Allman Brothers Band Kick Off 11-Show Residency At New York's Beacon Theatre

The Allman Brothers Band kicked off their sold-out yearly March residency at New York City’s Beacon Theatre in big style last weekend (Friday, 3/1) and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees have introduced two new songs written by guitarist Warren Haynes into their vast, evolving  repertoire:  “Dusk Till Dawn” and “Spots of Time” (co-written with Phil Lesh). Special guests joining the ABB so far this March include Steve Earle, guitarists Dave Grissom and Eric Krasno, Joan Osborne, John Popper, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Asbury Jukes Horns, Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, Saunders Sermons and Jay Collins (see full set lists below).

The Allman Brothers Band first began performing their annual multi-night engagements at the Beacon in 1989, with few exceptions, and have now performed there 218 times so far.  The Beacon Theatre shows traditionally mark the beginning of a busy year for the group, which consists of Gregg Allman (vocals and keyboards), Butch Trucks (drums and tympani), Jaimoe (drums), Warren Haynes (vocals, lead and slide guitar), Derek Trucks (slide and lead guitar), Oteil Burbridge (bass) and Marc Quinones (congas and percussion).

The Beacon Theatre shows are a rite of passage for the group’s fans, who have sold out the venue over 210 times since 1989.  High-caliber guests are often invited to sit in with the group, and highlights have included Eric Clapton, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bruce Hornsby, Billy Gibbons, Jimmy Herring, Widespread Panic, Taj Mahal, Johnny Winter, Boz Scaggs, Grace Potter, the Asbury Jukes Horns, Kid Rock, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, Sheryl Crow, Dr. John, Bruce Willis and Bernie Williams, among many others.

Beyond their Beacon shows, the group has been invited by Eric Clapton to perform one night at his annual “Crossroads” benefit show April 12-13 at Madison Square Garden and they’ll headline two nights at the Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL April 19-20, which the group organizes itself.  Wanee launched in 2005 and has featured bands like Widespread Panic, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Furthur, Bob Weir & Ratdog, Steve Miller, Doobie Brothers, O.A.R., Grace Potter, Galactic, Stephen Stills, Little Feat and more, and this year features Widespread Panic, Bob Weir & RatDog, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band, Michael Franti & Spearhead and Robert Randolph & The Family Band.  They’ll also headline their own PEACH FESTIVAL in Scranton, PA again this year August 16 & 17, along with bands including the Bob Weir & RatDog, Black Crowes, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Railroad Earth, Galactic, Rusted Root and more.


3/5/13
1st Set 2nd Set
Hot 'Lanta Spots of Time
I Walk On Gilded Splinters Statesboro Blues
One Way Out Rockin' Horse
Blue Sky (Call It) Stormy Monday
Desdemona Who To Believe (w/The Juke Horns)
To Know You Is To Love You (w/The Juke Horns) Stand Back (w/The Juke Horns)
Tears Of Rage (w/The Juke Horns) Into The Mystic (w/The Juke Horns)
Jessica Black Hearted Woman


Encore: Southband (w/The Juke Horns and Eric Krasno, guitar


3/6/13
1st Set 2nd Set
Trouble No More Amazing Grace (w/The Blind Boys of Alabama & Peter Levin, 
Midnight Rider B3)
Done Somebody Wrong Soulshine (w/The Blind Boys of Alabama)
Spots of Time There Will Be A Light (w/Joan Osborne, The Blind Boys of 
Leave My Blues At Home Alabama)
Good Clean Fun The Weight (w/Joan Osborn, vocals; The Juke Horns; Peter 
It Makes No Difference (w/The Juke Horns) Levin, piano: Joey William, guitar)
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ (w/The Juke Horns) No One To Run With
The Same Thing (w/The Juke Horns & John Popper, harmonica)  Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

-> drum solo-> In Memory of Elizabeth Reed


Encore: And It Stoned Me (w/The Juke Horns)
            You Don’t Love Me (w/Joey Williams, guitar; John Popper, harmonica)


3/8/13
1st Set 2nd Set
Don’t Want You No More Melissa
It’s Not My Cross To Bear Low Down Dirty Mean
Statesboro Blues Blue Sky
Rain Dreams
Feel Like Breakin Up Somebody’s Home 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) -> Mountain Jam -> 1983 
Revival -> Mountain Jam (w/Saunders Sermon, trombone)
Come On In My Kitchen (w/Luther Dickinson, guitar; 
Cody Dickinson, washboard)
One Way Out (w/Luther Dickinson, guitar;
Cody Dickinson, washboard)
Hot ‘Lanta -> All Along the Watchtower -> Hot ‘Lanta     
(w/Jay Collins, tenor sax)


ENCORE: Whipping Post


3/9/13
1st Set 2nd Set
Done Somebody Wrong Statesboro Blues (w/David Stoltz, bass)
Midnight Rider You Don’t Love Me
End Of The Line Rockin’ Horse
Worried Down With The Blues Black Hearted Woman
Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More Stand Back
Dusk Till Dawn (w/Bill Evans, sax) In Memory of Elizabeth Reed -> drum solo -> In Memory of
Jessica Elizabeth Reed (w/Bill Evans, sax)


ENCORE: Southbound (w/Valor Trucks, guitar; John Ray, bass)


3/12/12
1st Set 2nd Set
Sailin’ ‘Cross The Devil’s Sea Knocking On Heaven’s Door (w/Steve Earle, guitar & vocal;
I Walk On Gilded Splinters Katz, piano)
Trouble No More Copperhead Road (w/Steve Earle, guitar & vocal; Bruce Katz, 
Spots of Time piano)
Statesboro Blues One Way Out (w/Bruce Katz, piano)
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ (w/The Juke Horns) No One To Run With
Tears of Rage (w/The Juke Horns) I’ve Been Lovin You Too Long (w/The Juke Horns)
The Same Thing (w/The Juke Horns  To Know You Is To Love You (w/The Juke Horns)
& Bruce Katz, piano) Les Brers in A Minor


Encore: Whipping Post


The Juke Horns are:
Chris Anderson, Trumpet
Ronnie Buttacavoli, Trumpet
Neal Pawley, Trombone
Bill Harris, Baritone Sax
John Isley, tenor saxophone


DATE CITY VENUE
Fri 3/1 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Sat 3/2 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Tue 3/5 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Wed 3/6 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Fri 3/8 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Sat 3/9 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Tue 3/12 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Wed 3/13 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Fri 3/15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Sat 3/16 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
*Sun 3/17 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
Fri 4/12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden - Crossroads Benefit
Sat 4/13 New York, NY Madison Square Garden - Crossroads Benefit
Thur 4/18 Live Oak, FL Wanee Music Festival
Fri 4/19 Live Oak, FL Wanee Music Festival
Sat 4/20 Live Oak, FL Wanee Music Festival
  Fri 8/16 Scranton, PA Peach Music Festival
  Sat 8/17 Scranton, PA Peach Music Festival


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