The Allman Brothers Band’s March Madness Run rolled along last night at the Beacon Theatre in NYC, where the group once again welcomed The Juke Horns and brought out one of guitarist Warren Haynes’ Warren Haynes Band band mates for a two-song sit in during the first set.
[Photo By Dino Perrucci]
Opening up with a run of classics in Hot’lanta, Midnight Rider and Leave My Blues At Home, the band then dug deep for Beacon Run ’13 debuts of Derek Trucks original Bag End and Warren Haynes original Rivers Gonna Rise. Soul singer Alecia Chakour, a member of the Warren Haynes Band, emerged in the middle of the first set along with Beacon Run stalwarts The Juke Horns for versions of Soulshine and The Weight. A well-jammed Black Hearted Woman brought the opening stanza to a close.
Set One: Hot’lanta, Midnight Rider, Leave My Blues at Home, Bag End, Rivers Gonna Rise, Soulshine (w/ Juke Horns and Alecia Chakour on vocals), The Weight (w/ Juke Horns and Alecia Chakour on vocals), Black Hearted Woman
Set Two: Melissa, Rain, Dusk Till Dawn, You Don’t Love Me, Blind Willie McTell (w/ Juke Horns), Into The Mystic (w/ Juke Horns), Jessica
Encore: Southbound (w/ Juke Horns)
The second set saw the Allmans take another stab at one of Haynes’ new originals debuted during the run, Dusk Till Dawn, as well as their version of The Beatles’ Rain. The Juke Horns came back out towards the end of the closing stanza for covers of Bob Dylan’s Blind Willie McTell and Into The Mystic by Van Morrison before serving up Jessica to end the set. The Juke Horns re-emerged for a Southbound encore that brought the night to a close. While the Allmans have a night off, they return to the Beacon tomorrow to start three shows in three nights that will bring the run to a close.