Now that the members of the Allman Brothers Band have gotten the opening night jitters out of the way, they settled into their new home at the United Palace for the second night of their annual March Madness run. During the first set the Allmans debuted their cover of Bob Dylan’s Blind Willie McTell. Other highlights of set one included a nasty version of Egypt, a dark, tight take on Guilded Splinters and Oteil’s work on Woman Across The River.
For the opening sequence of set two, the Allmans welcomed their first guest of the run – Susan Tedeschi – on vocals for a take on Clapton’s Coming Home and on vocals and guitar for Lost Lover Blues. The closing sequence of the second set found the southern rock legends masterfully tackling Mountain Jam with a fierce Smokestack Lightning in the middle. Tedeschi returned for the Southbound encore.
We followed the action live through the Moogis webcast and for all the issues the site had yesterday, tonight’s show was a return to last year’s form as both the audio and video were exceptional. We experienced a quick freeze in Midnight Rider, but other than that the picture looks great.You can even make out some of the banter we’re not supposed to be hearing between band members. Here’s the setlist for Night Two:
Allman Brothers Band
March 12, 2010
New York, NY
Set 1: Don’t Want You No More > It’s Not My Cross To Bear, You Don’t Love Me, Midnight Rider, Who’s Been Talking, Trouble No More, Blind Willie McTell (Bob Dylan), Egypt, Guilded Splinters, Woman Across The River
Set 2: Coming Home*, Lost Lover Blues*, Revival, All My Friends, Leave My Blues at Home > Oteil Jam > JaBuMa > Mountain Jam > Smokestack Lightning > Mountain Jam
* – w/ Susan Tedeschi
The March Madness run continues tomorrow night at the United Palace.