It was a great, great show.
Jessica (ending the first set) was unbelievable. A great job.
Everyone agreed it was "A+" on the song.
People were very happy at intermission.
The guitar harmonies between Derek and Warren were so 'on',
variations to what you normally are used to on the familiar
recorded material but fresh and familiar with their own
special flavor. They really worked it out well. Oteil's compliment
to them on bass should be more recognized.
A solid "A" for the work. "Preachin' Blues" was so well done as
an opener to the 2nd set. Lots of smiles.
Bruce Willis (on harmonica) and Susan Tedeschi came out in the 2nd set.
They were all good. Everyone traded solos perfectly.
It was a perfect follow up after the first song, 2nd set.
No one person upstaged anyone else. "A".
"The Weight" follow on (though a little long) was well performed.
The drum solo was long but again was 'on' and
took you along on a very good ride. The sound was excellent.
I never got bored or got the feeling it was self-serving.
Jaimoe at one point in the first set didn't like the sound of the kick bass
drum and walked around front to tune and tweak. Jaimoe
uses two small monitors (looked like JBL's) at each side/rear of his
drum kit whereas Butch wears headphones unless he moves
to the tympani drums. "A-" for their work there. Marc I think doesn't
get the recognition. His work on conga, timbales and bongos was great.
Tuned well. Poetic, truly.
"What kind of drums and cymbals are Butch, Jaimoe and Marc using these days?"
As posted on the Allman Bros. Web Site, though I have to comment,
Butch had a DW kick bass drum so I don't know how accurate this list is:
Butch Trucks, drums
Pearl drums: 12" and 13" rack toms, 16"
and 18" floor toms, 22" kick
14" solid-brass custom Cleveland snare
Pearl rack and hardware
Axis footpedal and hi-hat stand
Zildjian cymbals: 18" Medium Thin Crash (2), 17" K Dark Crash, 22" A Medium
Ride, 15" Newbie K hi-hats
26" and 30" Pearl timpani
Ayotte drums with wood rims: 10", 12", and 13" rack toms; 14" floor tom; 18" kick; 14" wooden snare
Zildjian cymbals: 18" Pre-aged K Crash,
22" A Medium Ride, 20" Pre-aged K Crash, 20" China with sizzle
Pearl hi-hat stand
Marc Quinones, percussion
LP Galaxy congas, Tito Puente timbales, bongos, shakers, jam blocks, and cowbells
LP percussion table
Zildjian cymbals: 14" Splash, 20"
China Trash, 36" Gong
Assorted tambourines and mallets
I sat in the loge, row F, 105, 106, dead center. Excellent view and
great for sound. I rate the show "B+" as I would like to have heard
"Dreams" or one more classic standard in the second set. The sound
and musicianship more than made up for the omission.
The video overlay of Duane on the band was an interesting touch, not
terribly clean but some of the camera work was a little jumpy
and too quick in movement. If they recorded the video they would
have had to be switching differently than what was displayed on the
screen. Didn't watch the screen much anyhow.
I'm not in the habit of writing reviews of concerts.
On this one I had to say, it was very, very enjoyable.
Allman Brothers Band
Beacon Theatre NYC
March 24, 2006
Set list as posted by Eddie P. (not me Eddie Z.)
Don't Want You No More >
Not My Cross To Bear
Jam> Done Somebody Wrong
Hoochie Coochie Man
One Way Out
Highway 61 Revisited
Who's Been Talking
Preachin' Blues *
The Sky Is Crying **, ***
The Weight **, ****
Can't Lose What You Never Had ****
Leave My Blues At Home>
No One Left To Run With
* w/ Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks only
** w/ Susan Tedeschi
*** w/ Bruce Willis
**** w/ Ron Holloway