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Published: 2013/09/01

Steve Winwood Sits in with The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band hosted a two-night run at Raleigh, NC’s Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek this weekend. Steve Winwood opened both shows and also joined The Allman Brothers Band during their headlining sets. The shows closed out Winwood’s stretch of shows with the seminal jamband.

The sit ins started partway through The Allman Brothers Band’s show on Friday when Steve Winwood’s band members Richard Daily (drums) and Paul Booth (saxophone) sat in “Feel Like Breaking up Somebody’s Home.” A few songs later, Winwood himself joined The Allman Brothers for one of their new covers, Wilson Pickett’s “I Found a Love,” and this tour’s most popular collaboration, The Band’s “The Weight.” At the end of the night, Winwood band members Edson “Café” da Silva (percussion) and Jose Neto (guitar) emerged for a set-closing cover of “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.”

The collaborations continued last night. Halfway through the set, the Brothers invited both Daily and Booth out for another version of “Feel Like Breaking up Somebody’s Home.” After a take on the revived “Blue Sky,” Winwood returned for “The Weight.” Finally, Neto and da Silva joined The Allman Brothers for a cover of the blues classic “Good Morning Little School Girl.”

The Allman Brothers Band’s summer tour will continue at Alpharetta, GA’s Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Monday.
Here’s a look at The Allman Brothers Band’s setlists as they appear in our Box Scores section

Friday, August 30, Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek Raleigh, North Carolina

Statesboro Blues, Done Somebody Wrong, You Don’t Love Me, Spots of Time, Every Hungry Woman, Feel Like Breaking up Somebody’s Home*, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More, The Sky Is Crying, I Found a Love^, The Weight^, Melissa, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed^^

E: Whipping Post *Richard Daily, drums; Paul Booth, sax
^Steve Winwood
^^Edson “Café” da Silva, percussion; Jose Neto, guitar

Saturday, August 31, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, NC

One Way Out, Midnight Rider, Stand Back, Dusk Till Dawn, Statesboro Blues, Blind Willie McTell, Fell Like Breaking up Somebody’s Home*, Blue Sky, The Weight^, I Found a Love, Good Morning Little School Girl^^, Dreams

E: Whipping Post

*with Paul Booth, sax; Richard Bailey, drums
^with Steve Winwood, vocals
^^with Jose Neto, guitar; Edson “Café” da Silva, percussion


There are 10 comments associated with this post

Don Muret September 1, 2013, 16:53:34

Two corrections to point out. Last night’s show was in Charlotte, not Raleigh. Also, the encore last night was Southbound with original Marshall Tucker Band member Paul T. Riddle sitting in on drums. Thanks.

Sanders September 1, 2013, 18:50:39

Nice coverage. Thanks for the info on the Charlotte show. One more correction. “No one left to run with” closed the set in Raleigh after Liz Reed.

KB September 1, 2013, 19:34:19

The Brothers are repeating songs now? W.E.A.K.

Thomas September 1, 2013, 22:10:35

I thought southbound was the encore and whipping post was the set closer last night.

shinymetalass September 2, 2013, 10:37:59

yeah, they repeated a few songs like Phish and any other band that tours. no one else seems to have an issue with it.

soul stu September 2, 2013, 14:11:13

You’ll never hear me complain about hearing Derek Trucks shred a Liz Reed

KB how old are you? September 2, 2013, 17:01:09

KB- Allmans have been repeating songs for about 40 years. in their heydey they had 2 or 3 shows they rotated through night after night. Greg on all that: “The Brothers are not a jam band – we’re a band that jams. I’ve heard that damn expression so many times. It’s b.s. There has to be some semblance of order, otherwise you’ll sound like the Grateful Dead.”

nickt1631 September 3, 2013, 08:44:07

A set closing COVER of Liz Reed? I know Dickey wrote it, but to call it a cover is a bit crazy. As far as the Brothers repeating songs, I don’t think it’s been that normal for them to play the same song on back to back nights for several years now. I wasn’t born when these guys made their name, but I have seen several multi-night runs and don’t recall any song repeats. I imagine it was pretty common back in the earlier days when they would play two shows a day, a matinee and a night cap, and would play the same set list for both with a few tweaks.

MtnJamMan September 3, 2013, 09:26:51

Nick T said it all and he’s right. Liz Reed, not an ABB cover, and ABB rarely repeats songs on consecutive nights, but if they do there’s good reason for it and it’s done with a different arrangement. Enjoy the music, open your mind and let it take you for a ride. It’s there to make you feel good, and if it don’t make you feel good, don’t listen to it. Babling about it don’t make anyone feel good and sure can’t change it. Jam On!

funkyriddims September 3, 2013, 15:11:21

I was at the Raleigh show and they blew the roof off! The level of musicianship that this band displays is a sight to behold (or hear).
Who cares if they repeat a song at 2 different shows in 2 different cities. We’re talking about a truly legendary group of musicians that brings the heat at pretty much every show. The setlist only tells half the story:)

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