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Published: 2012/03/21

The Allman Brothers Band Welcomes Susan Tedeschi, Yonrico Scott, The Juke Horns and More

Photos by Dino Perrucci

Several members of their various offshoot projects joined The Allman Brothers Band onstage last night at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Partway through the group’s first set, Beacon run staples The Juke Horns returned alongside Warren Haynes Band vocalist Alecia Chakour and Derek Trucks Band drummer Yonrico Scott for a take on The Band’s “It Makes No Difference.” Both Chakour and The Juke Horns joined The Allman Brothers Band for their debut cover of The Band classic last Wednesday. The Juke Horns then remained onstage for the remainder of the set, which included “Who To Believe,” “Don’t Keep Me Wondering” and “Southbound.”

Allman Brothers Band guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks opened the group’s daily acoustic segment with the delta blues song “Death Letter,” which Derek Trucks Band previously recorded. Gregg Allman, Oteil Burbridge and Marc Quiñones then returned to the stage for “Dark End of the Street” and “Come On In My Kitchen.” Finally, Haynes and Trucks brought the segment to a close with a stripped down version of “Back Where I Started” featuring Trucks wife and Tedeschi Trucks Band partner Susan Tedeschi on vocals.

Tedeschi remained onstage as the group plugged and both The Jukes Horns and Scott returned for Etta James’ arrangement of
“I’d Rather Go Blind.” Almost three years to the day since Eric Clapton first joined The Allman Brothers Band onstage, Tedeschi and the group busted into Derek and the Dominos’ “Anyway” before moving into “Statesboro Blues.” Tedeschi and Trucks also regularly play “Anyday” with their own family band.

Elsewhere in the city, The Wood Brothers—another group formed by siblings with roots in the Southeast—headlined New York’s Bowery Ballroom. After Oliver Wood noted that The Allman Band was performing uptown, the group busted into a rare cover of “Midnight Rider.”

The Allman Brothers Band will return to The Beacon this evening. As previously reported, The Allman Brothers Band will tour with Santana this summer.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via The Allman Brothers Band’s homepage

Tuesday, March 20, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

Set I:
Don’t Want You No More>
It’s Not My Cross to Bear
Done Somebody Wrong
End of the Line
Forty-Four Blues
Kind of Bird
It Makes No Difference (with The Juke Horns, Alecia Chakour and Yonrico Scott)
Who To Believe (with The Juke Horns)
Don’t Keep Me Wondering (with The Juke Horns)
Southbound (with The Juke Horns)

Set II:
Death Letter (Warren and Derek)
Dark End of the Street (Gregg, Warren, Derek, Oteil, Marc)
Come On In My Kitchen (Gregg, Warren, Derek, Oteil on banjo, Marc)
Back Where I Started (Warren, Derek, and Susan Tedeschi)

I’d Rather Go Blind (with The Juke Horns, Susan Tedeschi and Yonrico Scott)
Anyday (with Susan Tedeschi)
Statesboro Blues (with Susan Tedeschi)
No One to Run With>
No One to Run With

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There are 8 comments associated with this post

Litty March 21, 2012, 15:57:55

That show was really special!! First time I’ve ever seen the Allmans with a nice horn section. Warren is really a soul singer more than blues. The chick is great and hot songs and plays better than Bonnie Rait whom she sounded alot like. All in all a fabulous show .

Greggfan March 21, 2012, 09:26:07

it was awesome to see the Allman Bros. at the Beacon last night. Whipping Post brought the house down, and the guests blended nicely (except I’m not sure why Susan T. was granted the honor of playing the 2nd solo on Statesboro Blues). Drums were quite special, too, with a guest playing tympani – very powerful. Gregg wasn’t looking too good, but he was singing real well…

Pm March 21, 2012, 10:47:13

Figures Tedeschi had to make an appearance, can’t she leave Derek alone for 5 minutes. Feel bad for Gregg he needs rest, and he is singing terrible who’s kiddin who did you see Needle and the Damage done? terrible, he need rest!

revival March 21, 2012, 15:59:11

My suggestion to see the brothers if you have an oppoptunity who knows how much longer they will tour.

UncleFunker March 21, 2012, 19:15:32

Grow up little boys. Susan is not a Yoko Ono wife. She sings like a house on fire, and plays an interesting raw blues based guitar. And given that she had to retune from an open tuning from the song before, her solo was great. I also thought Gregg sang pretty well but seemed to be running out of breath. He is frail. But the band seems to be having fun and the sets were very interesting. Good show last night.

Harry Palmer March 22, 2012, 15:31:26

I was at that show and Greg does not look well at all. He should retire and then they can continue as the Warren Haynes Band which the act is becoming.

john gregg March 23, 2012, 11:07:37

Please everyone hang in there!

Evan Rabin March 28, 2012, 00:30:58

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