The Allman Brothers and the Dickinson Brothers; ABB Front Row Auctions
Over the weekend, the North Mississippi Allstars shared the bill and the stage with the Allman Brothers Band on multiple occasions. First up, on Friday at Meadowbrook Farm in Gilford, NH, NMAS guitarist Luther Dickinson sat it with the ABB for ‘Southbound’ and then again during the ‘One Way Out’ encore. On Saturday, both groups performed at the Newport Folk Festival, and Dickinson joined in again, late in the Brothers set on a version of The Weight. Then last night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, both Luther and his brother Cody stepped up, with Cody contributing drums to The Same Thing and Luther re-entering the fray for Come On In My Kitchen and Highway 61 Revisited.
Meanwhile, as the Allman Brothers tour continues, so will the series of auctions established to support the Big House Foundation. The BHF is a not-for-profit 501©3 charitable organization that aims to maintain the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House in Macon, Georgia, which was the home base for the group from the early to mid-70s. So, in conjunction with the Allman Brothers Band, the organization is offering folks a number of opportunities to bid on front-row tickets for many ABB concerts, with the proceeds directed to the Museum project.