The Allman Brothers Band’s March Madness run at the Beacon Theatre continued last night, where the legendary rockers welcomed Eric Krasno, Alecia Chakour and The Juke Horns for guest spots during the two-set show and debuted a cover of a The Band classic.
Beacon run stalwarts The Juke Horns came out near the end of the first set for a four-song segment which started off with the first-ever Allman Brothers Band version of It Makes No Difference. Warren sang The Band tune with help from Warren Haynes Band vocalist Alecia Chakour. Stand Back was next followed by an interesting twist on Soulshine featuring the horns and Warren and Gregg Allman trading verses. The Same Thing closed out the opening stanza.
Set One: Trouble No More, Midnight Rider, High Cost of Low Living, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Kind of Bird, It Makes No Difference (w/ Juke Horns and Alecia Chakour), Stand Back (w/ Juke Horns), Soulshine (w/ Juke Horns), The Same Thing (w/ Juke Horns)
Set Two: Acoustic – Little Martha, Old Before My Time, Catfish Blues, Electric – Statesboro Blues, Woman Across The River, Black Hearted Woman, Into The Mystic (w/ Juke Horns), One Way Out
Encore: Whipping Post
For the second set, The Brothers started off, as they have every show this run, with an acoustic segment. Warren and Derek teamed up for Little Martha before more band members filed out for Old Before My Time and Robert Petway’s Catfish Blues. In the full-band electric segment that ended the set, the Allmans brought out guitarist Eric Krasno, straight off the Bowlive III run, for a take on Woman Across The River. A lengthy Black Hearted Woman came next and included bass and drum solos. Towards the end of the evening The Juke Horns re-emerged for a cover of Van Morrison’s Into The Mystic. The fourth show of the run ended with a pair of “hits” in a One Way Out second set closer and a Whipping Post encore. March Madness with the Allman Brothers Band at the Beacon continues on Friday.