Warren Haynes Teams With Joe Russo, George Porter Jr. & John Medeski In Port Chester

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Images by: Adam McCullough

Warren Haynes, John Medeski, George Porter Jr. & Joe Russo w. Skerik
10.05.18 :: The Capitol Theatre :: Port Chester, NY

On Friday, guitarist Warren Haynes, keyboardist John Medeski, bassist George Porter Jr. and drummer Joe Russo came together for one night only at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The concert — which also featured special guest saxophonist Skerik — was a benefit organized by Debra of America executive director Brett Kopelan. Debra helps fight Epidermolysis Bullosa, a rare painful genetic disease.

The quartet, with occasional help from Skerik, played an improvisation-heavy pair of sets at The Cap. The one-night-only ensemble opened their evening with a freeform jam that eventually led them into Junior Walker & the Allstars’ “Road Runner.” Over the course of the two set show, the ad-hoc ensemble would deliver a diverse set of covers. The opening frame featured takes Allen Toussaint’s “Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)” and Etta James’ classic “I’d Rather Go Blind.” While the second set of the night saw them dig in on the likes of Bob Dylan’s “Tough Mama,” Little Feat’s “Sailin’ Shoes” and “Walk On Guilded Splinters” from Dr. John. The four-piece also worked in takes on Gov’t Mule’s “Rocking Horse” and Haynes’ signature tune “Soulshine.” Photographer Adam McCullough was on hand to capture the action. Check out a full gallery of his work below:

Take a look at a series of fan-shot videos from last night’s concert:

Roadrunner Captured by William Corcoran

I’d Rather Go Blind Captured by Paul Allegretta

Hey Joe Captured by William Corcoran

Tough Mama Captured by Brosef Wilson

Soulshine, The Right Time Captured by Brosef Wilson

Setlist

Warren Haynes at Capitol Theatre

Set 1
  • Jam
  • King Solomon's Marbles  
  • (I'm a) Road Runner  
  • Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)  
  • Jam
  • It Ain't No Use  
  • Heaven on Earth
  • I'd Rather Go Blind  
  • Talkin' Loud and Sayin' Nothing  
Set 2
  • Tough Mama  
  • Hottentot  
  • Sailin' Shoes  
  • Hey Joe  
  • Jam
  • Freeway Jam  
  • Rocking Horse  
  • I Walk on Guilded Splinters  
Encore
  • Soulshine  
  • Night Time Is the Right Time  

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Warren Haynes

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John Medeski

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George Porter Jr.

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