The Allman Brothers Band just completed their second of 11 shows that make up this year’s March Madness Run at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. For their 212th career performance at the Upper West Side venue, they laid down a jam-fueled show that included the run’s first guest, the dusting off of an original that hadn’t been played in nearly 21 years and two cover debuts.
[Image via Allman Brothers Family of Bands and Michael Vernon]
The first set featured the second performance of Warren Haynes’ new original Dusk Till Dawn following last night’s debut. The Allman Brothers Band dug deep into their catalog for an original they hadn’t performed in nearly 21 years – Low Down Dirty Mean. The song, which was written by former ABB members Johnny Neel and Dickey Betts, was recorded and released on 1990′s Seven Turns LP. Low Down Dirty Mean was last performed by the Allman Brothers Band on March 20th, 1992. Austin-based singer/songwriter David Grissom was the run’s first guest as he sat in with the Allmans for You Don’t Love Me towards the end of the opening stanza.
When the band came back for the second set, founding member Gregg Allman was sporting an acoustic guitar for what seems to be the Allman Brothers Band debut of Long Black Veil, written by Danny Dill and Marijohn Wilkin and covered by the likes of Johnny Cash, The Band and even Gregg Allman and Warren Haynes themselves at last year’s Love For Levon benefit. Another cover debut came next in the form of Ann Peebles’ Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home which both the Warren Haynes Band and Gov’t Mule have played before. The rest of the set was all about the jams with Dreams followed by Derek and the Dominos’ Why Does Love Have To Be So Sad? and In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. Even the encore was a long jam song – Whipping Post.
Here’s the setlist from tonight’s show…
Set One: Done Somebody Wrong, Come and Go Blues, Every Hungry Woman, Dusk Till Dawn, Low Down Dirty Mean, Stand Back, You Don’t Love Me*, Sky Is Crying, Revival
Set Two: Long Black Veil@, Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home, Dreams, Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed > Drums and Bass Solo > In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Encore: Whipping Post
* – w/ David Grissom on guitar
@ – Gregg on acoustic, First Time Played
- Previously on Hidden Track: Report on Night One of Allman Brothers Band Beacon Run and Cover Alert: Allman Brothers Band – Rain
The Allman Brothers Band return to the Beacon Theatre on Tuesday night.