On Feb. 13, The Allman Betts Band performed a show at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, dubbed ‘The Allman Family Revival.’ The show was livestreamed online and attended by a socially distanced audience. Throughout the show, ABB was joined by a series of guests, including Luther Dickinson, frequent Allman Brothers Band guest Jimmy Hall, Shannon McNally, Patrick Sweany and more.
The band was also joined by Lamar Williams Jr., son of the late Allman Brothers Band bassist Lamar Williams. With Williams Jr. as a guest, The Allman Betts Band had four children of Allman Brothers members on stage (Devon Allman is Gregg Allman’s son, Duane Betts is Dickey Betts’ son and bassist Berry Duane Oakley is Berry Oakley’s son).
After a series of originals to kick off the show, ABB began to dip into some covers. They invited blues guitar virtuoso J.D. Simo to the stage for renditions of “Hot ‘Lanta” and “With a Little Help From My Friends.” Shannon McNally then joined for a performance of her own “Mama Help Me” followed by Jackson Browne’s “These Days.”
Later, Luther Dickinson and Lamar Williams took the stage together for performance of “What You Gonna Do?” by The Staple Singers and a spirited version of The Allman Brothers’ “Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More.” Dickinson would return later for “Dreams” and “Blue Sky,” while Williams returned for a late-set “Trouble No More.”
The core lineup of The Allman Betts Band closed the show with “Jessica” sans guests. They then invited everybody out for an encore of “Midnight Rider.”
Check out the full setlist below!
The Allman Betts Band
Feb. 13, 2021
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tenn.
Set: Airboats & Cocaine, King Crawler, Southern Rain, Them Shoes (with Patrick Sweany), Hot ‘Lanta (with J.D. Simo), With a Little Help From My Friends (with J.D. Simo, River Kittens), Mama Help Me (with Shannon McNally), These Days (with Shannon McNally), What You Gonna Do?(with Luther Dickinson) (joined by Lamar Williams), Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More (with Luther Dickinson, Lamar Williams), Never Play Guitar (with Lilly Hiatt, Jackson Stokes), Ramblin’ Man (with Lilly Hiatt), Dreams (with Luther Dickinson), Blue Sky (with Luther Dickinson), Keep On Smilin’ (with Jimmy Hall, River Kittens and J.D. Simo), Trouble No More (with Lamar Williams, Jimmy Hall and Patrick Sweany), Jessica
Enc: Midnight Rider (with all guests)