Today we look back to March 15, 2006…
Perkins, Bishop Sing the Blues with the Allman Brothers Band
As the Allman Brothers multi-night stand the Beacon Theater works towards its midway point, guests are arriving fast and furious. Last night, the Asbury Juke Horns emerged near the end of the Allman Brothers Band’s first set, accenting ‘Into the Mystic,’ ‘The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down’ and ‘The Same Thing.’ A bit later, the Allmans returned for their second set alongside a pair of blues legends: Elvin Bishop and the 92-year old Pinetop Perkins, who cut his chops playing piano in Muddy Waters’ band. After running through renditions of ‘What the Hell is Going On?,’ ’19 Years Old’ and ‘Moe Joe,’ Bishop and Perkins stepped offstage, while the Brothers dipped into ‘Egypt.’ For those keeping score at home, Hubert Sumlin, Susan Tedeschi, Devon Allman, Gary Rossington, Peter Frampton, Jay Collins, Will Calhoun and Roy Haynes are among the artists who have joined the Allmans at the Beacon this March. After a night off, The Allman Brothers Band will return to the Beacon tomorrow.
Herring Flies with the Crowes
The Black Crowes returned to its Georgia womb last night for a two-set performance at Atlantas Fox Theater. Midway through its second set, another Peach State-resident, Jimmy Herring, emerged, adding guitar to the Allman Brothers Bands Dreams and the Jerry Garcia Band staple That’s What Love Will Make You Do. Having played guitar in both the Allman Brothers Band and the Dead, Herring is no doubt quite familiar with both covers. The Black Crowes tour continues Saturday at Londons Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
ALO will venture to four continents this spring. After performing in Europe with Jack Johnson, and before they head the far east, the California-quartet will play a pair of shows in Brazil. ALO will support Jack Johnson on April 7 and 8 at Sao Paolos Skol Arena and Rio de Janeiros Praca da Apoteose, respectively. At press time, ALO has no currently scheduled dates in Africa, Australia and Antarctica this spring, though it will open a series of shows for the Dave Matthews Band in late June.
Rhythm Devils, Tea Leaf Green, Ron Carter and Jonah Smith Added to Green Apple
A number of shows have been added to the Green Apple Music and Arts Festival. On April 19, the night before the Jammy Awards, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will offer a rare Rhythm Devils performance at the Canal Room, officially kicking off the weekend’s festivities. On Friday, Hammond organ upstart Jonah Smith will move into, appropriately enough, at Pianos. Throughout the week of Green Apple, 79 year old jazz-legend Ron Carter will perform no less than 12 shows at the legendary Blue Note with his quartet, while Tea Leaf Green will make its debut at punk womb CBGB on April 22. A handful of additional performances will be added to Green Apple in the coming weeks. If you’ve been shut out of these intimate venues you can also sign up at greenapplemusicfestival.com to help table at venues throughout the city.
New Dates for New Grooves (Past and Present)
Current New Groove of the month U-Melt will spend April traveling around the northeast visiting some of its favorite venues a handful of new markets.
On March 31, U-Melt will perform at Albanys Red Square, before traveling to Newmarket, NH and Philadelphia. Before then, however, fans can catch the New York quartet opening for Tea Leaf Green at Bostons Paradise in Boston tomorrow and at moe.‘s snoe.down festival throughout the weekend. The group will also spend some time this winter recording its follow to The Unbelievable Meltdown.
Meanwhile, former New Groove of the Month, and current New Groove Jammy nominee, the Pnuma Trio will clock in no less than 20 shows a single month. Beginning with a hometown performance at Memphis, TNs Newbys on April 1, the electronic trio will work its way up and down the east coast and through the Midwest, stopping at most major markets along the way. Choice shows include opening spots for Lotus (4/15) and Particle (4/18 and 4/20). The Pnuma Trio is currently working its way through the southeast supporting none other than the elusive Buckethead.