Gregg Allman Returns To The Stage With The ABB
Last night in Bethel, NY, the Allman Brothers Band performed their first show in nearly a year. The band had cancelled its annual Beacon Theater run as well as a performance at its Wanee Festival while Gregg Allman recovered from treatment for hepatitis C. The night featured guest appearances from two keyboard players (who possibly were on hand as a precaution in case Allman was feeling under the weather). Early on, Bruce Katz, who tours with Allman’s solo band, appeared for ‘Stormy Monday’ while Gov’t Mule’s Danny Louis joined in a bit later for ‘The Weight.’ RatDog opened the show and delivered a set that focused on Grateful Dead material (which was quite fitting since the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is located at the site of the original Woodstock festival). This evening both groups will appear in Wantagh, New York at Jones Beach.