The Allman Brothers Band Revive Old Songs, Perform with David Grissom at the Beacon
The Allman Brothers Band’s residency at New York’s Beacon Theatre continued last night. The evening featured a series of unique song choices as well as this Beacon run’s first guest.
A few songs into their first set, The Allman Brothers Band moved into the new Warren Haynes tune “Dusk Till Dawn,” a number the band debuted on Friday night. Then, the group busted out the Dickey Betts/Johnny Neel original “Low Down Dirty Mean” for the first time since March 20, 1992. The Allman Brothers Band recorded the song for their 1990 album Seven Turns and played “Low Down Dirty Mean” regularly from 1990-1992. Both Betts and Neel have long since parted ways with The Allman Brothers Band.
A little bit later, Austin, TX guitarist David Grissom emerged—appropriately enough on Texas Independence Day—for “You Don’t Love Me.” Grissom has collaborated with Haynes numerous times over the years and appears on his latest solo album, Man in Motion.
The surprises continued during The Allman Brothers Band’s second set. At the start of the set, Gregg Allman emerged with an acoustic guitar in hand and led his band through the classic 1959 Danny Dill/Marijohn Wilkin country classic “Long Black Veil.” Though last night was the first known time The Allman Brothers Band performed the song, the individual members of the group have covered the country classic in a variety of settings during the years. Haynes and Gregg Allman performed “Long Black Veil” during the Love For Levon benefit this past October. They also covered the song earlier in the week during a Country Music Hall of Fame benefit held at New York’s Best Buy Theater.
The Allman Brothers Band will return to the Beacon on Tuesday. They are expected to debut several more covers and also introduce a new Haynes/Phil Lesh original.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via The Allman Brothers Band forum
Saturday, March 2, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Done Somebody Wrong
Come and Go Blues
Every Hungry Woman
Dusk Till Dawn
Low Down Dirty Mean
You Don’t Love Me*
Sky is Crying
Long Black Veil#
Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody’s Home
Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed>
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
E: Whipping Post
(*)with David Grissom
(#)first time played