Dazed and Confused at the Beacon
Though the opening night of the Allman Brothers Bands multi-night run at the Beacon remained surprisingly guest free, the group proved rather social throughout the weekend. On Friday the septet welcomed several members of the Allman Brothers Bands extended family to the stage, including Derek Trucks wife Susan Tedeschi and Gregg Allman and Friends saxophonist Jay Collins, both whom emerged for a cover of the Bands The Weight at the end of the groups first set. Collins returned later in the evening for a show closing version of Southbound that also featured percussionist Tony Escapa.
Allman Brothers Bands string of guests continued Saturday with Luther Dickinson emerging for a cover of Robert Johnsons Come into My Kitchen at the start of the groups second set. Longtime Allman Brothers Band collaborator Ron Holloway also played saxophone on Soulshine, Dreams, and In Memory of Elizabeth Reed. In addition, the later number featured some flute work from Derek Trucks Bands Kofi Burbridge. After offering a cover of Miles Davis In A Silent Way on Thursday, the Allman Brothers Band debuted both Jimi Hednrixs Manic Depression on Friday and Led Zeppelins Dazed and Confused on Saturday, leading many to believe that the group will offer a different cover each night of its Beacon Theater run.