Photo by Dino Perrucci
Warren Haynes sat in with Furthur at New York’s Best Buy Theatre last night. The guitarist emerged at the start of the band’s second set for a stretch of songs that included The Allman Brothers Band’s “Blue Sky,” a first time take on Jr. Walker’s “Roadrunner,” “Viola Lee Blues,” “Caution,” “Shakedown Street,” “Death Don’t Have No Mercy,” “King Solomon’s Marbles” and “Franklin’s Tower.” He also returned for the encore of “Attics of My Life.” Oddly enough, though the Allman Brothers Band is currently in New York for its own residency, the group rarely—if ever—plays “Blue Sky” with lyrics.
Phil Lesh dedicated the show to the Grateful Dead’s longtime companion Owsley “Bear” Stanley—who died earlier in the day—at the start of the show. The bassist joked that he did something “has hadn’t done in a long time” in honor of Stanley—he ate a steak. Stanley claims to have lived off a meat and carbohydrates diet since the ‘50s.