Warren Haynes Talks New Allman Brothers Band Songs, New Covers
Last night, The Allman Brothers Band kicked off their annual residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre. Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks told Relix and Jambands.com before the run that his band planned to debut a few new original songs as well as at least seven new covers this month.
Allman Brothers Band guitarist Warren Haynes has now confirmed that he wrote the new song The Allman Brothers Band performed last night, “Dusk Til Dawn.” While Gregg Allman has been working on some new material, at this time The Allman Brothers Band does not have any plans to debut those songs during this year’s Beacon run. However, the band is expected to debut a Haynes//Phil Lesh original, “Spots of Time.” “We wrote the song a few years ago when we were hanging out and writing in New York,” Haynes says of the number.
In terms of covers, The Allman Brothers Band have already introduced two new numbers into their catalog. During an extended version of “Mountain Jam,” the Brothers weaved into Jimi Hendrix’s classic “1983” for the first time. They also offered a Gregg Allman-led version The Beatles’ “Rain,” which Allman released as a solo song the on box set Dreams.
“[Gregg’s version] is based on a version John Lennon did with an acoustic piano and a choir,” Haynes said. “We are hoping to really take some stuff in a new direction this year.”