The Allman Brothers Band’s Weekend Rarities
The Allman Brothers Band’s residency at New York’s United Palace Theatre continued over the weekend. Friday night’s performance saw the return of bassist Oteil Burbridge’s original “Egypt” after a three-year absence, as well as the debut of Bob Dylan’s “Blind Willie McTell.” Susan Tedeschi also sat in with the band at the start of its second set for a cover of Bonnie Bramlett’s “Comin’ Home” and “Lost Lover Blues.” The singer/guitarist returned at the end of the night for a set-closing “Southbound.”
Likewise, Saturday night’s performance at the United Palace Theatre featured a mix of rarer songs and extended family members. The ensemble busted out a cover of the Rolling Stones’ “Heart of Stone” for the first time since 2003 and threw an extended jam based around “Blue Sky” into Duane Allman’s “Little Martha.” Gregg Allman & Friends keyboardist Bruce Katz, who toured as backing member of the group last fall after Allman hurt his back, also sat in on “The Sky Is Crying” and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.” In addition, the Allman Brothers Band debuted a new instrumental during its first set.
Please click here for a recent interview with Katz. The Allman Brothers Band will return to the United Palace tonight.