The Allman Brothers Return Home for 2008 Tour Closer
Before performing with The Dead at an Obama benefit in State College, PA, The Allman Brothers Band closed its 2008 tour with a two-night stand at Atlantas Chastain Park Amphitheatre. The hometown performances were the Allman Brothers Bands only two-set shows of the year and, as such, featured some of the summers most diverse setlists. Both singer Keith England and The Lee Boys took the stage with the Allmans for Southbound Friday, while Derek Trucks brother Duane sat in on drums Saturday. After Fridays performance, Warren Haynes and Oteil Burbridge also ventured accross town to sit in with the Lee Boys at Smiths Olde Bar. Meanwhile, Derek Trucks went over to Little Five Points area of the city to play with the Yonrico Scott Band. Other guests with the YSB
that night were Tommy Talton, Geoff Achison, Nick Johnson, nd Mike Mattison.
A few days earlier, The Allman Brothers Band finished a run of shows with Phil Lesh & Friends. While the short tour was largely collaboration-free, at Orange Beach, ALs The Amphitheatre at The Wharf, Haynes took the stage with Lesh for Built to Last, shortly before Derek Trucks appeared on Sugar Magnolia, Caution (Do Not Step On Tracks) and a reprise of Truckin.