You couldn’t help but be surprised at the lack of guests over the first four nights of the Allman Brothers Band’s annual March Madness run as previous runs at the Beacon featured a slew of sit-ins at nearly every show. Tonight, for night number five, the guest spots came back in a big way with guitarists James “Blood” Ulmer and Eric Krasno as well as keyboardist Rob Barraco all joining the band at various points during the show.
Ulmer, who was the first electric guitarist in free jazz legend Ornette Coleman’s band, sat in on I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) to open the second set. The second set also featured a That’s What Love Will Make You Do that saw Soulive Eric Krasno tear it up on guitar. Krasno returned for the encore along with DSO keyboardist Rob Barraco for a rollicking version of Southbound.
For tonight’s show Moogis debuted the “jam cam” which focused on ABB drummer and Moogis founder Butch Trucks. It was a virtual drum lesson of sorts. Trucks also continued a trend of stopping by the Moogis chat during setbreak and advised the site’s users that special guests were coming.
Let’s look at tonight’s setlist…
Allman Brothers Band
March 16, 2010
New York, NY
Set One: Don’t Want You Know More > It’s Not My Cross To Bear, Leave My Blues At Home, Midnight Rider, 44 Blues, End Of The Line, Egypt, The Same Thing, Revival
Set Two: I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)*, One Way Out, Blind Willie McTell, That’s What Love Will Make You Do**, No One To Run With, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed > JaBuMaOt > In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
* – w/ James Blood Ulmer on guitar and vocals
** – w/ Eric Krasno on guitar
^ – w/ Eric Krasno on guitar and Rob Barraco on keys
The Allman Brothers Band March Madness run continues on Thursday evening both at the United Palace in New York City and on Moogis.