Cover Alert: Allman Brothers Band – Needle and the Damage Done

The Allman Brothers Band’s Beacon Run continued last night in New York City, where the band delivered their ninth of 11 shows that makes up this year’s residency. A number of guests joined in the action on Friday including Bill Evans, Scott Sharrard, Berry Oakley Jr., Jeff Golub and Susan Tedeschi who lent a hand on percussion during the One Way Out encore. In the second set, the Allmans dusted off their Gregg-sung cover of Neil Young’s 1972 classic The Needle and the Damage Done.

The Allmans first performed Neil Young’s ode to the issues that heroin causes during last year’s March Madness run and played it again at last April’s Wanee Festival. A stripped-down version of the band featuring Gregg Allman and guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes on acoustics performed the cover as they did in last year’s takes. A video has surfaced of the Allman Brothers Band tackling The Needle and the Damage Done last night thanks to YouTuber Diablagato

Allman Brothers Band – The Needle and the Damage Done

The Allman Brothers Band conclude this year’s Beacon run with shows tonight and tomorrow.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist…

Set One: Don’t Want You No More, Not My Cross To Bear, Statesboro Blues, Come and Go Blues, Blue Sky, Every Hungry Woman, Gambler’s Roll, Dusk Till Dawn (w/ Bill Evans), Revival

Set Two: Who’s Been Talking (w/ Scott Sharrard), Trouble No More (w/ Berry Oakley Jr.), Ain’t Wasting Time, Feel Like Breaking Up Someone’s Home (w/ Jeff Golub), The Needle and the Damage Done (just Gregg, Derek and Warren), Dreams (w/ Bill Evans), 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) > Mountain Jam > 1983 (A Merman I Should Turn To Be) > Mountain Jam

Encore: One Way Out (w/ Susan Tedeschi)

[Unconfirmed Setlist via AllmanBrothersBand.com]

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