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Published: 2009/06/10

ABB & Friends at Wanee

This past weekend at the Wanne festival in Live Oak, FL, the Allman Brothers Band proved to be a good host by sharing the stage with many of the bands scheduled to appear at the festival. The ABB’s Friday set saw Derek Trucks Band percussionist Count MButu emerge for the third song of its set, ‘Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’,’ and remain onstage throughout the night. The Brothers also added a bit of brass, with Greg Allman & Friends saxophone player Jay Collins sitting in on ‘Desdemona’ and Susan Tedeschi’s sax man Ron Holloway joining in for ‘The Same Thing.’ The collaborations continued as guitarist Grant Green Jr. contributed to ‘Who’s Been Talking,’ while the Lee Boys’ Roosevelt Collier and Ted Puett added lap steel guitar and bass to the ‘One Way Out’ encore.

Then on Saturday, the Wanee Horn Section appeared on a few tunes. The three piece, consisting of Collins, Holloway and Reggie Pittman on trumpet, contributed to ‘Into The Mystic,’ ‘Southbound’ and the ‘You Don’t Love Me’ encore, with Scott Murawski also on the final tune. Doyle Bramhall, who once joined Derek Trucks in Eric Clapton’s touring ensemble, appeared for ‘The Sky Is Crying,’ while Bramhall’s Arc Angels bandmates Charlie Sexton and Chris Layton also guested on ‘Southbound.’ Trucks’ wife, Susan Tedeschi then stepped to the fore, lending guitar and vocals to ‘Lost Lover Blues.’ Meanwhile, Tedeschi sat in with the Derek Trucks Band for These Days is Almost Gone, Sweet Inspiration, We’re A Winner, Done Got Over, I’ve Got a Feeling and Hercules, while Holloway, Warren Haynes and Duane Trucks all appeared with the group on a medley of Get Out My Life Woman and Who Knows.

The ABB is now off the road until its August tour with Widespread Panic

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