Bobby Schneck has been playing guitar alongside Slash, helping the man do what he does best. George Potsos is the bass player in Devon Allman’s Honeytribe, a great up & coming band with the strong potential to break big any day now. Both men have been musicians since their teens and know what it’s like to be famous and not-so-famous.
Maybe you’ve heard: The Allman Brothers Band take hold of New York City this month for 15 allegedly guest-dappled shows at the Beacon Theater starting Monday. Folks, as Butch Trucks was happy to explain, they’re going to be barnburners. (And shit, they’re not even the most hotly anticipated jamband event this month.)
Over the years, it’s become fashionable for both individual Brothers or other artists (especially potential sit-in guests) to throw their own shows on top of a Beacon gig or too – a late night post-party, a headline spot on a Beacon offnight, anything that might capitalize on that hot ABB Beacon March Madness vibe and attract a few concertgoers (Beacon or not) who wanted a piece of it.
Well, if you’re like me, you like to make long, full, multi-show nights out of your musical endeavors whenever possible (and affordable). So, for this week’s B-List, we’re taking a look at 10 Beacon sweeteners: post-ABB or off-night gigs (official or not) where you’d be likely to find some connection to the Allmans or just a hell of a spot to nightcap after four hours at 74th and Broadway.
READ ON for Chad’s list of ten must-catch Allmans-related shows…