Bill Evans, Vaylor Trucks and More Sit in with The Allman Brothers Band
Photo by Dino Perrucci
Another round of special guests joined The Allman Brothers Band at New York’s Beacon Theater last night. The show took place after a busy night for ABB guitarists Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks, both of whom made late night appearances with Soulive on Friday.
Near the end of The Allman Brothers Band’s first set, saxophonist Bill Evans emerged for a take on the new Warren Haynes original “Dusk Till Dawn.” Evans returned at the end of The Allman Brothers Band’s second set for the classic “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.” In a pre-Beacon interview, Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks told Jambands.com that if The Allman Brothers Band were to add another member to their lineup, it would be Evans.
The Allman Brothers Band kicked off their second set by bringing out Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band/Dickey Betts bassist David Stoltz for “Statesboro Blues.” For their encore, The Allman Brothers band brought back Evans, and they invited out Butch Trucks’ guitarist son Vaylor as well as John Ray. The expanded band closed the night with “Southbound.” The Allman Brothers Band’s Beacon residency will resume on Tuesday.
Here’s a look at last night’s setlist as it appears in our Box Scores section
Saturday, March 9, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Set I: Done Somebody Wrong, Midnight Rider, End of the Line, Worried Down with the Blues, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More, Dusk Till Dawn^, Jessica
Set II: Statesboro Blues+, You Don’t Love Me, Rocking Horse, Stand Back, Black Hearted Woman > The Other One jam, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed^
^with Bill Evans
+ with David Stoltz
^^with Bill Evans, John Ray, Vaylor Trucks and Oteil on Jaimoe’s kit