The parade of those who influenced the Allman Brothers Band and those who have been influenced by the Southern Rock pioneers continues at the newly renovated Beacon Theatre on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where blues veteran John Hammond and the Queen of Hazel Eyed Soul – Bonnie Bramlett, were among the special guests for show number six.
[Moogis screenshot of The Weight by DHatch]
Let’s take a look at last night’s setlist:
Set One: Statesboro Blues, Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’, Hot ‘Lanta, Who’s Been Talkin’?, Come and Go Blues, Desdemona, So Many Roads, So Many Trains (w/ John Hammond), Shake for Me (w/ John Hammond), Cryin For My Baby (w/ John Hammond)
Set Two: Oncoming Traffic (Gregg w/ Bonnie Bramlett), Comin’ Home (w/ Bonnie Bramlett and Bekka Bramlett), Only You Know and I Know (w/ Bonnie Bramlett and Bekka Bramlett), Come On Into My Kitchen (w/ Bonnie Bramlett and John Hammond), The Weight (w/ Bonnie Bramlett and Bekka Bramlett and Susan Tedeschi and Bruce Katz), Nobody Left to Run With
Encore: Preachin’ Blues, Jessica [via Allmanbrothersband.com]
Bramlett, known as the “Allman Sister” for her work with the group in the ’70s, joined the Brothers along with daughter Bekka for takes on songs she recorded with Gregg Allman, Eric Clapton and with the recently departed Delaney Bramlett in Delaney & Bonnie. Blues luminary John Hammond channeled his work with Duane Allman during his sit-ins in both the first and second sets.
Guitarist Susan Tedeschi and keyboard wiz Bruce Katz added their immense talents – along with the Bramlett’s – for a soulful take on The Weight. The Allmans ended the show by themselves with a rare Preachin’ Blues encore followed by a quick run through Jessica. The Allman Brothers Band returns tonight to the Beacon for show number seven. Thanks to the picture-perfect Moogis webcast, anyone can follow the action from home.
Bust outs: So Many Roads (Debut), Shake For Me (Last Played – 3/26/06), Cryin’ For My Baby (Debut), Oncoming Traffic (Last Played – 03/19/05), Comin’ Home (Debut), Only You Know & I Know (Debut),
Special Guests: Bonnie Bramlett, Bekka Bramlett, John Hammond, Bruce Katz, Susan Tedeschi
Beacon Run ’09 Debuts: 9
Total # of Songs For The Run: 66