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Published: 2013/08/29

Steve Winwood Joins The Allman Brothers Band

A brief taste of “The Weight” with more to come.

Last night at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Steve Winwood continued his run of dates opening for the Allman Brothers Band. This show marked the first occasion that Winwood and members of his group sat in with ABB, as guitarist Jose Neto, sax player Paul Booth, drummer Richard Bailey, percussionist Cafe DaSilva and Winwood himself all joined the group during their set. Neto, Bailey and DaSilva came out first during “Who’s Been Talking,” while Winwood appeared on “I Found A Love” and “The Weight,” with Booth and Bailey guesting on “The Same Thing.” Saxophonist Jay Collins, who has clocked in time with both Gregg Allman and Levon Helm’s solo bands and lives in the Woodstock area, also sat in on “The Weight.” On Friday both acts will appear at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion in Raleigh, NC.

Here’s a look at last night’s setlist from our Box Scores section

Allman Brothers Band
Saratoga, NY

Steve Winwood opened

Don’t Want You No More > Not My Cross To Bear, You Don’t Love Me, I Walk on Guilded Splinters, Woman Across the River, Revival, Key to the Highway, Who’s Been Talking*, Midnight Rider, I Found a Love^, The Weight^^, Dreams, The Same Thing%, Black Hearted Woman

Enc: One Way Out

Notes *with Jose Neto, Edson “Café” da Silva & Richard Bailey
^with Steve Winwood
^^with Steve Winwood, Jay Collins and Rachel “Stixx” Turner,
%with Paul Booth, Richard Bailey and Ben Stiver



There are 12 comments associated with this post

dc August 29, 2013, 10:50:18

very misleading subject title

Traffic August 29, 2013, 11:24:25

Does anyone know if Winwood played Traffic tunes? If so, how many? Thx

funkyriddims August 29, 2013, 11:44:07

Cant wait for tomorrow night in Raleigh!!

terry August 29, 2013, 12:26:15

Winwood played only a single solo tune (Higher Lover), all the rest Spencer Davis Group (I’m a Man, Gimme Some Lovin), Blind Faith (Can’t Find My Way Home, Had to Cry Today), Traffic (Low Spark, Light Up or Leave Me Alone, Dear Mr. Fantasy)

terry August 29, 2013, 12:27:37

anybody know who that was who came out on two separate occasions sitting beside Gregg on the keys?

pm August 29, 2013, 13:24:52

Can everyone drop The Weight from their set lists, its now in the category of Stairway to heaven and Freebird

BRH August 29, 2013, 13:34:04

^ The Weight will never get old…Freebird and Stairway are also air guitar songs, not necessarily the communal sing-a-long feel of The Band’s finest

Otto August 29, 2013, 14:59:31

OK, thank you all for your rendition of the Weight but it is PLAYED OUT now. So if you would, please learn a different Band song….Chest Fever maybe?

funkyriddims August 29, 2013, 15:21:30

If I get a “Weight” Encore with Winwood tomorrow night in Raleigh, I’ll spark one up and be glad I was there to hear another “played out” tune and I’ll be all smiles. And for the record ABB play a number of songs by the Band.

The Antelope August 29, 2013, 16:10:10

The question is:
Did Warren come out with Winwood to open. Some of those songs Steve played are big covers by the Mule.

drasticjasper August 29, 2013, 20:07:47

Yeah dc, I find it off-putting that always says so and so “joined” such and such band. The correct term would be sat in with not “joined” it is very confusing until you come to the realization that they say it all the time and none of the musicians actually joined said bands they just sat in for a tune or two

Figless August 29, 2013, 22:46:39

None of the ABB “joined” Winwood on stage, in fact their bus pulled up during his final song. But they heard the INCREDIBLE ovation for Stevie as they exited the bus. In fact SW got many heartfelt standing ovations during his set from knowledgeable ABB fans that obviously appreciated his presence and talent. He seemed genuinely touched. Been to many ABB shows and this ranked among my favorites. It was more like a Beacon show than a Summer Tour event, they were clearly improvising with Winwood’s band and seemed to be making it up on the fly at times. My only regret was Stevie didn’t sit down on that little keyboard next to Gregg and play Jessica.

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