Allman Brothers Band @ United Palace: Nights 7 & 8 – Setlists & Recaps

The Allman Brothers Band March Madness run at the United Palace has come to a close after last night’s finale. Over the eight shows, the group played 64 different songs and welcomed 17 different guests to share the stage with them. The guest spots peaked during this weekend’s shows when the Brothers brought out drummers James van de Bogert and Justin Stanley; sax players Chris Jensen and Bill Evans; guitarists Doyle Bramhall and Junior Mack, flutist Kofi Burbridge, bassist Todd Smallie and keyboardist Danny Louis.

On Friday night, the group sold out the uptown venue for only the second time on the run. The full house, and those watching the nearly flawless webcast feed at home, were treated to the only United Palace versions of ABB classics Wasted Words, Soulshine and Stormy Monday. Doyle Bramhall II, Derek Trucks’ band mate from his days touring with Eric Clapton, sat in on a sizzling Meet Me In The Bottom that kicked off the second set. Other highlights were Mule keyboardist Danny Louis’ work on Soulshine, Oteil’s solo bass version of Little Martha during Jessica and Bramhall returning for the One Way Out encore.

Saturday’s finale was a scorcher from start to finish. The third time through on the run for Derek’s Bag End instrumental and Whipping Post were a charm as the group delivered stellar, focused versions of each. As we’ve been harping on since the run started, the Allmans once again kept things all in the family welcoming Oteil’s brother Kofi Burbridge out for a slower version of The Same Thing than they usually play. Other highlights were Bill Evans’ sax work on Dreams and Liz Reed, the soaring Blue Sky instrumental and once again paying tribute to Rev. Ike with Preacher Blues.

Allman Brothers Band
March 20, 2010
United Palace
New York, NY

Set One: Hot ‘Lanta, I Walk On Gilded Splinters, Trouble No More, Rocking Horse, Wasted Words, Soulshine*, Good Morning Little School Girl**, Kind Of Bird**, Midnight Rider

Set Two: Meet Me In The Bottom***, Dreams, Anyday, Stormy Monday****, Jessica > Oteil (Little Martha) > JaBuMa > Jessica *****

Encore: One Way Out ******

* Danny Louis on keyboards, James van de Bogert on drums
** Danny Louis, keyboards
*** Doyle Bramhall on guitar, Justin Stanley on drums
**** Junior Mack, guitar
***** Chris Jensen, saxophone
****** Doyle Bramhall, guitar

Allman Brothers Band
March 20, 2010
United Palace
New York, NY

Set One: Don’t Want You No More > It’s Not My Cross To Bear, Statesboro Blues, Stand Back, Woman Across The River, All My Friends, Bag End, Blind Willie McTell, Whipping Post

Set Two: Little Martha > Blue Sky Jam > Little Martha, No One To Run With, The Same Thing **, Dreams *** > In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed *** > Oteil Scat (Kofi on piano) > JaBuMa > Oteil > In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

Encore: Preaching Blues, You Don’t Love Me ****

** Kofi Burbridge on flute, James van de Bogert on drums
*** Bill Evans, saxophone
**** Todd Smallie, bass

All in all, the band sounded great and well-rehearsed throughout the run. Sure, the special guests weren’t to the caliber of last year’s run, but that was to be expected. Next up for the Brothers is their annual headlining slots at the Wanee Festival in Live Oak, FL on April 14 and 15.

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2 Responses

  1. Minor correction to the 3/19 setlist: The title of the tune listed as “Meet Me in the Bottom” is actually “Running Shoes.” The Fabulous Thunderbirds performed a stellar version of this traditional blues tune on their first album, “What’s the Word,” in 1979.

    Two excellent shows by the Brothers at Rev. Ike’s venue!

  2. I was actually a bit disappointed with the Sat show. The second set was awesome, but it sounded very muddy and they didn’t sound quite as together or on-point as they usually do.

    The sound may have been just because we were in the Upper Loge. The other show we had floor seats.

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