Thread: Tonight, 3/12 --> Trey or Boz?

PeachTree - 3/12/2009 at 02:08 PM

Heard both could be showing up tonight - anyone want to throw their 2 cents in?


BigMagnolia - 3/12/2009 at 02:11 PM

Boz is confirmed on his site and moogis


crazy_fingers - 3/12/2009 at 02:18 PM

quote:
anyone want to throw their 2 cents in?


I'll throw a "Dime" in!


JimSheridan - 3/12/2009 at 02:26 PM

Tonight Jim Sheridan will be a guest of the ABB. He will be in the loge, singing back-up vocals softly. He is really looking forward to it.


lolasdeb - 3/12/2009 at 02:37 PM

Sounds pretty sure for Boz tonight since he's got it on his own schedule. Sure wish I could be there to experience but you can bet me and Lola will be dancing in front of the Moogis monitor again tonight!


absnj - 3/12/2009 at 02:39 PM

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Tonight Jim Sheridan will be a guest of the ABB. He will be in the loge, singing back-up vocals softly. He is really looking forward to it.


You mean a PAID guest...


KGBNY - 3/12/2009 at 02:44 PM

I assume they have been hitting the stage around 8:25'ish as in past years????????


NYCScammer - 3/12/2009 at 02:52 PM

I'm hoping for Boz Scaggs. He along with Elvin Bishop and of course The Allman Brothers Band bring's back a lot of good memories for me while I was growing up. Lower Balcony Row A for tonight. See you there.

Be safe.


emr - 3/12/2009 at 03:02 PM

Remember, Bonnie Bramlett also had today on her web site a month ago


TopDroog - 3/12/2009 at 03:06 PM

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Tonight Jim Sheridan will be a guest of the ABB. He will be in the loge, singing back-up vocals softly. He is really looking forward to it.


You mean a PAID guest...


I'm sure Jim paid to be there, so he qualifies IMO.


gondicar - 3/12/2009 at 03:14 PM

Ok, this make not be worth anything, but a guy I work with told me that tonight's guests (Thu 3/12) will be Trey and Page from Phish...he also told me that the guy who gave him this info got his info from someone else a few weeks ago...see below...given that this "source" was right on for the first two nights, it will be interesting to see if his other info is correct as the run goes on...note Clapton is slated for not just one but TWO nights(!!!)...here is what I was just sent...if nothing else it is more grist for the rumor mill I guess...

My original source has now posted this:

The guy sent me this info two weeks ago and he is right on so far. Here are the other sit-ins:

3/09 - Levon Helm, Taj Mahal
3/10 - Johnny Winter, Los Lobos
3/12 - Trey & Page
3/13 - Boz Scaggs
3/14 - Chick Corea, Lenny White, and possibly Stanley Clarke
3/16 - John Hammond, Bonnie Brownlett (or something close to that)
3/18 - Sheryl Crow
3/19 - Clapton
3/20 - Clapton
3/21 - TBD
3/23 - TBD
3/24 - Billy Gibbons, Sonny Landreth
3/27 - Gary Rossington, Ivan Neville, possibly Kid Rock
3/28 - Weir & Lesh


fensranger - 3/12/2009 at 03:26 PM

interesting, nothing for the 26th?????????? DB??????


jcb - 3/12/2009 at 03:30 PM

quote:
Ok, this make not be worth anything, but a guy I work with told me that tonight's guests (Thu 3/12) will be Trey and Page from Phish...he also told me that the guy who gave him this info got his info from someone else a few weeks ago...see below...given that this "source" was right on for the first two nights, it will be interesting to see if his other info is correct as the run goes on...note Clapton is slated for not just one but TWO nights(!!!)...here is what I was just sent...if nothing else it is more grist for the rumor mill I guess...

My original source has now posted this:

The guy sent me this info two weeks ago and he is right on so far. Here are the other sit-ins:

3/09 - Levon Helm, Taj Mahal
3/10 - Johnny Winter, Los Lobos
3/12 - Trey & Page
3/13 - Boz Scaggs
3/14 - Chick Corea, Lenny White, and possibly Stanley Clarke
3/16 - John Hammond, Bonnie Brownlett (or something close to that)
3/18 - Sheryl Crow
3/19 - Clapton
3/20 - Clapton
3/21 - TBD
3/23 - TBD
3/24 - Billy Gibbons, Sonny Landreth
3/27 - Gary Rossington, Ivan Neville, possibly Kid Rock
3/28 - Weir & Lesh




I saw this over on phishhook, Kid Rock does not excite me although he seems like a nice guy. Hopefully they won't do that "Sweet Home Alabama" thing that was all over the radio last summer

I remember when Sheryl Crow opened for the Brothers years ago at Great Woods, used to duet w/ Gregg on "Midnight Rider." Rumor was that they had something going on at the time...


axeman - 3/12/2009 at 03:30 PM

I have to say I will be mightly disappointed if 3/13 is not a barn-burner.


lolasdeb - 3/12/2009 at 03:42 PM

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I have to say I will be mightly disappointed if 3/13 is not a barn-burner.
I'm just happy to be seeing ABB at the Beacon - live and via Moogis. I enjoy the special guests but to me they are just icing on the cake. And interesting that 3/26 is missing from the list. And I definitely hope Stanley Clarke makes an appearance with the other RTF guys!

[Edited on 3/12/2009 by lolasdeb]


DuaneFan56 - 3/12/2009 at 03:46 PM

I would look for this run To REALLY pick up steam from here on out which is usually the case... They need a couple of shows to get re-energized and work out the kinks so they should now be feeling it and blowing the roof off for the remainder of the run.

Remember, as far as guests go, Butch also mentioned that 2 or 3 top notch Jazz cats were pretty much confirmed as well. It sounded as though it was someone other than the guys who have already stepped in like Roy Haynes, Jimmy Cobb, Ravi Coltrane etc.
I believe Butch said one of them was a Bass player - Stanley Clarke?, Dave Holland?, Victor Wooten?, Alphonso Johnson?....???


DuaneFan56 - 3/12/2009 at 03:52 PM

3/14 - Chick Corea, Lenny White, and possibly Stanley Clarke

Ooops must of missed this.....sorry. Way cool if these cats showed up I love The Jazz approaches the ABB has taken to lately.




[Edited on 3/12/2009 by DuaneFan56]


TerriB - 3/12/2009 at 03:54 PM

Trey and Page - meh!


Jeanne - 3/12/2009 at 03:55 PM

Newsday listed some upcoming jazz shows in today's paper

Stanley Clarke is playing IMAC in Huntington, NY (Long Island) on Saturday night so he's in the area. Chuck Mangione is in town, too. (Stony Brook)

Bucky Pizzarelli (83 years young) and his 7-string guitar can be seen the following week in Dix Hills.


WarEagleRK - 3/12/2009 at 03:56 PM

Everything looks good to me except for Trey and Kid Rock. I just am not a fan of either.


TerriB - 3/12/2009 at 03:58 PM

quote:
Ok, this make not be worth anything, but a guy I work with told me that tonight's guests (Thu 3/12) will be Trey and Page from Phish...he also told me that the guy who gave him this info got his info from someone else a few weeks ago...see below...given that this "source" was right on for the first two nights, it will be interesting to see if his other info is correct as the run goes on...note Clapton is slated for not just one but TWO nights(!!!)...here is what I was just sent...if nothing else it is more grist for the rumor mill I guess...

My original source has now posted this:

The guy sent me this info two weeks ago and he is right on so far. Here are the other sit-ins:

3/09 - Levon Helm, Taj Mahal
3/10 - Johnny Winter, Los Lobos
3/12 - Trey & Page
3/13 - Boz Scaggs
3/14 - Chick Corea, Lenny White, and possibly Stanley Clarke
3/16 - John Hammond, Bonnie Brownlett (or something close to that)
3/18 - Sheryl Crow
3/19 - Clapton
3/20 - Clapton
3/21 - TBD
3/23 - TBD
3/24 - Billy Gibbons, Sonny Landreth
3/27 - Gary Rossington, Ivan Neville, possibly Kid Rock
3/28 - Weir & Lesh




Date for Sheryl Crow is probably wrong since there's not a show on the 18th. Maybe they meant the 17th?


Jeanne - 3/12/2009 at 03:59 PM


I'd love to see Les Paul on that list.

and B.B. King. Can I get a hell yeah for a B.B. King Medley at the Beacon?! I mean, c'mon. Not for me.....for Duane.


susea - 3/12/2009 at 04:05 PM

Hell Yeah

Hey Scott, when will we see you at the Beacon? This list is interesting and one thing I could just about confirm is a "Free Bird" with Rossington! I have a nice seat that night so I hope so. It'll be good for him to Jam that one since his heart is still aching with the recent loss of Powell!


axeman - 3/12/2009 at 04:06 PM

Seriously, how reliable is that list???

Easy to get the fisrt two nights guests right when you post the list AFTER they have already come out.

Can anyone corroborate?


bdwalton77 - 3/12/2009 at 04:07 PM

Too bad the typical "hittin' the web'r" isn't worthy of Trey and Page.


gondicar - 3/12/2009 at 04:09 PM

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Hell Yeah

Hey Scott, when will we see you at the Beacon? This list is interesting and one thing I could just about confirm is a "Free Bird" with Rossington! I have a nice seat that night so I hope so. It'll be good for him to Jam that one since his heart is still aching with the recent loss of Powell!


No Beacon for me this year due to a variety of circumstances beyond my control.

I am watching/listening with jealously and earnest.


Chitown - 3/12/2009 at 04:10 PM

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Too bad the typical "hittin' the web'r" isn't worthy of Trey and Page.




As long as I'm not stuck sitting behind you Bill.


Jeanne - 3/12/2009 at 04:12 PM

quote:
Seriously, how reliable is that list???

Easy to get the fisrt two nights guests right when you post the list AFTER they have already come out.

Can anyone corroborate?


Gondicar says it's from a friend of a friend of some guy at work. That sums it up. *laugh* Fun to speculate, though.


Sandman - 3/12/2009 at 04:14 PM

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and B.B. King. Can I get a hell yeah for a B.B. King Medley at the Beacon?! I mean, c'mon. Not for me.....for Duane.



Hell yeah!!!! For, you know, Duane...and not me..especially on the 19th - 21st....


Rubba - 3/12/2009 at 04:14 PM

Im seeing Hubert Sumlin over at Terra Blues tomorrow. He'd be a welcome guest at the Beacon Im sure....


lolasdeb - 3/12/2009 at 04:17 PM

Hell yeah on the BB, Jeanne!

quote:
Too bad the typical "hittin' the web'r" isn't worthy of Trey and Page.
hahahahaha on this.


fensranger - 3/12/2009 at 04:19 PM

many guests not i list that i hope would be coming, susan t, kofi, leslie west, dave mason, chuck l, luther dickinson and others.


Jpick - 3/12/2009 at 04:22 PM

Boz Scaggs is confirmed on his website for tonight and I think this cannot help but be a truly magical moment in musical history. I know a lot folks only know about Boz for his "disco" years. Let's dig a little deeper. Boz grew up in Texas in a musical family and started his career off with some cat named Steve Miller. His first solo album was cut in Muscle Shoals with none other than Duane Allman on some of the lead guitar and dobro. The stretch out and burn version of "Somebody Loan Me A Dime" was supposed to be cut back to a respectable 3 or 4 minutes for the album, but after listening to the playback it was decided that the world needed to hear what this young cat named "Skydog" could do. Aint we blessed that somebody had some sense to leave the full version on the album. Anyway, I have followed the career of Boz Scaggs since the first album and I just want to say that my life has been much richer because of the intergrty, commitment, and talent that this guy brings to the world. The voice that this man is blessed with is a priceless jewell. I have all of his albums and there is not a bad one in the catalog. For those of you who would like to expand your musical boundries, I reccomend "Come On Home" an album of blues standards given the full Boz Scaggs treatment, there is a doulble live album that is also available on DVD shot in High Definetion that will just transfix you. There are two disc of jazz standards (But Beautiful & Speak Low) that will transform you. O.K. you get the picture, I'm a fan. Just like I think that there is no band like the ABB, there is only a handful of artist that have got the impeccable musical history of a Van Morrison or a Boz Scaggs. Yeah, I think tonight might just be one of those nights.


Rubba - 3/12/2009 at 04:23 PM

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many guests not i list that i hope would be coming, susan t, kofi, leslie west, dave mason, chuck l, luther dickinson and others.


Dave Mason is local tonight, too. Mexicali Blues in Teaneck , NJ....


gondicar - 3/12/2009 at 04:31 PM

As I said, the list I posted might not be worth anything...I got it 3rd hand, from a guy who knows a guy...but speculation is half the fun, expecially for those who can't be there in person.

And just to add to the rumors...I read that Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are in NYC working with a new singer...some of the zeppelin sites say they will be playing with ABB while they are in town.


susea - 3/12/2009 at 04:34 PM

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quote:
Hell Yeah

Hey Scott, when will we see you at the Beacon? This list is interesting and one thing I could just about confirm is a "Free Bird" with Rossington! I have a nice seat that night so I hope so. It'll be good for him to Jam that one since his heart is still aching with the recent loss of Powell!


No Beacon for me this year due to a variety of circumstances beyond my control.

I am watching/listening with jealously and earnest.

Oh bummer. Sorry to hear that.


lolasdeb - 3/12/2009 at 04:35 PM

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Just like I think that there is no band like the ABB, there is only a handful of artist that have got the impeccable musical history of a Van Morrison or a Boz Scaggs. Yeah, I think tonight might just be one of those nights.
So true, jpick - Boz has always been one of my faves (as well as Van)! I'll be looking for some Moogis Magic tonight (with or without Boz but how sweet it would be with)!


susea - 3/12/2009 at 04:39 PM

quote:
As I said, the list I posted might not be worth anything...I got it 3rd hand, from a guy who knows a guy...but speculation is half the fun, expecially for those who can't be there in person.

And just to add to the rumors...I read that Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are in NYC working with a new singer...some of the zeppelin sites say they will be playing with ABB while they are in town.


Butch had hinted to something on Moogis a couple weeks ago that only if you read between the lines would you think of these two legends I believe they will be there!


PeachTree - 3/12/2009 at 04:40 PM

Having trouble finding any comment on the Boz site concerning his official appearance tonight.


gondicar - 3/12/2009 at 04:52 PM

Man, I hate it when websites just automatically kick in playing sounds/music as soon as you land on it!

Anyway, it is on Boz's myspace page, but I don't see it on his offical site either...

http://www.myspace.com/bozscaggs


porkchopbob - 3/12/2009 at 05:31 PM

Brian Bosworth will be there? Interesting. Is he as good as Steven Seagal?

I've got tickets to the 3/13 show and I will be absolutely crushed if Phish shows up. I don't even want to think about that possibility.

I don't mind Boz Scaggs' first album, it's pleasant but I never thought it was great. His 70s stuff is pretty bland to me and I never liked his voice much. I remember seeing him on an old SNL from that era and did the most generic soft rock song I have ever heard. Still, it'd be better than Phish.


bdwalton77 - 3/12/2009 at 05:40 PM

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I've got tickets to the 3/13 show and I will be absolutely crushed if Phish shows up. I don't even want to think about that possibility.


Simple. Don't show up.


billybarool - 3/12/2009 at 05:45 PM

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I've got tickets to the 3/13 show and I will be absolutely crushed if Phish shows up. I don't even want to think about that possibility.


Simple. Don't show up.


Yeah I'll take your ticket


fensranger - 3/12/2009 at 05:45 PM

arent these rumors great fun!!! wow jimmy page and john paul. i did thnk john paul when Butch said there would be a nite when 2 of the greatest bass players in the world would be on stage. Figured one was oteil and john paul was a real possibility.

maybe jeff beck and tail


sixty8 - 3/12/2009 at 05:51 PM

quote:
Brian Bosworth will be there? Interesting. Is he as good as Steven Seagal?

I've got tickets to the 3/13 show and I will be absolutely crushed if Phish shows up. I don't even want to think about that possibility.

I don't mind Boz Scaggs' first album, it's pleasant but I never thought it was great. His 70s stuff is pretty bland to me and I never liked his voice much. I remember seeing him on an old SNL from that era and did the most generic soft rock song I have ever heard. Still, it'd be better than Phish.



Even if you don't like Phish or their music, Trey and Page are very talented musicians who could actually bring a lot to the table jam wise. I'm going tonight and I'm looking forward to a great show regardless of who sits in.


ThePeteMan - 3/12/2009 at 05:51 PM

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Sounds pretty sure for Boz tonight since he's got it on his own schedule. Sure wish I could be there to experience but you can bet me and Lola will be dancing in front of the Moogis monitor again tonight!


Skype that please!!!


filmmajor - 3/12/2009 at 05:52 PM

I'm in Brooklyn and only can afford to see one show, can't decide which show I want to go to. Damn rumors, would really love to see Clapton. Maybe next Thursday but some people are saying tonight.

As for the Boz rumors it was on his official website earlier this week. Maybe he took it down because it was supposed to be a secret.


WarEagleRK - 3/12/2009 at 05:52 PM

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maybe jeff beck and tail


Freudian slip on Tal's name there?

I don't know about the Page and Jones thing since their manager said that their search for a lead singer was over after auditioning several people (including Steven Tyler) last year didn't go so well.


filmmajor - 3/12/2009 at 05:53 PM

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maybe jeff beck and tail


Freudian slip on Tal's name there?

I don't know about the Page and Jones thing since their manager said that their search for a lead singer was over after auditioning several people (including Steven Tyler) last year didn't go so well.


I had heard the same thing.


lolasdeb - 3/12/2009 at 05:54 PM

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-7692162145121761223

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

'nuff said 8-)



fensranger - 3/12/2009 at 05:54 PM

i think it was a freudian slip!!!!! anyhow would hope to see them play at a show.


porkchopbob - 3/12/2009 at 05:57 PM

quote:
quote:
I've got tickets to the 3/13 show and I will be absolutely crushed if Phish shows up. I don't even want to think about that possibility.


Simple. Don't show up.


Thanks for your advice but instead I think I'll just take a piss while the grown ups let them noodle around.


emr - 3/12/2009 at 06:13 PM

Ok, this make not be worth anything, but a guy I work with told me that tonight's guests (Thu 3/12) will be Trey and Page from Phish...he also told me that the guy who gave him this info got his info from someone else a few weeks ago...see below...given that this "source" was right on for the first two nights, it will be interesting to see if his other info is correct as the run goes on...note Clapton is slated for not just one but TWO nights(!!!)...here is what I was just sent...if nothing else it is more grist for the rumor mill I guess...

My original source has now posted this:

The guy sent me this info two weeks ago and he is right on so far. Here are the other sit-ins:

3/09 - Levon Helm, Taj Mahal
3/10 - Johnny Winter, Los Lobos
3/12 - Trey & Page
3/13 - Boz Scaggs
3/14 - Chick Corea, Lenny White, and possibly Stanley Clarke
3/16 - John Hammond, Bonnie Brownlett (or something close to that)
3/18 - Sheryl Crow
3/19 - Clapton
3/20 - Clapton
3/21 - TBD
3/23 - TBD
3/24 - Billy Gibbons, Sonny Landreth
3/27 - Gary Rossington, Ivan Neville, possibly Kid Rock
3/28 - Weir & Lesh

LOVE HOW 26 IS EMPTY. FOR THE TWENTIETH TIME I DON'T REALLY THINK IT WILL HAPPEN, BUT IF DICKEY SHOWS THAT'S THE NIGHT


BIGV - 3/12/2009 at 06:15 PM

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3/09 - Levon Helm, Taj Mahal
3/10 - Johnny Winter, Los Lobos
3/12 - Trey & Page
3/13 - Boz Scaggs
3/14 - Chick Corea, Lenny White, and possibly Stanley Clarke
3/16 - John Hammond, Bonnie Brownlett (or something close to that)
3/18 - Sheryl Crow
3/19 - Clapton
3/20 - Clapton
3/21 - TBD
3/23 - TBD
3/24 - Billy Gibbons, Sonny Landreth
3/27 - Gary Rossington, Ivan Neville, possibly Kid Rock
3/28 - Weir & Lesh




if this runs true to prediction, I have no qualms about saying that I am totally underwhelmed.
With the exception of Eric Clapton, I'd rather just hear the Brothers rip it up w/out any special guests. "Kid Rock" would be enough to make me leave. Weir and Lesh are like watching concrete dry, and somebody tell me what Trey Anastasio has to do with brother Duane.

I can't wait for the West Coast shows, where I can just close my eyes and listen to the band transport me to another place, without all the fanfare.


ThePeteMan - 3/12/2009 at 06:21 PM

quote:
Ok, this make not be worth anything, but a guy I work with told me that tonight's guests (Thu 3/12) will be Trey and Page from Phish...he also told me that the guy who gave him this info got his info from someone else a few weeks ago...see below...given that this "source" was right on for the first two nights, it will be interesting to see if his other info is correct as the run goes on...note Clapton is slated for not just one but TWO nights(!!!)...here is what I was just sent...if nothing else it is more grist for the rumor mill I guess...

My original source has now posted this:

The guy sent me this info two weeks ago and he is right on so far. Here are the other sit-ins:

3/09 - Levon Helm, Taj Mahal
3/10 - Johnny Winter, Los Lobos
3/12 - Trey & Page
3/13 - Boz Scaggs
3/14 - Chick Corea, Lenny White, and possibly Stanley Clarke
3/16 - John Hammond, Bonnie Brownlett (or something close to that)
3/18 - Sheryl Crow
3/19 - Clapton
3/20 - Clapton
3/21 - TBD
3/23 - TBD
3/24 - Billy Gibbons, Sonny Landreth
3/27 - Gary Rossington, Ivan Neville, possibly Kid Rock
3/28 - Weir & Lesh

LOVE HOW 26 IS EMPTY. FOR THE TWENTIETH TIME I DON'T REALLY THINK IT WILL HAPPEN, BUT IF DICKEY SHOWS THAT'S THE NIGHT


I understand the ICON value of Clapton and all, but for a great time, I would think that Billy Gibbons and Sonny Landreth onstage with the ABB could be pretty freakin' firey!!! The RTF guys might make for a real interesting night too -- I'd love to hear an Afro Blue and In a Silent Way -- or EGYPT -- with them.


PeachTree - 3/12/2009 at 06:25 PM

Actually, Phish has been playing ABB tunes as early as the mid '80s. As far as a connection, most of the 'modern' (which I guess means ~45 yrs old, bahah) players have generally played with Warren in the past - and I feel he's the pull here. There's a excellent video with Trey and Warren together on youtube....an ~8 min. discussion of improv music, and then some really nice musical interaction. Phish is not up for discussion here, but 2 of their most accomplished musicians are - no noodles this weekend in Hampton, and Page was clearly the MVP during their 12 hours of performances - I'd love to see either of them tonight or later down the road.


porkchopbob - 3/12/2009 at 06:28 PM

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if this runs true to prediction, I have no qualms about saying that I am totally underwhelmed.
With the exception of Eric Clapton, I'd rather just hear the Brothers rip it up w/out any special guests. "Kid Rock" would be enough to make me leave. Weir and Lesh are like watching concrete dry, and somebody tell me what Trey Anastasio has to do with brother Duane.

I can't wait for the West Coast shows, where I can just close my eyes and listen to the band transport me to another place, without all the fanfare.


You know, BIGV, I thought I would be the only one to think that. I know there are a lot of shows left, and Taj and Levon were nice surprises (which I unfortunately missed by a day), but with all of the hype about guests, this list doesn't seem any more incredible (save for Clapton, if that does happen) than any other year. That could be just because they have always managed to get great guests over the past few years, but I was expecting the Muscle Schoals rhythm section, Talton/Boyer, the Kingpins again or something, not Cheryl Crow and Kid Rock. I'm just speaking about the guests, the shows are still about the band, that's why I bought tickets and I'm still looking forward to them blowing the roof off of the place.


DerekFromCincinnati - 3/12/2009 at 06:29 PM

I'm hearing of a couple of southern boys for the 17th.


bird72 - 3/12/2009 at 06:38 PM

A) Allmans + Phish = Cringe

B) Allmans + Phish = Jump Off Cliff

C) Allmans + Phish = All The End Of World Prophecies Were Right

I can't decide.......................


DuaneFan56 - 3/12/2009 at 06:39 PM

Personally I would take the guys from Phish by a landslide over Gary Rossington and Kid Rock. At least Trey and Page can flat out Jam. Also, although I do have lots of respect for Johnny Winter, he has been one of the few Beacon guests over the years that actually brought the energy level down a notch or two. He may have been a good player in his prime, but his best days were long ago and can no longer hang with guys like Derek and Warren. Johnny and Dickey might be a good fit, but he's not good with The ABB. I feel very badly for his condition, but he just doesn't cut it in a high-level Big band situation like the Brothers. I would gladly take a few songs with John Scofield, Robben Ford, Jimmy Herring or Larry Campbell waaaaaay over Johnny Winter at this point.


BIGV - 3/12/2009 at 06:43 PM

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Actually, Phish has been playing ABB tunes as early as the mid '80s. As far as a connection, most of the 'modern' (which I guess means ~45 yrs old, bahah) players have generally played with Warren in the past - and I feel he's the pull here.


"The 80's?".... ""Warren is the pull here"...I was under the impression that this run was to honor Brother Duane!

The Eighties?...Once again, Somebody explain the connection of Trey (the noodler) Anastasio To DUANE ALLMAN


PeachTree - 3/12/2009 at 06:54 PM

....probably the same as other guests during these few weeks - not much. A tribute to Duane, yes, and I think it would be ridiculous to think that there's going to be zero degrees of separation to that point during the course of events. Boz and Clapton are no brainers. Trey - not so much, but I think he stands as a pivotal guitar player for the current generation, and understands the history.


kdick - 3/12/2009 at 06:58 PM

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....probably the same as other guests during these few weeks - not much. A tribute to Duane, yes, and I think it would be ridiculous to think that there's going to be zero degrees of separation to that point during the course of events. Boz and Clapton are no brainers. Trey - not so much, but I think he stands as a pivotal guitar player for the current generation, and understands the history


I wouldn't put TA anywhere near Derek or Warren in regard to being a pivotal guitar for the current generation. Phish are a marginal cover band at best.......


BIGV - 3/12/2009 at 07:00 PM

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....probably the same as other guests during these few weeks - not much. A tribute to Duane, yes, and I think it would be ridiculous to think that there's going to be zero degrees of separation to that point during the course of events. Boz and Clapton are no brainers. Trey - not so much, but I think he stands as a pivotal guitar player for the current generation, and understands the history.



That may be, but as an Allman Brothers Band fan since 1972-73. Trey Anastasio has as much value to me as the Peso. Zip. Nada. "If" I wanted to see and hear this "pivotal guitar player for the current generation" as you put it.."noodle"..I'd fork out the $$$ and go see Phish.

And I know, It's more room for you....lol.. But if Trey came out after I had paid to see the Brothers... I would boo, then exit.


squabs217 - 3/12/2009 at 07:03 PM

Sorry to be a kill-joy , but the special guests seem to be drawing more interest and speculation than what dusty gem might be revived and worked back into the set lists . Don't misunderstand , I'm a fan of almost all of the guests , and realize that they show up at the Beacon because of long-running association with the ABB . But I'm hoping the whole "Who's gonna show up tonight ?" thing has lost all of it's steam by the time Wanee rolls around .

I guess I consider myself to be an ABB purist , and look forward to what THEY might do to excite the crowd rather than bring someone in to make things interesting .

Someone walking out to play with the band on nearly every song has lost almost all of it's appeal to me . It's almost become a distraction . Sure , if I were a musician asked to join them for a number I'd jump at the chance ! But I'm not . I'm the dude saving my pennies right now to get through the gates at S.O.S. Music Park on June 5th .

I'm a big fan of improvisation , but not so much top-notch guys like Haynes having to direct traffic while on stage . I'm 100% sure no one cares for my .02 , but these are just some thoughts I've had since the who's who hype started some time back . Allow me this ... Would you rather hear All Night Train again , or The Weight w/ so and so on 3rd or 4th guitar ?

[Edited on 3/12/2009 by squabs217]


BIGV - 3/12/2009 at 07:05 PM

quote:
Sorry to be a kill-jkoy , but the special guests seem to be drawing more interest and speculation than what dusty gem might be revived and worked back into the set lists . Don't misunderstand , I'm a fan of almost all of the guests , and realize that they show up at the Beacon because of long-running association with the ABB . But I'm hoping the whole "Who's gonna show up tonight ?" thing has lost all of it's steam by the time Wanee rolls around .

I guess I consider myself to be an ABB purist , and look forward to what THEY might do to excite the crowd rather than bring someone in to make things interesting .

Someone walking out to play with the band on nearly every song has lost almost all of it's appeal to me . It's almost become a distraction . Sure , if I were a musician asked to join them for a number I'd jump at the chance ! But I'm not . I'm the dude saving my pennies right now to get through the gates at S.O.S. Music Park on June 5th .

I'm a big fan of improvisation , but not so much top-notch guys like Haynes having to direct traffic while on stage . I'm 100% sure no one cares for my .02 , but these are just some thoughts I've had since the who's who hype started some time back . Allow me this ... Would you rather hear All Night Train again , or The Weight w/ so and so on 3rd or 4th guitar ?



Nice post. I agree


HerringinNC - 3/12/2009 at 07:07 PM

quote:
I'm hearing of a couple of southern boys for the 17th.



jimmy h and jack pearson??


Buppalo1 - 3/12/2009 at 07:10 PM

Talton and Boyer?


Soulshine99 - 3/12/2009 at 07:19 PM

Confirmed. Trey & Page tonight.


majordan - 3/12/2009 at 07:37 PM

I would think Butch's comment about the worlds 2 greatest bass players = Oteil and Stanley Clarke


JimSheridan - 3/12/2009 at 07:40 PM

I would love to see Trey - I think he is a MONSTER player, and Phish is certainly the most iconic of the jam bands that were so inspired by the ABB and GD.

That being said, I'd still prefer Mick Taylor.


susea - 3/12/2009 at 07:49 PM

quote:
Talton and Boyer?



I am hoping this for the 21st seeing how Tommy is playin' the HTN party!


crazy_fingers - 3/12/2009 at 07:54 PM

quote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phAQzMpNnnY

'nuff said 8-)


From my favorite Boz album!

Along with "...Dime", I'm hoping for "Time"!

Or even the sweetness of "Sierra"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDeTu6rpN-4&feature=related

IMO, Boz is one of THE GREATEST vocalists of our time, with a voice as smooth as silk!


JTuna - 3/12/2009 at 08:09 PM

3/21 - TBD
3/23 - TBD
Dickey Betts both nights. Should be outstanding. Just got a call from the Betts tour in Milwaukee.


lolasdeb - 3/12/2009 at 08:39 PM

This would be wonderful, JTuna. Hope that one comes true for sure.


revonah - 3/12/2009 at 08:45 PM

on the
21st he's in Minn.?


emr - 3/12/2009 at 08:46 PM

3/21 - TBD
3/23 - TBD
Dickey Betts both nights. Should be outstanding. Just got a call from the Betts tour in Milwaukee.


DICKEY HAS A SHOW ON 3/21 IN MINNESOTA. IF HE'D WALK OUT ON HIS FANS LIKE THAT MAYBE THE FAX WAS JUSTIFIED


gondicar - 3/12/2009 at 08:54 PM

The rumor mill is crankin'...this is fun! This is the latest to land in my email box...again, 3rd hand, could be totally fake, I have not idea (although WheresEric.com reported in January that the final Australia show was being rescheduled from Wednesday, March 11 to Tuesday, March 10 due to "a touring change"...even if he were going back to Ohio for the week to rest up and showing up at the Beacon on the 19th/20th, there would have been no reason for him to reschedule Tuesday's show in Australia by a mere one day...unless he needed to be in NYC to jam with ABB tonight!)...


I went to see my friend's band play at Buddy Guy Legends tonight in Chicago. Who was there but Buddy himself. Having cocktails at the bar, talkin' with a few younger ladies. He had a shot or two.....then he hit the stage. Played 2 tunes (1 on vox & 1 on guitar/vox). Unreal. Thank God I live in Chicago.

Anyways, ALLMAN BROTHERS RELATED MATERIAL:

I was standing right next to him by the bar after he perfomed & he said 'Yeah man, tomorrow night (03/12) I'm playing with Eric Clapton and the Allman Brothers at the Beacon in New York.'

.....nobody caught it b/c nobody in the vicinity digs the Allmans (except me!!). Nevertheless, unless this is a previously released rumor then I do believe I had some privileged insider info.

EDIT: LMFAO!! I see that this has been posted/discussed in its own thread in this very forum already! Funny how email makes these rumors go full circle so quickly!! Ok, so sorry for reposting...though I'd leave it here just for the humor of it. If you are going to the show tonight I'm sure it will be great not matter who does or doesn't show up to jam with the boys!

[Edited on 3/12/2009 by gondicar]


gondicar - 3/12/2009 at 09:02 PM

quote:
Sorry to be a kill-joy , but the special guests seem to be drawing more interest and speculation than what dusty gem might be revived and worked back into the set lists . Don't misunderstand , I'm a fan of almost all of the guests , and realize that they show up at the Beacon because of long-running association with the ABB . But I'm hoping the whole "Who's gonna show up tonight ?" thing has lost all of it's steam by the time Wanee rolls around .



I appreciate your sentiment and understand where you are coming from. Seems to me that the whole guest rumor mill thing is pretty much a Beacon phenomenon and that's ok with me. But even with all the rumors flying around, I don't think anyone here has lost sight of the fact that getting to see/hear Gregg, Butch, Jaimoe, Warren, Derek, Oteil and Mark light it up is really what it is all about!


emr - 3/12/2009 at 09:07 PM

Can't imagine EC would have changed the date to jam a specific night. Not to say he couldn;t show, but it would be effect not cause. The ABB would surely accomodate him. It's not like he's trying out for the band.

But, if he plays this early in the run we have 2 weeks to drop a notch in excitement.

And, the Boz Scagg and Bonnie Bramlett websites must have been a plot.

PAUL IS DEAD, DUANE AND BERRY ARE ALIVE. DICKIE BETTS DOESN'T OWN A FAX. THIS IS GETTING LIKE THE CIA


revonah - 3/12/2009 at 09:11 PM

i love the special guest aspect of the beacon
and the ABB in general. warren directing traffic
is a beautiful thing to witness. the mega smiles
on everyones face when Taj was running in
place during "leavin' trunk" was priceless.
the respect shown the ABB by the members
of Los Lobos was impressive. it all good, hollywood!
i will say i'm not sure about kid rock showing up?


salgorf - 3/12/2009 at 09:33 PM

quote:
I appreciate your sentiment and understand where you are coming from. Seems to me that the whole guest rumor mill thing is pretty much a Beacon phenomenon and that's ok with me. But even with all the rumors flying around, I don't think anyone here has lost sight of the fact that getting to see/hear Gregg, Butch, Jaimoe, Warren, Derek, Oteil and Mark light it up is really what it is all about!



Amen

Finally a decent reply i can get behind. Lets not lose sight of the fact that all of these 'guests' are getting on the ABB's stage, not the other way around.
I'm not a Phish fan either but those fellas are oozing with talent and I'm sure Trey can assimilate just fine and find some nitch in the brilliance that is live Allman Brothers.

Those jazz cats ... underwhelming??? The world of improvisation, inspiration and experimentation, well thats a world that guys like Chick Corea have lived in their entire musical lives.

We will get another brilliant tour this summer where the ABB status quo, and God bless them for it, will remind us of all things LOVE.

But this is different innit? Or so I've been told. This is the Beacon run, a kind of exclusive, one-of-a-kind party for 2800 or so people for over half of the month of March in the sickest metropolis in the world.

And all of this discourse with the guests and their relation to Duane Allman is puzzling. If this was so staunch a tribute to DA than the guy that should be there everynight is that guy who sits down and plays wearing the beret from the early/middle 90's because from my experience, his sound most reminded me of Duanes, but thats neither here nor there.
Lets be honest, this thing has been a tribute to Duane since he passed ...

This will be my first Beacon visit after seeing them every year since my first show in I think 1993. **** I love this band ... I cannot wait, I'm experiencing breathing problems just reading all the posts, I hope I make it to next week.


squabs217 - 3/12/2009 at 09:51 PM

quote:
quote:
I appreciate your sentiment and understand where you are coming from. Seems to me that the whole guest rumor mill thing is pretty much a Beacon phenomenon and that's ok with me. But even with all the rumors flying around, I don't think anyone here has lost sight of the fact that getting to see/hear Gregg, Butch, Jaimoe, Warren, Derek, Oteil and Mark light it up is really what it is all about!



Amen

Finally a decent reply i can get behind. Lets not lose sight of the fact that all of these 'guests' are getting on the ABB's stage, not the other way around.
I'm not a Phish fan either but those fellas are oozing with talent and I'm sure Trey can assimilate just fine and find some nitch in the brilliance that is live Allman Brothers.

Those jazz cats ... underwhelming??? The world of improvisation, inspiration and experimentation, well thats a world that guys like Chick Corea have lived in their entire musical lives.

We will get another brilliant tour this summer where the ABB status quo, and God bless them for it, will remind us of all things LOVE.

But this is different innit? Or so I've been told. This is the Beacon run, a kind of exclusive, one-of-a-kind party for 2800 or so people for over half of the month of March in the sickest metropolis in the world.

And all of this discourse with the guests and their relation to Duane Allman is puzzling. If this was so staunch a tribute to DA than the guy that should be there everynight is that guy who sits down and plays wearing the beret from the early/middle 90's because from my experience, his sound most reminded me of Duanes, but thats neither here nor there.
Lets be honest, this thing has been a tribute to Duane since he passed ...

This will be my first Beacon visit after seeing them every year since my first show in I think 1993. **** I love this band ... I cannot wait, I'm experiencing breathing problems just reading all the posts, I hope I make it to next week.


If the special guest stuff ended with the Beacon , I wouldn't open my mouth . The last Wanee that Gregg Allman WAS at was a revolving door of bassists on damn near every tune . It so happens I like all of them ... with their respective bands ! Burbridge took in a good portion of the show on the sidelines . That can't be blamed on his then-injured knee because he played his rump off with his band earlier that day .

Speaking for the shows I've attended over the last few years , this has become the norm . There's nothing very special about a "special guest" when it's expected rather than a surprise . I'll keep on going to ABB shows in hopes they'll remember why THEY are the greatest band to ever come out of the U.S. and play shows like they did before the " I heard Clapton's coming " phenomenon .


TheOtherOne - 3/12/2009 at 10:06 PM

Trey is better than Warren at guitar. TECHNICALLY speaking. If you know music theory you can listen back to the shows and hear him using really really advanced stuff off the top of his head. Plus there's his composed parts of songs like You Enjoy Myself, Reba, Guyute etc. There's no doubting he's a talented guitar player.

Warren is more along the lines of a singer/songwriter/"soul man". He's got lots of soul and lots of ability. It depends on what your cup of tea is.

If I remember correctly there was a show in March 96 where Gregg couldn't play because of back problems (?) so Page came in at the last minute and covered for him. He probably had to learn the setlist pretty freakin quick in order to pull that off.


Jpick - 3/12/2009 at 10:12 PM

Losaleb, it sounds like you are a true fan of the greats. I am glad to hear that true music lovers can find common ground when it comes to to people like the ABB, Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs, Bob Dylan, and The Band. I have been a true music lover and a collector for about 40 years. (I'm only 51) I have music in my collection from just about every style, (no Rap) sorry thats just not music, and there certainly are a lot of choices. I listen to all styles and recognize the "greats" that every style has to offer. I think that most people on this site recognize how fortunate we are to still have an Allman Brothers Band that is relevant, not just a cover band like so many of the 70's bands still out there. Now, when you get to add to the ABB shows like this Beacon Run, with folks like Boz Scaggs, Levon Helm , Taj Mahal, and hopefully, Clapton, Bobby Whitlock, and the other people who are sure to show. Wow! I'd say that we are very blessed. Any seconds?


Jpick - 3/12/2009 at 10:15 PM

I am sorry! I spelled your name wrong lolasdeb. No disrespect intended.

J.P.


mulefool - 3/12/2009 at 11:00 PM

Butch said " No guests on March 26th" just straight Allmans. Because it the official 40th anniversary


emr - 3/12/2009 at 11:03 PM

I read that. Just part of me is hoping that Dickey and Chuck are considered brothers. Hell, Warre, Derek, Oteill and Marc weren't there in 1969. Either way, however, that show will be special and I'll be in the 7th row


crazy_fingers - 3/12/2009 at 11:06 PM

quote:
Butch said " No guests on March 26th" just straight Allmans. Because it the official 40th anniversary


Butch has also said that Dickey had been invited!

Just sayin'!


PauliG - 3/13/2009 at 03:39 AM

Did you guys catch Gregg singing a harmony ABOVE Warren on the "blues is alright" tag at the end of "Statesboro"? Awesome... Very cool. Wow!


lolasdeb - 3/13/2009 at 03:59 AM

Well, I was waiting for Boz tonight but I'm guessing he'll be there some other night instead. The show tonight was amazing imo. The Buddy, Trey, and Paige sit-ins were great!!!


sulla - 3/13/2009 at 07:11 PM

I saw Dickey last night in Milwaukee, and my guess is he will not be a guest.
Just a feeling.

Show was great BTW. What a great venue. Small vegas style seating. I had no idea that venue was setup like that.

I have seen all versions of all these great musicians many, many of times over many many years.
One common thought comes to my mind after seeing either the recent ABB, or the recent Dickey and it is only an opinion and a judgement in personal preference.

Dickey Betts is better with the ABB.
The ABB are better with Dickey.


Stagerli - 3/13/2009 at 09:54 PM

quote:
Ok, this make not be worth anything, but a guy I work with told me that tonight's guests (Thu 3/12) will be Trey and Page from Phish...he also told me that the guy who gave him this info got his info from someone else a few weeks ago...see below...given that this "source" was right on for the first two nights, it will be interesting to see if his other info is correct as the run goes on...note Clapton is slated for not just one but TWO nights(!!!)...here is what I was just sent...if nothing else it is more grist for the rumor mill I guess...

My original source has now posted this:



The guy sent me this info two weeks ago and he is right on so far. Here are the other sit-ins:

3/09 - Levon Helm, Taj Mahal
3/10 - Johnny Winter, Los Lobos
3/12 - Trey & Page
3/13 - Boz Scaggs
3/14 - Chick Corea, Lenny White, and possibly Stanley Clarke
3/16 - John Hammond, Bonnie Brownlett (or something close to that) --->Bonnie Bramlett from Delany & Bonnie Very Cool!!!
3/18 - Sheryl Crow
3/19 - Clapton
3/20 - Clapton
3/21 - TBD
3/23 - TBD
3/24 - Billy Gibbons, Sonny Landreth
3/27 - Gary Rossington, Ivan Neville, possibly Kid Rock
3/28 - Weir & Lesh. I also heard it will Kreutzmann and possibly Hart as well Who knows?




Bonnie Bramlett from Delany & Bonnie Very Cool!!!


sixty8 - 3/13/2009 at 10:18 PM

quote:
Trey is better than Warren at guitar. TECHNICALLY speaking.
quote:


Trey is undoubtedly a very talented player and I like him with Phish, but to say he is a better player than Warren technically or not is just crazy in my opinion. Trey is great in the jamming style he plays but Warren masters many more styles than Trey could ever come close to. Like I said, I like Trey but lets hear him rip up some blues or play some slide. Warren is way more diversified IMO.


davefr - 3/14/2009 at 02:17 AM

i am going 3/26-whose supposed to show up that night?

wish i was going 3/28!


mikev - 3/14/2009 at 03:07 AM

Well so far so good
I know Dumpstahfunk is playing a late night show
on that Friday nite 3/27, so Ivan Neville isa pretty logical choice , but Kid Rock
please no, let's not even joke there. Now I did see him do a number with some Montgomery Gentry and Merle Haggard which that sounded really cool, but besdies that
don't care to see his mug on stage with the brothers. Of course Gary Rossington will be fun to see rip it up.

One question though re: 3/26? if Butch had stated no guests on Thursday 3/26, would Dickey be considered a guest? , seeing he is a 'Historic Member'

[Edited on 3/14/2009 by mikev]


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