John Bell, Jimmy Herring, Susan Tedeschi and Others Join the Allmans in Maryland
Photo credit: John Zumont
The Allman Brothers Band and Widespread Panic shared the stage last night at Columbia, MD’s Meriwether Post Pavilion. Widespread Panic played first and brought out Warren Haynes for a stretch of songs that included “Second Skin,” “Protein Drink” and “Sewing Machine.” Haynes returned the favor during the Allman Brothers Band’s set by inviting out John Bell and Widespread Panic percussionist Sunny Ortiz for “I Walk On Guilded Splinters,” one of the few songs both bands have performed on their own.” Soon after, Derek Trucks’ wife Susan Tedeschi and Jaimoe’s son Jaimoe Jr. took the stage in tandem for a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right.” Tedeschi remained onstage as Jimmy Herring, area-resident Ron Holloway and Widespread Panic drummer Todd Nance emerged for “Southbound.” Later in the night, Holloway also played saxophone on “Stand Back.”
Though he appears to be recovering from his recent pinched nerve, Gregg Allman sat out the set-closing “Mountain Jam” and Gov’t Mule keyboardist Danny Louis supplied auxiliary keyboards throughout the night. The two bands will perform in Portsmouth, VA this evening.