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Published: 2012/08/13

The Allman Brothers’ Peach Music Festival

Photo by Chris Hoffman via The Peach Fest’s Facebook page

The Allman Brothers Band and Zac Brown Band co-headlined the first annual Peach Music Festival this past weekend. The performance took place at Scranton, PA’s Montage Mountain at the tail end of The Allman Brothers Band’s short summer tour.

Zac Brown Band headlined the festival on Friday night and nodded to the many classic rock bands in attendance with a diverse mix of covers. Those covers included Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic,” The Band’s “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down,” a version of John Mayer’s “Neon” that included a bit of “Isn’t She Lovely” and Charlie Daniels Band’s “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” Though they shared the stage together earlier this summer, Gregg Allman did not sit in with Zac Brown Band during their set.

However, The Allman Brothers Band invited a number of guests onstage during their headlining sets. On Friday night, Warren Haynes Band saxophonist Ron Holloway sat in on “That’s What Love Will Make You Do.” Likewise, on Saturday night drummer Kenwood Dennard, Gregg Allman keyboardist Bruce Katz and The Juke Horns sat in on “The Same Thing.” A little later in the set, The Juke Horns returned for “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’.” The show also included an acoustic version of Jackson Browne’s “These Days,” performed by Allman and Warren Haynes. Allman, who has performed the song during his solo shows since the ’70s, brought it into the current ABB’s rotation during this year’s Beacon run in March. In addition, the band offered another rendition of Dickey Betts’ “Blue Sky,” which the band abandoned for many years but revived in late 2011 as part of their Eat a Peach celebration. The show came to a close with “Mountain Jam” and the lone encore of “Whipping Post.”

Haynes also invited out some special guests during his Sunday morning Wake with With Warren solo set. First, Dennard added some percussion to The Beatles’ “In My Life.” Then, fellow festival performers The Blind Boys of Alabama sang on “Down By The Riverside” and “Soulshine.”

Here’s a look at this weekend’s Allman Brothers Band setlist via the group’s homepage

Friday, August 10, Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

Statesboro Blues
You Don’t Love Me
No One To Run With
That’s What Love Will Make You Do (with Ron Holloway on sax)
Midnight Rider
Black Hearted Woman
The Sky Is Crying
I Walk On Guilded Splinters
One Way Out


Saturday, August 11, Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA

Don’t Want You No More
It’s Not My Cross To Bear
Trouble No More
Come and Go Blues
The Same Thing (with The Juke Horns; Bruce Katz on piano and Kenwood Denard on drums)
Statesboro Blues
These Days
Mountain Jam >
Blue Sky
Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’ (with The Juke Horns)
Into The Mystic
Mountain Jam (Reprise)

E: Whipping Post

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