Gravity, Hoochie Coochie Man, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More

Set Two: Melissa, Blue Sky (w/ James van der Bogert), Black Hearted Woman, Seven Turns, Rocking Horse, Get On With Your Life, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed

Encore: One Way Out (w/ Duane Trucks)

The Songs -Allman Brothers Band Beacon Run 2014:

1983 -1
Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More -2
Black Hearted Woman -2
Blind Willie McTell -1
Blue Sky -2
Come and Go Blues -2
Come On In My Kitchen -1
Done Somebody Wrong -2
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ -2
Don’t Want You No More -1
Dreams -1
Dusk Till Dawn -2
Egypt -2
End Of The Line -1
Every Hungry Woman -1
Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home -1
Gambler’s Roll -1
Get On With Your Life -2
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl -1
Hoochie Coochie Man -2
Hot ‘Lanta -2
I Found A Love -1
In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed -2
Into The Mystic -1
It’s Not My Cross To Bear -1
I Walk On Gilded Splinters -2
Jessica -1
Leave My Blues At Home -2
Les Brers In A Minor -1
Little Martha -1
Low Down Dirty Mean -1
Melissa -2
Midnight Rider -2
Mountain Jam -1
No One To Run With -2
Old Friend -1
One Way Out -2
Please Call Home -1
Rain -1
Revival -2
Rocking Horse -2
Sailin’ ‘Cross The Devil’s Sea -1
Same Thing -1
Seven Turns -2
Soulshine -1
Southbound -2
Spots of Time -1
Stand Back -1
Statesboro Blues -2
That’s What Love Will Make You Do -1
The Sky Is Crying -1
The Weight -1
Trouble No More -2
True Gravity -3
Wasted Words -1
Whipping Post -1
Who’s Been Talking -1
Who To Believe -1
Woman Across The River -1
Worried Down With The Blues -1
You Don’t Love Me -2