Butch Trucks Misses His First Allman Brothers Band Show
As the Allman Brothers Band resumed their annual Beacon Theatre run last night, they would do so without the familiar contributions of drummer Butch Trucks. Warren Haynes announced during the show that Trucks was feeling “under the weather” and would miss the first show in his tenure, becoming the final original member to miss a show. (Gregg Allman sat out the final night of the Beacon run in 2012 and fellow co-founder Jaimoe was fired from the band for a period in the early ’80s and also missed a stretch of shows in the ’90s due to back problems.)
Filling in throughout most of the show for Butch was his nephew Duane. Percussionists Marc Quinones and Jaimoe also assisted Duane on the drum kit during various points in the show. Bobby Allende, a frequent collaborator with Quinones, also appeared several times during the show to aid in the drumming and percussion effort.
While the lineup was certainly different, once again the band relied on very few guests as Beacon mainstays The Juke Horns sat in once again for the closing stanza of the first set as well as the middle portion of the second set which featured a cover of “The Weight.” The group also pulled out their first take on “Please Call Home” since The Allman Brothers Band’s 40th anniversary show on March 26, 2009.
The band will take the stage tonight for the fourth show of the run before a pair of shows this weekend.
Here’s a look at the setlist from last night:
Allman Brothers Band, March 11, 2014, Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
Set I: Don’t Want You No More, It’s Not My Cross to Bear, Done Somebody Wrong, End of the Line, Who’s Been Talking, True Gravity, Every Hungry Woman, Please Call Home*, Stand Back*, Same Thing*
Set II: No One to Run With, Good Morning Little Schoolgirl, Come On in My Kitchen*, The Weight*, Les Brers in A Minor
Enc: One Way Out
Notes: *Juke Horns