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Published: 2013/03/06

The Allman Brothers Band Welcome Eric Krasno and the Juke Horns, Introduce New Covers

Photos by Dino Perrucci

The Allman Brothers Band returned to New York’s Beacon Theatre, and they brought along a slew of new material. The Brothers also welcomed a handful of guests.

A few songs into their first set, The Allman Brothers Band invited out regular Beacon collaborators the Juke Horns for their first cover of the blues classic “To Know You Is to Love You.” The New Jersey-bred horn section remained onstage as The Allman Brothers Band charged into their debut take on The Band’s “Tears of Rage.” (The Allman Brothers introduced another song associated with The Band—” Long Black Veil”—on Saturday night.) The band’s first set also included this year’s first “Blue Sky,” a beloved song many thought the group would put to rest for a while after their Eat a Peach anniversary celebration ended last year.

Before this year’s Beacon run, Warren Haynes told Relix and Jambands.com that he planned to bust out two original songs this month. On Friday, The Allman Brothers Band performed his new tune “Dusk Till Dawn” and, last night, The Allman Brothers Band kicked off their first set with the Haynes/Phil Lesh collaboration “Spots of Time.” Though last night was the first time the Allman Brothers Band performed the song live, Phil & Friends debuted the number in 2007. Haynes told Relix and Jambands.com that he and Lesh worked up the song during a songwriting session in New York a few years ago.

The Juke Horns returned halfway through The Allman Brothers Band’s second set for a run of songs that included “Who to Believe,” “Stand Back” and Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic.” They dedicated the latter tune to Bill Graham. Finally, at the end of the night the Juke Horns and Soulive/Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno helped The Allman Brothers Band close the night with the lone encore of “Southbound.”

Soulive will kick off their own March residency at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl tomorrow. Krasno and Derek Trucks were spotted at the Bowl together during Monday’s Questlove and D’Angelo show. The Allman Brothers return to the Beacon this evening.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section

Tuesday, March 5, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY

Set I: Hot ‘Lanta, I Walk on Gilded Splinters, One Way Out, Blue Sky, Desdemona, To Know You Is to Love You^, Tears of Rage^, Jessica

Set II: Spots of Time*, Statesboro Blues, Rockin’ Horse, Stormy Monday, Who to Believe^, Stand Back^, Into the Mystic^, Black Hearted Woman

E: Southbound^^

^with the Juke Horns *First time Played (Warren Haynes/Phil Lesh original)
^^with the Juke Horns and Eric Krasno

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