UPDATE: We’ve Added Photos by Dino Perrucci
We’ve reached the end of the Allman Brothers Band’s 2013 Beacon Theatre run which concludes later today. For the penultimate show of the residency, the Allmans welcomed a number of guests to their stage including Wilco’s guitarist, a member of Gov’t Mule and ABB guitarist Derek Trucks’s wife.
[All Photos by Dino Perrucci]
The Allmans have been keeping their rotation fairly tight over the course of the run’s first ten shows, but each performance has had a run debut or two and Saturday night was no exception. Mixed in among ABB classics Midnight Rider, No One To Run With (which featured photos of late band members such as Dangerous Dan Toler flashing on the screen) and Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ in the first set was Egypt. This instrumental was first debuted by the Allmans during the 2005 Beacon Run and saw its first action during this year’s run last night. Susan Tedeschi, ABB guitarist Derek Trucks’ wife, was the star of the show on Saturday with multiple sit-ins. She first emerged to lend guitar work and vocals to the band’s cover of The Sky Is Crying by Elmore James towards the end of the opening stanza.
Earlier this run, the Allmans debuted their version of Long Black Veil and it opened the second set on Saturday. Tedeschi reemerged shortly thereafter along with Gov’t Mule keyboardist Danny Louis and bassist Lincoln Schleifer (Midnight Ramble Band, Donald Fagen) for That’s What Love Will Make You Do. After that, the group delivered another take on The Beatles’ Rain which they debuted at the first show of the run. The center piece of the closing stanza was the run’s first Smokestack Lightning. Longtime ABB associate Col. Bruce Hampton sang the blues standard which also saw contributions from Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and drummer Vedo Louise. Just before In Memory of Elizabeth Reed brought the set to a close, bassist Berry Oakley Jr. lent a hand on You Don’t Love Me. While Whipping Post was listed as the encore on the band’s pre-planned setlist, they audibled for One Way Out instead.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist…