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Published: 2013/03/17

Susan Tedeschi, Nels Cline, Col. Bruce Hampton and More Play With ABB at The Beacon

The Allman Brothers Band were joined by Susan Tedeschi, Col. Bruce Hampton, Nels Cline, Danny Louis, Lincoln Schleifer, Vedo Louise and Berry Oakley Jr. last night for the tenth show of their 2013 Beacon Theatre run. Tedeschi (who is the wife and Tedeschi-Trucks bandmate of ABB guitarist Derek Trucks) took the stage during the first set for a take on Elmore James’ “The Sky is Crying.” That set also included a rendition of Freddie King’s “Woman Across the River,” as well as the third performance of “Spots of Time,” a new original tune written by Haynes and Phil Lesh that debuted at the Beacon Theatre earlier in the run.

The second set kicked off with Lefty Frizzell’s classic “Long Black Veil.” Next, Tedeschi returned along with former Warren Haynes Band bassist Lincoln Schleifer and Gov’t Mule multi-instrumentalist Danny Louis for a cover of Little Milton’s “That’s What Love Will Make You Do.” The band then put their spin on The Beatles’ “Rain” before being joined by Col. Bruce Hampton, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, Louis and drummer Vedo Louise for the Howlin’ Wolf standard “Smokestack Lightning.” The set wrapped up with Berry Oakley Jr. sitting in on bass for Willie Cobbs’ “You Don’t Love Me” before a closing “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.” The Allman Brothers then came back out for an encore of Sonny Boy Williamson and Ellmore James’ “One Way Out.”

The Allman Brother Band will finish up their 11-night Beacon Theatre run tonight.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist via

Set I:
Done Somebody Wrong, Don’t Keep Me Wondering, Midnight Rider, Woman Across the River, The Sky Is Crying^, Egypt, Spots of Time, No One to Run With

Set II:
Long Black Veil, That’s What Love Will Do^^, Rain, Smokestack Lightning*, Rocking Horse, Little Martha, You Don’t Love Me$, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed

One Way Out

(^)with Susan Tedeschi

(^^)with Susan Tedeschi, Danny Louis and Lincoln Schleifer
(*)with Col. Bruce Hampton, Danny Louis, Vedo Louise and Nels Cline

($)with Berry Oakley Jr.

Photos by Dino Perrucci


There are 4 comments associated with this post

TERRY TURNUPSKI March 17, 2013, 22:58:04

Not exactly an A-List guest lineup.

mulebyrd March 17, 2013, 23:53:08

watever. ABB is always super kynd. and wat other band even brings out guests like the beacon runs.

Xiao Yao You March 18, 2013, 02:52:57

Not sure what your idea of an A list is but Nels would certainly make mine. Was BO on vocals? That’s his strong suit. I’m not that big on women vocalists but I’d have no problem with Susan either.

Jim March 18, 2013, 11:15:50

This was a really enjoyable show. I had never seen ABB before amazingly but I have seen Derek Trucks with DTB,SSR, String Cheese, and TTB and honestly I’ve never heard him play that well before. Usually he’s all slide and his mode of attack is always similar. I liked that rather than starting quiet he sort of just jumped in and did a lot of non slide stuff. Susan Tedeschi, same way. Her playing has come so far since I first saw her. She didn’t stay in one place but was all over the neck of the guitar and I honestly though she went toe to toe with Derreck and Warren on the songs they did. Even without her singing she could have stayed on stage and they could have mounted a 3 guitar attack on every song. Also was suprised how youthful Allmans vocal sounded.

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