Jimmy Herring pulled double duty on Saturday
When the Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic resumed their co-bill tour on Saturday in Charlotte, the Brothers shifted their line-up a bit. Due to mechanical problems on his plane, Warren Haynes was unable to make it to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in time for the show. Joining the ABB in his stead was Widespread Panic guitarist Jimmy Herring who had put in a stint with ABB back in the summer of 2000.
Also of note was the addition of Gov’t Mule keyboard player Danny Louis, who augmented the ABB, as Gregg Allman reportedly pinched a nerve in his back and was unable to perform on keys (although he sang and appeared on guitar). In addition, Paul T. Riddle, former drummer for The Marshall Tucker Band (who lives nearby in Spartanburg, S.C.), also joined in for “Anyday” and “Trouble No More.” Widespread Panic opened the night and dew in guest appearances by longtime producer John Keane (“This Part of Town” and “Ain’t Life Grand”), Derek Trucks (“You Should Be Glad”), Louis (“Fishwater”) and Blookin’s Danny Hutchens (“End of the Show” with Keane as well).
The groups then returned to the venue on Sunday where Haynes made the most of time by also appearing with Panic for their set-closing run from “Henry Parsons Died” into “Mr. Soul.”