ABB and the Jukes
Last night at New York Citys Beacon Theatre, the parade of guests continued for the Allman Brothers Band run. Southside Johnny’s Juke horns appeared with the ABB over the course of the evening. The brass contributed to The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Key To The Highway and The Same Thing in the first set, followed by I’ve Got Dreams To Remember as well as And It Stoned Me in set two. Southside Johnny, who is often linked to Bruce Springsteen, as both artists grew up on the Jersey Shore and Springsteen guitar player Steven Van Zandt produced a number of the Jukes releases, added harmonica to Key To The Highway. Later in the night Derek Trucks Band keyboard player/flautist Kofi Burbidge joined his brother, ABB bassist Oteil for a duo jam and later move to flute during an extended drums segment.
Drummer Butch Trucks, chimed in on the night via the Hittin’ The Web Guest Book, noting, I am having a ball. It truly blows my mind every night when I finish and realize that I actually get paid for doing that. Thank you all for helping me feel so good. I actually teared up on [Into The] Mystic. What a groove with the horns.