Monday, March 16, 2009

Allman Brothers at the Beacon

The Allman Brothers are playing a 15-show residency at New York's Beacon Theater this month. They have already done several shows, and all kinds of artists are showing up to play with them. Boz Scaggs, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Levon Helm, and members of Phish and Los Lobos have already stopped by, paying tribute to Duane Allman, the guitar player who died in his prime many years ago. The series of concerts is celebrating the band's 40th anniversary, and it looks amazing. Eric Clapton has been confirmed as the next guest, March 19th and 20th, and there are rumours about Sheryl Crow, Billy Gibbons, Kid Rock, and members of the Grateful Dead showing up as well. The concert series is being streamed live online, and if I had a credit card I would purchase it here:

Clapton is expected to pay tribute to Duane Allman as well, Allman being responsible for, among other things, that unreal guitar riff to open Derek & the Dominoes "Layla".

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