Truckers, Tuckers and JJ Grey Jam with the Allmans
The Allman Brothers Band has traditionally been good about jamming with both veteran and emerging musicians while on the road and this summer is no exception. The Drive-By Truckers and JJ Grey & MOFRO supplied support duties over the past few nights and
Saturday, at Raleigh, NCs Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Drive-By Truckers pedal steel guitarist John Neff scored a chance to play with the Allman Brothers on Southbound. In addition, the song featured an appearance by Derek Trucks brother Duane, a skilled drummer in his own right, while JJ Grey sang and played harmonica on Smokestack Lightnin’. The collaborations began even earlier last night at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater, when Derek Trucks sat in with JJ Grey & MOFRO for a version of Lochloosa. After the Drive-By Truckers played, the Allman Brothers Band took the stage and later brought out both keyboardist Bruce Katz and the JJ Grey & MOFRO Hercules Horn section of Art Edmaiston (saxophone) and Dennis Marion (Trumpet) for Southbound, as well as Grey for The Sky Is Crying. Later, Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood helped the group close its set with a version of One Way Out.
While both MOFRO and the Drive-By Truckers supplied support duties Friday night Charlotte, NCs Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, the group instead brought out former Marshall Tucker Band drummer Paul Riddle for Soulshine, You Don’t Love Me and Jessica. The Allman Brothers Band will perform with RatDog at Bristow, VAs Nissan Pavilion.