The Allman Brothers closed out their 2010 NYC residency at the United Palace last Saturday night, with their ninth and final show in less than 2 weeks at the venue. The show smoked from start to finish, with Warren and Derek dueling back and forth all night, constantly upping the ante. Warren was on fire, as always, providing his more rock-heavy, trademark incendiary playing while Derek’s slide work soared above it all, transcending and taking the band to a higher level.
Setlist wise, the show featured lots of ABB classics like ‘Whipping Post’, ‘Elizabeth Reed’, and ‘Jessica’, mixed up with deep Blues cuts like Freddie King’s ‘Woman Across The River’, Muddy Water’s ‘The Same Thing’ (featuring extended jazz/blues jam), and Blind Willie McTell’s ‘Statesboro Blues’. Allman also played tribute to McTell in the first set by singing Dylan’s deep and haunting song titled after the blues great – ‘Blind Willie McTell’. The big finale was a 30 minute + sequence of ‘Dreams’, segued into a huge ‘In Memory of Elizabeth Reed’ that featured a cast of guests, drum, bass, scat solos and climactic jamming. All in all, a wonderful to cap to the Allman’s annual run, enjoy setlists and videos below!
The Allman Brothers Band
March 20, 2010
New York, NY
Set One: Don’t Want You No More > It’s Not My Cross To Bear, Statesboro Blues, Stand Back, Woman Across The River, All My Friends, Bag End, Blind Willie McTell, Whipping Post
Set Two: Little Martha > Blue Sky (Instrumental) > Little Martha, No One To Run With, The Same Thing **, Dreams ** > In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed ** > Oteil Scat (Kofi on piano) > JaBuMa > Drums > Oteil Bass solo > In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
Encore: Preaching Blues, You Don’t Love Me ***
* Kofi Burbridge on flute, James van de Bogert on drums
** Bill Evans, saxophone
*** Todd Smallie, bass
Blind Willie McTell:
Blue Sky Jam:
Jam -> Little Martha: