Thread: Grace Potter with ABB last night

marknga - 3/18/2012 at 02:02 PM

Couple of songs have popped up on the yt

Gold Dust Woman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYIiulI3DvY&feature=share

Southern Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4UWEAxIgeM&feature=channel


Gregallmanfan - 3/18/2012 at 02:09 PM

It was simply amazing......the harmonies with Warren and Randall Bramlett were incredible. She can feel free to join the band anytime as far as I'm concerned.


Vanistheman - 3/18/2012 at 02:16 PM

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It was simply amazing......the harmonies with Warren and Randall Bramlett were incredible. She can feel free to join the band anytime as far as I'm concerned.



I just posted on this over on the set list thread, but yes, this sounded really good.


tbomike - 3/18/2012 at 03:08 PM

Fuller Southern Man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdKRyAyzH2c


rongabbard - 3/18/2012 at 03:32 PM

said this before ,they never seem to fade on this (the beacon) run,any show has the potential to be over the top.and everyone is unique to say the least.

[Edited on 3/18/2012 by rongabbard]


jszfunk - 3/18/2012 at 03:39 PM

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She can feel free to join the band anytime as far as I'm concerned.


uh..no she can't.


hastings - 3/18/2012 at 03:54 PM

I was on the same elevator with Grace prior to the show so I knew she was going to be a guest.


ladymule - 3/18/2012 at 04:44 PM

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Fuller Southern Man.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdKRyAyzH2c


Very nice. Thanks.


emr - 3/18/2012 at 05:14 PM

Between grace and Dana Fuchs it seems Warren has some good taste in guest singers


tbomike - 3/18/2012 at 06:22 PM

An even more complete version with camera work that really captures the fun everyone has!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzGNXGD4Yio


Alwar - 3/18/2012 at 06:44 PM

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I was on the same elevator with Grace prior to the show so I knew she was going to be a guest.



You must have been "On the Avenue" Eddie


sixty8 - 3/18/2012 at 06:47 PM

I have seen her perform each of these sitting in with Mule and the chemistry between her and Warren and the harmonies they produce are amazing!!! She ain't to bad on the eyes either!


brofan - 3/18/2012 at 07:23 PM

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I was on the same elevator with Grace prior to the show so I knew she was going to be a guest.



That must have been very nice....


Brendan - 3/18/2012 at 07:27 PM

I love Grace.

I think she's beautiful and her voice is incredible.

I would have loved to heard her sing live with the brothers. Lucky...

But does anyone else think she looks like a fool with that over the top dancing and gyrating? I find it cringe-worthy. I guess everyone expresses themselves differently, it just seems so put-on...

Super video, BTW.


dougrhon - 3/18/2012 at 07:28 PM

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nice! I never would have seen a Gold Dust Woman coming out of tonight's show, and Grace is definitely welcome to sing with the Brothers anytime! Preferably when I can make it. And when she is single.


Done a bunch of times with the Mule. Same with SOuthern Man.


dougrhon - 3/18/2012 at 07:30 PM



Me and Jordana with Grace at Mt. Jam IV.


bcpurshe - 3/18/2012 at 10:14 PM

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But does anyone else think she looks like a fool with that over the top dancing and gyrating? I find it cringe-worthy. I guess everyone expresses themselves differently, it just seems so put-on...



Not to me at all, I was there and she danced like she feeling the music down to her soul and about to have an Allman-gasm. Incredible night


MartinD28 - 3/18/2012 at 10:42 PM

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I love Grace.

I think she's beautiful and her voice is incredible.

I would have loved to heard her sing live with the brothers. Lucky...

But does anyone else think she looks like a fool with that over the top dancing and gyrating? I find it cringe-worthy. I guess everyone expresses themselves differently, it just seems so put-on...

Super video, BTW.


Good vocals. Harmonizes well. Seems a nice fit with Warren.

Looks great...well maybe even better than great.

But I'm with you - not crazy about all the dancing.

She's both a guitar player & plays the B3. Now there's a thought.


Quinn - 3/18/2012 at 10:46 PM

thanks for the links


hastings - 3/18/2012 at 11:43 PM

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I was on the same elevator with Grace prior to the show so I knew she was going to be a guest.



That must have been very nice....


Went beyond nice


hastings - 3/18/2012 at 11:44 PM

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I was on the same elevator with Grace prior to the show so I knew she was going to be a guest.



You must have been "On the Avenue" Eddie


How did you know?


roboto - 3/19/2012 at 03:44 AM

Well here's my confirmation. :-)

Grace and the band are going to be releasing a new cd soon. Can't wait to hear it. I love Grace's voice.


roboto - 3/19/2012 at 03:48 AM

Oh yeah that's Grace. I'll have to listen another time though, it's late.

[Edited on 3/19/2012 by roboto]


Lee - 3/19/2012 at 11:16 AM

I wouldn't walk across the street to see her. Screwed me over too many times not showing up at clubs. She likes the sit ins on bigger stages tho!


kdick - 3/19/2012 at 12:35 PM

The version of Southern Man that she did with Randall and Warren was incredible. The vocal harmonies were bang on. Randal on the B3 was a nice treat as was JVDB on Butch's kit and Marc on Jaimoe's. It was interesting however that none of the original members of the band were on the stage for that tune. We were second row and regardless of what you think of Grace, she is a beautiful woman. We also saw her at the hotel as we were heading to dinner before the show. She was very polite and appreciateive of the fact she was asked to sit in. My two cents...................


mustangbob - 3/19/2012 at 02:44 PM

Yo Kdick,
Looks like you made it back to Canada safely unless you are still in NYC. I will be forever thankful that you provided crystal clear direction to a bunch of whimpering idiots on the corner of 77th and Broadway a couple hours before the show Saturday night. LOL. You told us we were going to be in for a treat and damn what a night. Lets stay in touch.


roboto - 3/19/2012 at 02:53 PM

Wow, Grace Potter screwed you by not going to a club to see you? Wow. Whatever.

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I wouldn't walk across the street to see her. Screwed me over too many times not showing up at clubs. She likes the sit ins on bigger stages tho!


Bhawk - 3/19/2012 at 03:32 PM

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She can feel free to join the band anytime as far as I'm concerned.


uh..no she can't.


x1000


hotlantatim - 3/19/2012 at 03:33 PM

roboto - tell us you are kidding and didn't actually misinterpret Lee's post that wildly!

I thought Derek was the star of the song. He really channeled some serious Neil in parts of that.


hotlantatim - 3/19/2012 at 04:04 PM

Another thought - can you imagine how good of a band that would be to see do a full show/tour - Grace, Randall, Warren, Derek, Marc, Oteil & 'lil Jamo. I'd be the first person in line for tickets, whatever they called themselves!


sixty8 - 3/19/2012 at 06:38 PM

I love Grace's voice and she is obviously talented and beautiful but the sexy over the top stage gyrations are getting past the point of being sexy and are becoming quite annoying. I like passion from musicians but there comes a point where it comes off as phony and contrived. The first few times I saw her she didn't act so overtly sexy on stage and just let her natural sexiness shine. Over the last couple of years her music has become more generic and commercial and her stage presence has become way too over the top with the skirts right up to her cooch and all of the crazy gyrations. Just my opinion but I like the Grace Potter I saw the first few times better both musically and stage presence wise. Just my opinion.


kdick - 3/19/2012 at 07:04 PM

Hey Bob, will do and it was my pleasure to get yall going in the right direction!! Talk to ya soon!! KD


spacemonkey - 3/19/2012 at 07:13 PM

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Wow, Grace Potter screwed you by not going to a club to see you? Wow. Whatever.

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I wouldn't walk across the street to see her. Screwed me over too many times not showing up at clubs. She likes the sit ins on bigger stages tho!



reading is fundamental.

it is an insult to fans (Lee) for the Performer (Grace) to not show up for a Gig. (Club)

HTH



[Edited on 3/19/2012 by spacemonkey]


squabs217 - 3/19/2012 at 08:46 PM

Is she still doing those cheese ads ? Fitting .


dadof2 - 3/19/2012 at 09:13 PM

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I love Grace's voice and she is obviously talented and beautiful but the sexy over the top stage gyrations are getting past the point of being sexy and are becoming quite annoying. I like passion from musicians but there comes a point where it comes off as phony and contrived. The first few times I saw her she didn't act so overtly sexy on stage and just let her natural sexiness shine. Over the last couple of years her music has become more generic and commercial and her stage presence has become way too over the top with the skirts right up to her cooch and all of the crazy gyrations. Just my opinion but I like the Grace Potter I saw the first few times better both musically and stage presence wise. Just my opinion.



Pete...love that you're slowly but surely joining the team


dadof2 - 3/19/2012 at 09:15 PM

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She can feel free to join the band anytime as far as I'm concerned.


uh..no she can't.


x1000


Ditto


squabs217 - 3/19/2012 at 09:25 PM

The ABB with Grace Potter is like having a Kraft Single with a fine vintage pinot noir .


johnnydeuces89 - 3/19/2012 at 09:36 PM

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The ABB with Grace Potter is like having a Kraft Single with a fine vintage pinot noir .


Ahh come on you guys are being harsh...musically she was phenominal. Her voice harmonized with Warren's perfectly (maybe the other way around), and she belted out her lines in Southern Man...which was epic in every way, shape, and form.

I don't know much about her, but she's got one hell of a voice and seems to enjoy being on stage...good enough for me.


DuaneFan56 - 3/19/2012 at 11:55 PM

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I love Grace's voice and she is obviously talented and beautiful but the sexy over the top stage gyrations are getting past the point of being sexy and are becoming quite annoying. I like passion from musicians but there comes a point where it comes off as phony and contrived. The first few times I saw her she didn't act so overtly sexy on stage and just let her natural sexiness shine. Over the last couple of years her music has become more generic and commercial and her stage presence has become way too over the top with the skirts right up to her cooch and all of the crazy gyrations. Just my opinion but I like the Grace Potter I saw the first few times better both musically and stage presence wise. Just my opinion.


Got to admit I agree with Pete on almost all of his points. I like sexy female vocalists as much as any guy, but If you need to try too hard to be sexy, well you might not be as sexy as you think. Singing with emotion and passion is great, but there is such a thing as over-emotional and contrived when it comes to female vocalists. Grace seems to fall into that category now, a few years ago she was not like that. I think her overall harmonies on "Southern Man" were pretty good, but when she started screaming at the top of here lungs just to be heard and almost over-gyrating at times, I thought that was a little much - especially considering she was just a guest here. She could definitely take some lessons from Joan Osborne as far as more natural emotion with vocals, sexiness and stage presence goes.









[Edited on 3/20/2012 by DuaneFan56]


mustangbob - 3/20/2012 at 12:23 AM

I have to start by saying how much I love this site. Great conversations. It is hard for me to see Grace's gyrations as being sexy, at least I don't think that would be considered sexy in Cleveland. She did however look hot, and she really belted out Southern Man - that was sexy in itself. The gyrations reminded me of what a show in the late 1960's would have been like. A Haight Ashbury flavor perhaps. Seemed to me she was really into what she was doing which I think was a positive visual. I have gone back and watched it numerous times on You Tube and have come to the conclusion that this will be a song where a DVD would be appropriate. No preconceived notions about her since I do not know much about her except that I believe I saw her on Sat Nite Live awhile back. On the drive back to Cleveland we punched her into Pandora and had great music all the way back.

[Edited on 3/20/2012 by mustangbob]


JNB - 3/20/2012 at 06:29 AM

sex, drugs and rock 'n roll
everything in moderation, including moderation!

JNB


Lee - 3/20/2012 at 10:00 AM

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Wow, Grace Potter screwed you by not going to a club to see you? Wow. Whatever.

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I wouldn't walk across the street to see her. Screwed me over too many times not showing up at clubs. She likes the sit ins on bigger stages tho!




Yep. That has been my experience(s).

No need for you to be snide. I siimply stated what has occured to me.


Lee - 3/20/2012 at 10:22 AM

Oh and for what it's worth, one of the best songs I've seen/heard live was Grace sitting in with Mule a few years ago in Chicago. Southern Man. The vocals between Warren & Grace were amazing.

[Edited on 3/20/2012 by Lee]


rainy - 3/20/2012 at 11:52 AM

I have watched the video and I thought Grace is blessed with a great great voice and beautiful looks and lots of talent.. I have watched some interviews with her and she seems well adjusted and a smart young woman..

Although the song Southern man with Warren/ Grace was great ( not as Good as Neils LOL ) I did feel reminiscent of the 60s watching her get into her groove with the music, very 60's awa h~ll ya had to be there during the 60s .. and it looked like Grace transported herself.. the only thing I thought bothersome was the constant flipping of the hair.. and I wondered how her brain felt inside her head being thrashed around like that... just saying..

She can sing , and she has soul ... Wonderful at such a young age I believe she started when she was 18 or so.. I think she is around 27 , 28 and has played with many musicians.. including the best band ever.. abb... wow..

The last abb show i was at was the Hep C benefit and Natalie Cole rocked the house .. it's all good, it's all living art.. and I dig it..


Brendan - 3/20/2012 at 12:55 PM

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sex, drugs and rock 'n roll
everything in moderation, including moderation!

JNB
I love it! Wise man this Joe Bell...


dougrhon - 3/20/2012 at 04:26 PM

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I love Grace's voice and she is obviously talented and beautiful but the sexy over the top stage gyrations are getting past the point of being sexy and are becoming quite annoying. I like passion from musicians but there comes a point where it comes off as phony and contrived. The first few times I saw her she didn't act so overtly sexy on stage and just let her natural sexiness shine. Over the last couple of years her music has become more generic and commercial and her stage presence has become way too over the top with the skirts right up to her cooch and all of the crazy gyrations. Just my opinion but I like the Grace Potter I saw the first few times better both musically and stage presence wise. Just my opinion.


I agree. When the picture I posted was taken, she was still the old Grace.


jparadise - 3/20/2012 at 06:37 PM

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at least I don't think that would be considered sexy in Cleveland.


This made me laugh really hard........what is considered sexy in Cleveland??.....besides Drew Carey and Howard the Duck.


PennsylvaniaPete - 3/20/2012 at 08:29 PM

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I love Grace's voice and she is obviously talented and beautiful but the sexy over the top stage gyrations are getting past the point of being sexy and are becoming quite annoying. I like passion from musicians but there comes a point where it comes off as phony and contrived. The first few times I saw her she didn't act so overtly sexy on stage and just let her natural sexiness shine. Over the last couple of years her music has become more generic and commercial and her stage presence has become way too over the top with the skirts right up to her cooch and all of the crazy gyrations. Just my opinion but I like the Grace Potter I saw the first few times better both musically and stage presence wise. Just my opinion.

They gave Elvis a hard time for the same thing. Censored on Ed Sullivan.

Pete...love that you're slowly but surely joining the team



rolfe001 - 3/20/2012 at 09:22 PM

Saw Grace in 2007 for the first time. Very good keyboard player and singer (she only played keyboard and the songs were very Bonnie Raitt like) ...Had some great tunes. Over the years the band has moved into a direction of more hard rock with Grace playing guitar 75% of the time (in my opinion not very well) But I guess every lead singer wants to play guitar. She would do well (in my opinion) to dial it back a bit and get back on the keyboards where she shines as a musician. She has a phenomenal voice.

BUT, For my money, Susan Tedeschi is about as good as it gets period....When is she going to make an appearance at Beacon?? Hopefully it's Saturday and Sunday when we're there...


dadof2 - 3/21/2012 at 01:34 AM

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They gave Elvis a hard time for the same thing. Censored on Ed Sullivan.

Pete...love that you're slowly but surely joining the team







Her dress and whole presentation are ridiculous,but to each her own and I respect her right to dress and act as she pleases.

It's her singing I'm not fond of....

As for Elvis,his outfits in the later years made me laugh,and he had problems....but he still sang some great music and his voice was golden.....

IMO


mustangbob - 3/21/2012 at 02:13 AM

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at least I don't think that would be considered sexy in Cleveland.


This made me laugh really hard........what is considered sexy in Cleveland??.....besides Drew Carey and Howard the Duck.
Always like to make people laugh but I must protest that my comment was taken slightly out of context. Her singing was sexy to me not her strange gyrations although I did say it reminded me of something coming out of the 1960s. Anyway I thought she was a great addition to the show. Other point would be don't make disparaging remarks about Cleveland and I won't speak for my town again on this web site.

[Edited on 3/21/2012 by mustangbob]


Shavian - 3/21/2012 at 09:18 AM

Never thought to see the day when the ABB would cover something from Rumours.

What next? Gregg - "Let's do Dreams". Warren - "Which one....?"

Too many covers and/ or the wrong ones. Southern Man? I'm surprised there wasn't an earth tremor, epicentre Rose Hill, reported.







[Edited on 3/21/2012 by Shavian]


jszfunk - 3/21/2012 at 10:55 AM

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Too many covers and/ or the wrong ones. Southern Man? I'm surprised there wasn't an earth tremor, epicentre Rose Hill, reported.

[Edited on 3/21/2012 by Shavian]


Thats what I thought!!!






[Edited on 3/21/2012 by jszfunk]


BIGV - 3/21/2012 at 11:58 AM

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Never thought to see the day when the ABB would cover something from Rumours.

What next? Gregg - "Let's do Dreams". Warren - "Which one....?"

Too many covers and/ or the wrong ones. Southern Man? I'm surprised there wasn't an earth tremor, epicentre Rose Hill, reported.



Agreed. Watching the video, I couldn't help but see and hear, a great song performed with passion. Cool version...

But, Imho...not the Allman Brothers. Or maybe times are changin'......Where was Gregg?... his voice sorely missed. The Hammond B3 solo, sweet as it was,..... Where was Gregg?....Can't decide whether or not I would feel cheated hearing this at a show...


RobJohnson - 3/21/2012 at 12:32 PM

"Where was Gregg?..."

Taking a much-needed rest so he can continue to recover from life-threatening organ transplant surgery and give us many more years of entertainment.

Is this really a mystery?


michaelsio - 3/21/2012 at 02:32 PM

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at least I don't think that would be considered sexy in Cleveland.


This made me laugh really hard........what is considered sexy in Cleveland??.....besides Drew Carey and Howard the Duck.


Betty White?


dougrhon - 3/21/2012 at 04:14 PM

Gold Dust Woman and Southern Man are songs Grace has already done a number of times with Warren. Makes it easier to not have to rehearse new material.


dadof2 - 3/21/2012 at 04:23 PM

Just got a call from my wife who told me her company entertainment last nite was grace and her band

She said they were good and everyone enjoyed it.

And,they seemed great for a company party with a few hundred people....but not a sound that merits playing the beacon

But,at least she liked them....I guess my wife and I differ on that


marknga - 3/21/2012 at 06:08 PM

I'm a Grace fan, also a fan of her band the Nocturnals and a fan of the ABB so I thought it was pretty cool to see that she got to perform at the Beacon.
Her tweet from that night:
"Just had a killer time performing w/the Allman Bros at the Beacon Theater!! Tweaking at the Beacon!Happy St. Partys Day;"

GPN has a new single available this friday 3/23 "Never Look Back" from the new CD due out in June.


TRMGDEAD - 3/21/2012 at 07:59 PM

I was there in the center of the lower balcony. Not a big fan of Grace before the show. Not a big fan of Grace after the show. However, I thought she did well enough on both covers and I enjoyed the show very much. Not the best of my 20+ Beacon shows since 2003 but very good nonetheless.


BIGV - 3/21/2012 at 08:26 PM

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"Where was Gregg?..."

Taking a much-needed rest so he can continue to recover from life-threatening organ transplant surgery and give us many more years of entertainment.

Is this really a mystery?


Too funny. But, exactly. Where is Gregg?.....Why is the Allman Brothers Band out there if Gregg is not a full participant?....His voice and musical contributions identify their sound....

Gov't Mule with guest Derek Trucks...


RPOZ51 - 3/21/2012 at 10:12 PM

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Never thought to see the day when the ABB would cover something from Rumours.

What next? Gregg - "Let's do Dreams". Warren - "Which one....?"

Too many covers and/ or the wrong ones. Southern Man? I'm surprised there wasn't an earth tremor, epicentre Rose Hill, reported.







[Edited on 3/21/2012 by Shavian]


Not only that, but I found it strange that they chose a female voice to sing the "Lilly Belle" line.


RobJohnson - 3/21/2012 at 10:41 PM

"Why is the Allman Brothers Band out there if Gregg is not a full participant?....His voice and musical contributions identify their sound...."

I wholeheartedly and categorically disagree.

This has never been "Gregg's band" at any point in history. First Duane, then Berry briefly, then Dickey and now Warren have been the "leaders" of the ABB over the years.

Gregg is one of the greatest singers in rock history, a fine B-3 player, and has written some outstanding songs, but if you really think he has been the driving force behind the ABB over the years, I think you are mistaken.

But hey, that's just my opinion....


mustangbob - 3/21/2012 at 11:42 PM

Yo Rob Johnson,
Pretty much agree with what you said but perhaps you have understated Gregg a tad. That however is not my point. We are witnessing the evolution of the band and I can't complain based on what I have seen. Most of the members will play more dates each year with their own bands than with ABB. I would argue this is a huge benefit in that they are always trying new things and growing as musicians. Amazingly they all remain committed to ABB and I think much of that is a reflection on Gregg and on each of them as individuals. Fortunately their future is not up to the fans and I like how they are evolving as a band and individuals. My only complaint is that we aren't all neighbors - but they would tire of my hero worship.


Peachfan8 - 3/21/2012 at 11:50 PM

Cool to see jaimoe hanging in the back diggin the southern man!


BIGV - 3/21/2012 at 11:50 PM

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"Why is the Allman Brothers Band out there if Gregg is not a full participant?....His voice and musical contributions identify their sound...."

I wholeheartedly and categorically disagree.

This has never been "Gregg's band" at any point in history. First Duane, then Berry briefly, then Dickey and now Warren have been the "leaders" of the ABB over the years.

Gregg is one of the greatest singers in rock history, a fine B-3 player, and has written some outstanding songs, but if you really think he has been the driving force behind the ABB over the years, I think you are mistaken.

But hey, that's just my opinion....


Hey that is cool and I agree, it is just your opinion. I have never claimed he is the "Driving force".....w/o him, it is simply not the Allman Brothers, he is the constant. But hey, that's just my opinion.


Canyouhearit - 3/22/2012 at 12:15 AM

Grace was OK... she did a good job but didn't take it to another level. Her gyrations were a little much, but didn't detract from the songs.

I did dig them covering 'Southern Man.' Historically, as one of the first integrated rock bands that has always had a social conscience (either stated or understated), I think this song fit.

I've always thought 'Southern Man' is one of the great rock anthems, with those killer hooks. And beyond that, it touches on civil rights issues.

If you think of rock-n-roll as rebellious, then this is one h*ll of a rebellious song.

Finally, the ABB has been doing covers since their formation. Gregg and Duane covered the Beatles extensively even before the band came together.

'Don't Want You No More' (Spencer Davis) and 'Trouble No More' (Muddy Waters) are both covers off the ABB debut album.

I'm inclined to trust Warren. I don't think he'll sell us down the river.

Enjoy the rest of the run,

Rob


Jeanne - 3/22/2012 at 12:50 AM

Just checked out the video. Elaine Benes called....she wants her dance moves back.
I'm all for dancing like nobody's watching....not so much for dancing because people are watching.

Nobody can see me dancing because I close my eyes.....

To each his/her own.


MartinD28 - 3/22/2012 at 01:12 AM

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"Why is the Allman Brothers Band out there if Gregg is not a full participant?....His voice and musical contributions identify their sound...."

I wholeheartedly and categorically disagree.

This has never been "Gregg's band" at any point in history. First Duane, then Berry briefly, then Dickey and now Warren have been the "leaders" of the ABB over the years.

Gregg is one of the greatest singers in rock history, a fine B-3 player, and has written some outstanding songs, but if you really think he has been the driving force behind the ABB over the years, I think you are mistaken.

But hey, that's just my opinion....


Well, the band does carry Gregg's name, and it can be seen on the marquee anywhere they play. I do think that makes a statement. As to to driving forces - at different times different players have been credited with being this. However, what does that really mean? There are many ways to define "driving force". One can easily make an argument that Gregg's vocals could be considered a driving force as much as Dickey's great instrumentals, as much as Duane's everlasting solos, as much as, as much as, etc...


PennsylvaniaPete - 3/22/2012 at 01:40 AM

Sometimes when she jumps up and down you can see her underware.


RobJohnson - 3/22/2012 at 02:07 AM

BigV has a great point in calling Gregg "the constant." I can totally get behind that.

I guess to me the ABB have always been about the guitarists, from Duane and Dickey to Derek and Warren. But that's just me, and I totally realize that to many people, Gregg is the reason they go to see The Allman Brothers.

One of the good things about the ABB is that they mean different things to different people. Many people who can't agree on ANYTHING else musically love the Allmans, and I think that's cool


BIGV - 3/22/2012 at 10:43 AM

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BigV has a great point in calling Gregg "the constant." I can totally get behind that.

I guess to me the ABB have always been about the guitarists, from Duane and Dickey to Derek and Warren. But that's just me, and I totally realize that to many people, Gregg is the reason they go to see The Allman Brothers.


Thanks Rob and I agree with your point about the guitarists. We part company on the size of the roll Warren has taken on. It is too much Mr Haynes for me....

Equal time to Derek and his influences and friends... Let's see Mike Mattison and Kofi out there and bring in some of Derek's 'dtb' material into the mix... Just gimme a break with the Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and now..... Fleetwood Mac stuff....


kdick - 3/22/2012 at 12:01 PM

Wow, were talking the first song in 43 years that Gregg was not on stage for! I was there right up front ans as seen in some of the video I can attest that all the original members at one point or another through the tune were on the stage - watching and enjoying the music. Kinda like watching your kids after you have taught them how to do something. I agree there is no ABB without Gregg, but he was there took one tune off and Southern Man is a killer tune that was covered flawlessly. Regardless of what anyone thinks, this band has done and will continue to do whatever it wants without any of us approving or disapproving.


PennsylvaniaPete - 3/22/2012 at 01:11 PM

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Wow, were talking the first song in 43 years that Gregg was not on stage for! I was there right up front ans as seen in some of the video I can attest that all the original members at one point or another through the tune were on the stage - watching and enjoying the music. Kinda like watching your kids after you have taught them how to do something. I agree there is no ABB without Gregg, but he was there took one tune off and Southern Man is a killer tune that was covered flawlessly. Regardless of what anyone thinks, this band has done and will continue to do whatever it wants without any of us approving or disapproving.


Didn't Paige McConnell sit in for Gregg Allman for a few songs a few years back?


johnnydeuces89 - 3/22/2012 at 01:42 PM

I don't understand the animosity towards this band for having Gregg sit out for a few songs here and there. The guy IS the reason this band is still a band, and it's amazing that he's still doing it being 64 years old and being only 2 years out of a major organ transplant surgery...and honestly, for the product they put on stage night-in and night-out, I'm sure he has NO issue taking a few well-deserved breaks to let the rest of the guys/girls on stage do their thing. For me, they NEVER fail to impress...and if that means Gregg needs a few breaks here and there every show, then so be it. He's damn sure earned it.


CanadianMule - 3/22/2012 at 01:57 PM

Gregg also left a show in Japan in the 90s and Warren sang his songs.

But kdick (hey Ken) makes a good point. He sat out a song. Big deal.

On the leadership issue, Gregg has never wanted it over the years and never will. I agree with Rob on that. Gregg is a constant and it bears his name but Butch and Jaimoe are also constants. Butch has stepped forward trying to assume the leadership role, we can (and have) debated the results of that endlessly. Warren stepped up to the role musically ever since rejoining. It is also a big part of why they needed and wanted him back. Without him rejoining, at this stage we would likely be talking about the good old days when the ABB played shows. Too much Warren in the ABB? Would you prefer them to call it quits?

What I don't get is why some people who were not there, obviously won't be buying a copy of the show and judge by a video shot on a phone give a crap what they played and with who? Some sound almost personally insulted by it. News flash - you weren't there so why does it matter?


kdick - 3/22/2012 at 02:19 PM

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News flash - you weren't there so why does it matter?


Bingo!!

Hey James!


Bhawk - 3/22/2012 at 03:02 PM

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Just checked out the video. Elaine Benes called....she wants her dance moves back.
I'm all for dancing like nobody's watching....not so much for dancing because people are watching.

Nobody can see me dancing because I close my eyes.....

To each his/her own.


Classic!


roboto - 3/22/2012 at 03:21 PM

Yeah well, I'm still not getting it in any other way than a not good read. Care to explain? I would love further clarification. Just didn't get the comment. And even now when not sleep deprived, I still don't get it.

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Wow, Grace Potter screwed you by not going to a club to see you? Wow. Whatever.

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I wouldn't walk across the street to see her. Screwed me over too many times not showing up at clubs. She likes the sit ins on bigger stages tho!



reading is fundamental.

it is an insult to fans (Lee) for the Performer (Grace) to not show up for a Gig. (Club)

HTH



[Edited on 3/19/2012 by spacemonkey]


roboto - 3/22/2012 at 03:23 PM

It must have been a great enjoyable show to be there for. Grace is a great singer. Must have been nice to hear her sing with the band. People who complain always will. Same as it ever was. Things change. Same as it ever was. Gotta be flexible and take the good. Leave the cr*p on the cutting room floor. You'll be happier.


Bhawk - 3/22/2012 at 03:25 PM

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Yeah well, I'm still not getting it in any other way than a not good read. Care to explain? I would love further clarification. Just didn't get the comment. And even now when not sleep deprived, I still don't get it.


I read it as Lee bought a ticket on more than one occasion to see her and she didn't show up on more than one occasion, and now he'd never pay money to see her again.

At least, that's how I read it...


Bhawk - 3/22/2012 at 03:27 PM

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It must have been a great enjoyable show to be there for. Grace is a great singer. Must have been nice to hear her sing with the band. People who complain always will. Same as it ever was. Things change. Same as it ever was. Gotta be flexible and take the good. Leave the cr*p on the cutting room floor. You'll be happier.


People do have the right to like or not like things. I heard a bunch of Grace Potter songs on the archive well before I ever saw what she looked or acted like on stage. Didn't like her then and don't like her now. It's just an opinion.


mustangbob - 3/22/2012 at 03:27 PM

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Wow, were talking the first song in 43 years that Gregg was not on stage for! I was there right up front ans as seen in some of the video I can attest that all the original members at one point or another through the tune were on the stage - watching and enjoying the music. Kinda like watching your kids after you have taught them how to do something. I agree there is no ABB without Gregg, but he was there took one tune off and Southern Man is a killer tune that was covered flawlessly. Regardless of what anyone thinks, this band has done and will continue to do whatever it wants without any of us approving or disapproving.
Hey Ken must be that northern air but you struck a chord with me on the last line. They will do whatever they want while we endlessly debate band members, direction etc. The best part is that I love what they are doing. We are lucky that they and not we are making the decisions. I expect some reporting from Wanee.


michaelsio - 3/22/2012 at 03:28 PM

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Yeah well, I'm still not getting it in any other way than a not good read. Care to explain? I would love further clarification. Just didn't get the comment. And even now when not sleep deprived, I still don't get it.


I read it as Lee bought a ticket on more than one occasion to see her and she didn't show up on more than one occasion, and now he'd never pay money to see her again.

At least, that's how I read it...


x2


dougrhon - 3/22/2012 at 04:40 PM

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BigV has a great point in calling Gregg "the constant." I can totally get behind that.

I guess to me the ABB have always been about the guitarists, from Duane and Dickey to Derek and Warren. But that's just me, and I totally realize that to many people, Gregg is the reason they go to see The Allman Brothers.


Thanks Rob and I agree with your point about the guitarists. We part company on the size of the roll Warren has taken on. It is too much Mr Haynes for me....

Equal time to Derek and his influences and friends... Let's see Mike Mattison and Kofi out there and bring in some of Derek's 'dtb' material into the mix... Just gimme a break with the Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and now..... Fleetwood Mac stuff....



I can see why those not enamoured with Warren would not like the current set up. I happen to love Warren (As you can tell from the photo below) so the more Warren the merrier.


Brendan - 3/22/2012 at 04:44 PM

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Didn't like her then and don't like her now. It's just an opinion.
But it's wrong...


Bhawk - 3/22/2012 at 04:50 PM

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Didn't like her then and don't like her now. It's just an opinion.
But it's wrong...


Shut up, you.


Shavian - 3/22/2012 at 06:09 PM

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...Butch and Jaimoe are also constants.


It's really not important but Jaimoe is not a constant.


cyclone88 - 3/22/2012 at 06:14 PM

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Sometimes when she jumps up and down you can see her underware.


She wears underwear?


lolasdeb - 3/22/2012 at 06:42 PM

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Just checked out the video. Elaine Benes called....she wants her dance moves back.
I'm all for dancing like nobody's watching....not so much for dancing because people are watching.

Nobody can see me dancing because I close my eyes.....

To each his/her own.
LMAO!!! Jeanne just made me spit ice tea all over my keyboard! (while nodding my head in agreement )


CanadianMule - 3/22/2012 at 07:28 PM

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...Butch and Jaimoe are also constants.


It's really not important but Jaimoe is not a constant.




Aside from the period where he was screwed over which is long in the past. I would hope there are no plans to screw him again.


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