Photo by Dino Perrucci
The Allman Brothers Band closed their 11-night run at New York’s Beacon Theater with a guest-heavy performance last night. The special St. Patrick’s Day show started a little earlier than the band’s previous Beacon shows and included some rarer song choices.
The group’s first set featured this year’s first take on “The High Cost of Low Living” as well as Warren Haynes’ new original “Dusk Till Dawn,” a staple of this year’s run. Near the end of The Allman Brothers Band’s first set, Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli, percussionist Bobby Allende and Ollabelle drummer Tony Leone all emerged for a set-closing “One Way Out.”
The surprises continued during The Allman Brothers Band’s second set. Warren Haynes Band/Royal Family singer Alecia Chakour and jazz guitarist Oz Noy both took the stage for the Warren Haynes Band number “River’s Gonna Rise.” Then, Conan musical director/Fab Faux guitarist Jimmy Vivino emerged to help The Allman Brothers Band through their first cover of Blind Faith’s “Can’t Find My Way Home” since 2009 (lending some weight to the rumors that the ABB will play a few shows with Steve Winwood this year). Later in the night, drummer Ricky Gordon Jr. sat in on “Statesboro Blues” while Tedeschi Trucks Band trumpeter Maurice Brown appeared on “Dreams.”
The Allman Brothers Band’s second set ended with “Jessica,” a classic song from this year’s anniversary album Brothers and Sisters, and the lone encore of “Whipping Post.” The Allman Brothers Band will return to New York for a show at Madison Square Garden as part of the Crossroads Festival on April 12.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section
Sunday, March 17, Beacon Theater, New York, NY
Set I: Stand Back, Leave My Blues at Home, High Cost of Low Living, Worried Down With The Blues, Black Hearted Woman, Dusk Till Dawn, One Way Out^
Set II: Melissa, River’s Gonna Rise^^, Can’t Find My Way Home*, Statesboro Blues**, Dreams%, Jessica
E: Whipping Post
(^)with Leo Nocentelli, Tony Leone, and Bobby Allende
(^^)with Alecia Chakour and Oz Noy
(*)with Jimmy Vivino
(**)with Ricky Gordon Jr.
(%)with Maurice Brown