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Published: 2010/10/04

Warren Haynes, John Scofield and Talib Kweli Attend the Royal Family Ball

New York’s Terminal 5 hosted the latest in a series of Royal Family Balls this past Friday. The revue-like event—which showcases members of the Royal Family Records roster—featured sets by intertwined bands Nigel Hall, Lettuce and Soulive. The label’s brass section The Shady Horns also performed throughout the night. In addition to Shady Horns mainstays Ryan Zodis and Sam Kininger, the expanded horn section also featured Lettuce/Dave Matthews Band’s Rashawn Ross, Maurice Brown, Christian Scott and Big Sam. Hall’s band for night was also something of an all-star jam, featuring Soulive drummer Alan Evans on backing vocals, Lettuce’s Adam Deitch on drums, Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno on bass and Lettuce guitarist Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff.

Several additional guests sat in with Lettuce and Soulive during their sets. Rapper Talib Kweli emerged for “Move Somethin,” “The Blast” and “Get By” during Lettuce’s set, while guitarist John Scofield sat in on “The Flu” and “Move On Up.” Scofield returned during Soulive’s performance for “What You See Is What You Get” and “Hottentot.” In addition, Warren Haynes joined the members of Soulive and Scofield for “Born Under a Bad Sign.” Soulive brought Scofield to the stage one final time for a medley of James Brown songs.

Nigel Hall Setlist:

Intro- hang it up
Wait till I get home
Too sweet
Never know
Gimme a sign
Baby I do love you
Never gonna let you go

Lettuce Setlist:

Blast Off
Sam Huff
Last Suppitt
King of the Bergs
Move Somethin w/ Talib Kweli
The Blast w/ Talib Kweli
Get By w/ Talib Kweli
Break Out
The Flu w/ John Scofield
Move On Up w/ John Scofield
Makin My Way Back Home

Soulive Setlist:

Come Together
Something In The Way
Eleanor Rigby
I Want You
El Ron
What You See Is What You Get w/ John Scofield
Hottentot – w/ John Scofield
Born Under a Bad Sign w/ John Scofield, Warren Haynes
Do The 2
Too Much
JB Medley w/ John Scofield

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