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Published: 2013/08/03

Jackie Greene Plays Duane Allman’s Guitar with The Black Crowes in North Carolina

Jackie Greene played Duane Allman’s ’57 Goldtop Gibson during last night’s Black Crowes show at the Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in Cherokee, NC. The band wrapped up their performance with a two song encore that featured “Hotel Illness,” as well as a cover of Carson Robison’s “Bommer’s Story.” The show also included a sandwich of the band’s two signature covers, with Joe South’s “Hush” finding its way in between Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle.”

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

Friday, August 2, 2013, Black Crowes, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Cherokee, NC

Movin on Down the Line
Twice As Hard
Jealous Again
Medicated Goo
Ballad in Urgency
Wiser Time
Garden Gate
She Talks To Angels
Thorn in my Pride
Hard to Handle>
Hard to Handle


Hotel Illness
Boomer’s Story


There are 11 comments associated with this post

Bob Beatty August 5, 2013, 13:17:36

Duane’s 57 Goldtop more-or-less permanently resides at the Big House Museum in Macon, GA. I say “more-or-less” because it frequently ends up in the hands of players like Jackie, from Derek Trucks to Warren Haynes to Wilco’s Nels Cline and many others. Here’s a good article about the guitar itself—worth a read. Very interesting IMO And here’s a link to the ABB museum at the Big House:

JP76 August 4, 2013, 00:30:21

Seems like this article should include the story of how Jackie ended up playing Duane’s guitar.

TM August 4, 2013, 09:19:02

No doubt. That would be nice to hear the rest of the story.

carolinaphil August 4, 2013, 10:11:48

Jackie Green is part of the family . Welcome,you are loved in North Carolina.. carolinaphil

Pete August 4, 2013, 13:44:03

Yeah, why mention the guitar if there is no reference to it.. Just saying

kenne August 4, 2013, 15:54:04

Yeah, how come it wasn’t mentioned how he came to play it,and you would think they would have done at least one Allman cover! I’m thinkin’ “Whipping Post“perhaps?!

Terrible article August 4, 2013, 18:34:18

Need We Say More? .... YES!

Eric August 5, 2013, 09:17:18

SOOO!! Who gave him the guitar to play? Did Greg know or have anything to do with it? How did he get his hands on it? was Duane the last guy to play it? You write 5 paragraphs about an average Phish show but you can’t do more than one for this very interesting story???

jackie August 5, 2013, 09:20:32

Rich Robinson must have loved that..LOL

adam August 5, 2013, 10:29:25

so no info here besides the fact that he played the guitar, why did he play it and not use it on any of duane’s songs? This article tells me nothing….

Ty August 5, 2013, 11:39:22

No…he’s not the first to play Duane’s “57 Goldtop. Warren Haynes played it with the Allman Bros. a few months back. The first I saw it played was when I photographed Devon Allman with The Royal Southern Brotherhood in Macon, Ga in January.

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