Last night at the Beacon Theatre, where the Allman Brothers Band continued their annual March Madness run, former Yankees center fielder Bernie Williams emerged during the One Way Out opener to lend a hand on guitar. #51 returned later in the set for a take on Warren Haynes’ Rivers Gonna Rise that also featured vocalist Ruthie Foster. Foster and Williams were just two of the guests helping out as part of a memorable night at the Beacon.
Yesterday’s show marked Williams’ third appearance with the Brothers during their March Madness runs. Bernie first performed with the band on April 7, 2007 when he sat in on Who’s Been Talkin’. The outfielder returned last year, on March 14, 2011, for another take on the Howlin’ Wolf tune.
One Way Out w/Bernie Williams, Midnight Rider, High Cost of Low Living, Bag End, River’s Ronna Rise w/Bernie Williams and Ruthie Foster, Blind Willie McTell w/Asbury Jukes horns, Stand Back w/Asbury Jukes horns, Soulshine w/Asbury Jukes horns, The Same Thing w/Asbury Jukes horns
Acoustic: Katrina (Warren, Derek, Rocky Lawrence), Grinnin’ In Your Face (Warren and Ruthie Foster), Death Came A Knocking (Warren, Derek, Ruthie, Susan Tedeschi), These Days (Warren and Gregg)
Electric: Blue Sky, The Weight (w/the Asbury Jukes horns, Ruthie Foster, Susan Tedeschi), Les Brers in A Minor > bass > drums > Les Brers in A Minor w/ Tony Trischka
Other guests who sat in with the Allman Brothers Band last night included banjo legend Tony Trischka on Les Brers in A Minor to close the second set, Susan Tedeschi on Death Came A Knocking in the acoustic segment and later on a cover of The Weight as well as The Juke Horns. The Horns, a regular component of the run, guested on a four-song run that ended the first set, plus The Weight in set two. The run continues tomorrow night at the Beacon.