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  posted on 3/24/2014 at 02:30 PM
Spent $4000 to come all the way from Norway to see ABB in New York, tickets airtickets, hotel ++. So grateful that Gregg was performing, would have been a great blow to us if he had not been there. And the shows were great, specially on the 15th.

 

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  posted on 3/24/2014 at 03:28 PM
I was at the Friday night show and I was blown away. I thought the show was one of the best I have seen and much better than the last Beacon show I attended several years ago. Iím really curious to know what other people thought of the March 21 show and which show people think has been the best of the run and compared to past years.
 

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  posted on 3/24/2014 at 04:17 PM
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Iím really curious to know what other people thought of the March 21 show




it was my birthday.......

and a great show.......i thought at least....

 

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  posted on 3/24/2014 at 06:16 PM
Was at both Fri./Sat. shows and while good filler.I wouldn't put those in my favs.catagory.Sat.was stronger,but to just was lacking,IMO

not baggin on anyone,as I think they worked through a difficult situation


[Edited on 3/24/2014 by rongabbard]

 

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  posted on 3/24/2014 at 06:31 PM
Iím really curious to know what other people thought of the March 21 show and which show people think has been the best of the run and compared to past years.


I was at the Friday March 21 show as well and also Saturday night. I completely agree that Friday was one of the best I have seen over the years. I have been at shows since the early 70's. The Friday show had a tight setlist that just sailed through the Beacon. Highlights were opening with Mtn. Jam and going into Stateboro Blues. Kofi Burbridge and Ron Barraco on keyboards were a lot of fun. They were good. The play list which you can find online just played one favorite after another. Devon Allman sang lead on One Way Out. He along with Derek and Warren and Bernie Mardston (from UK-friend of Warren) put 4 lead guitars on stage for that song. When Oteil bumped Butch on the drum kit, Butch played the timpani and there were 4 percussionists pounding out the rhythms. Other highlights were Jessica- Ron Barraco went nuts on the piano and Elizabeth Reed. It was the best version of that I have ever heard. Both Jessica and Elizabeth Reed went on and on.

Saturday night seemed to start slower with less well known songs. But Jimmy Hall came out and sang through the show and could still belt out a good song. Same keyboard players and Susan Tedeschi both nights. Once they got going it was a good show. I just thought Friday was so damn good.

I missed seeing Greg but there is nothing you can do. I too traveled down from northern Vermont where we still have 3 feet of snow. I was thrilled to be there.

 

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  posted on 3/25/2014 at 08:25 AM
Yes it was a good show. But it is not the show we paid for. I had a great time but I still think they owe us a refund or at least tickets to another show.
 

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  posted on 3/25/2014 at 09:23 AM
I have seen more than 200 ABB shows and consider myself one of the biggest GA fans around - last Friday (3/21) was my second show on this year's Beacon run. I had seen the previous Friday night's show and enjoyed it tremendously, although Gregg was late on some verses and did look somewhat confused at points. That being said, I am grateful very time I see the man perform and firmly believe he is one of the, if not the, greatest white blues singer to walk this earth.

on the 21st I'm sitting 6th Row Center and as the theater lights are going down I see Gregg is not behind the Hammond B-3. A guy in front of me says he is ill and not playing tonight and my heart sinks - no GA? How could this be? I've paid all this money to sit close and not see what I really wanted to see? Warren makes the announcement that Gregg has bronchitis and all is confirmed.

Those feelings of anger and confusion were quickly dissipated as you could see Warren and Derek getting locked in on Mountain Jam. Statesboro Blues is up next with Warren on lead vocals and, although obviously a different type of vocalist than Gregg, Warren is in total control and there is an energy transcending across the stage - like they knew they all had to step up there game to draw the crowd in.

Every Hungry Woman (again Warren on vocals), Stand Back (w/ Susan on vocals) and a 1st Set closing Jessica made me appreciate what these guys do - as disappointed as I was initially that GA was not there, I quickly realized that I was witnessing up close the best guitar duo in the business. Hands down.

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  posted on 3/25/2014 at 10:02 AM
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I was witnessing up close the best guitar duo in the business. Hands down.


And, at this point, that (along with this rhythm section) is what I will miss the most.

 

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  posted on 3/25/2014 at 06:07 PM
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I have seen more than 200 ABB shows and consider myself one of the biggest GA fans around - last Friday (3/21) was my second show on this year's Beacon run. I had seen the previous Friday night's show and enjoyed it tremendously, although Gregg was late on some verses and did look somewhat confused at points. That being said, I am grateful very time I see the man perform and firmly believe he is one of the, if not the, greatest white blues singer to walk this earth.

on the 21st I'm sitting 6th Row Center and as the theater lights are going down I see Gregg is not behind the Hammond B-3. A guy in front of me says he is ill and not playing tonight and my heart sinks - no GA? How could this be? I've paid all this money to sit close and not see what I really wanted to see? Warren makes the announcement that Gregg has bronchitis and all is confirmed.

Those feelings of anger and confusion were quickly dissipated as you could see Warren and Derek getting locked in on Mountain Jam. Statesboro Blues is up next with Warren on lead vocals and, although obviously a different type of vocalist than Gregg, Warren is in total control and there is an energy transcending across the stage - like they knew they all had to step up there game to draw the crowd in.

Every Hungry Woman (again Warren on vocals), Stand Back (w/ Susan on vocals) and a 1st Set closing Jessica made me appreciate what these guys do - as disappointed as I was initially that GA was not there, I quickly realized that I was witnessing up close the best guitar duo in the business. Hands down.

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  posted on 3/25/2014 at 06:50 PM
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I have seen more than 200 ABB shows and consider myself one of the biggest GA fans around - last Friday (3/21) was my second show on this year's Beacon run. I had seen the previous Friday night's show and enjoyed it tremendously, although Gregg was late on some verses and did look somewhat confused at points. That being said, I am grateful very time I see the man perform and firmly believe he is one of the, if not the, greatest white blues singer to walk this earth.

on the 21st I'm sitting 6th Row Center and as the theater lights are going down I see Gregg is not behind the Hammond B-3. A guy in front of me says he is ill and not playing tonight and my heart sinks - no GA? How could this be? I've paid all this money to sit close and not see what I really wanted to see? Warren makes the announcement that Gregg has bronchitis and all is confirmed.

Those feelings of anger and confusion were quickly dissipated as you could see Warren and Derek getting locked in on Mountain Jam. Statesboro Blues is up next with Warren on lead vocals and, although obviously a different type of vocalist than Gregg, Warren is in total control and there is an energy transcending across the stage - like they knew they all had to step up there game to draw the crowd in.

Every Hungry Woman (again Warren on vocals), Stand Back (w/ Susan on vocals) and a 1st Set closing Jessica made me appreciate what these guys do - as disappointed as I was initially that GA was not there, I quickly realized that I was witnessing up close the best guitar duo in the business. Hands down.

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  posted on 3/25/2014 at 11:05 PM
Bam.

Let's be honest; is Gregg in his real prime? I don't think many people would say so.

Warren and Derek are, though.

You can continue to see Gregg play many of these songs with his own band, and in fact when you see his band, you will get MUCH more Gregg than you get with the ABB, if that is what you want.

However, if your vision of the ABB rests largely on two tremendous guitar players slicing out enormous chunks of the cosmos when they play together, then it is the end of the Warren-and-Derek tandem that will not be so easily replaced. And if you got to see them lead the band last weekend, you caught lightning.

 

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  posted on 3/26/2014 at 12:00 AM
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I was at the Friday night show and I was blown away. I thought the show was one of the best I have seen and much better than the last Beacon show I attended several years ago. Iím really curious to know what other people thought of the March 21 show and which show people think has been the best of the run and compared to past years.


Leaving the last two shows out of the equation, what is the consensus about the best of rest? Many people have praised the first two shows when Gregg was in good form and the band was playing really well. I usually buy 4 shows from each Beacon run (never had the privilege of attending in person). What do people think are the 4 shows to buy?

 

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  posted on 3/26/2014 at 11:11 AM
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I have seen more than 200 ABB shows and consider myself one of the biggest GA fans around - last Friday (3/21) was my second show on this year's Beacon run. I had seen the previous Friday night's show and enjoyed it tremendously, although Gregg was late on some verses and did look somewhat confused at points. That being said, I am grateful very time I see the man perform and firmly believe he is one of the, if not the, greatest white blues singer to walk this earth.

on the 21st I'm sitting 6th Row Center and as the theater lights are going down I see Gregg is not behind the Hammond B-3. A guy in front of me says he is ill and not playing tonight and my heart sinks - no GA? How could this be? I've paid all this money to sit close and not see what I really wanted to see? Warren makes the announcement that Gregg has bronchitis and all is confirmed.

Those feelings of anger and confusion were quickly dissipated as you could see Warren and Derek getting locked in on Mountain Jam. Statesboro Blues is up next with Warren on lead vocals and, although obviously a different type of vocalist than Gregg, Warren is in total control and there is an energy transcending across the stage - like they knew they all had to step up there game to draw the crowd in.

Every Hungry Woman (again Warren on vocals), Stand Back (w/ Susan on vocals) and a 1st Set closing Jessica made me appreciate what these guys do - as disappointed as I was initially that GA was not there, I quickly realized that I was witnessing up close the best guitar duo in the business. Hands down.

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I'll second that, we did get to witnessing the best guitar duo in the business right now, I'm a hugh Derek fan but when you put Derek and Warren together there's nothing better. Thanks for the post 1966.

[Edited on 3/26/2014 by ratdog2112]

 

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  posted on 3/26/2014 at 06:33 PM
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I have seen more than 200 ABB shows and consider myself one of the biggest GA fans around - last Friday (3/21) was my second show on this year's Beacon run. I had seen the previous Friday night's show and enjoyed it tremendously, although Gregg was late on some verses and did look somewhat confused at points. That being said, I am grateful very time I see the man perform and firmly believe he is one of the, if not the, greatest white blues singer to walk this earth.

on the 21st I'm sitting 6th Row Center and as the theater lights are going down I see Gregg is not behind the Hammond B-3. A guy in front of me says he is ill and not playing tonight and my heart sinks - no GA? How could this be? I've paid all this money to sit close and not see what I really wanted to see? Warren makes the announcement that Gregg has bronchitis and all is confirmed.

Those feelings of anger and confusion were quickly dissipated as you could see Warren and Derek getting locked in on Mountain Jam. Statesboro Blues is up next with Warren on lead vocals and, although obviously a different type of vocalist than Gregg, Warren is in total control and there is an energy transcending across the stage - like they knew they all had to step up there game to draw the crowd in.

Every Hungry Woman (again Warren on vocals), Stand Back (w/ Susan on vocals) and a 1st Set closing Jessica made me appreciate what these guys do - as disappointed as I was initially that GA was not there, I quickly realized that I was witnessing up close the best guitar duo in the business. Hands down.

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Amen.

 

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  posted on 3/26/2014 at 06:36 PM
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I have seen more than 200 ABB shows and consider myself one of the biggest GA fans around - last Friday (3/21) was my second show on this year's Beacon run. I had seen the previous Friday night's show and enjoyed it tremendously, although Gregg was late on some verses and did look somewhat confused at points. That being said, I am grateful very time I see the man perform and firmly believe he is one of the, if not the, greatest white blues singer to walk this earth.

on the 21st I'm sitting 6th Row Center and as the theater lights are going down I see Gregg is not behind the Hammond B-3. A guy in front of me says he is ill and not playing tonight and my heart sinks - no GA? How could this be? I've paid all this money to sit close and not see what I really wanted to see? Warren makes the announcement that Gregg has bronchitis and all is confirmed.

Those feelings of anger and confusion were quickly dissipated as you could see Warren and Derek getting locked in on Mountain Jam. Statesboro Blues is up next with Warren on lead vocals and, although obviously a different type of vocalist than Gregg, Warren is in total control and there is an energy transcending across the stage - like they knew they all had to step up there game to draw the crowd in.

Every Hungry Woman (again Warren on vocals), Stand Back (w/ Susan on vocals) and a 1st Set closing Jessica made me appreciate what these guys do - as disappointed as I was initially that GA was not there, I quickly realized that I was witnessing up close the best guitar duo in the business. Hands down.

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your still missing the point. the rest of the shows got postponed, why not those?







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  posted on 3/30/2014 at 08:26 AM
3/21 an absolutlely brilliant display of individual and collective musicianship...One of the best Beacon (or ABB in general) shows I have seen in last decade (and as benchmark I have attendance at a Feb 71 show the original lineup and the Chuck/Lamar lineup June 73 at their peak)
 

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  posted on 4/1/2014 at 12:49 PM
I was pretty disappointed when Warren made the announcement. I had some people with me that had never seen the ABB before, but by the end of the night they all agreed it was one of the best shows they had ever seen!

 

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  posted on 4/1/2014 at 01:23 PM
i honestly hope that they make an announcement soon. pretty annoying have tickets to a show with no date..... if they are gonna cancel those dates then itd be nice to know for those of us with money tied up in tickets..... they arent exactly cheap
 

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  posted on 4/1/2014 at 07:20 PM
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I have seen more than 200 ABB shows and consider myself one of the biggest GA fans around - last Friday (3/21) was my second show on this year's Beacon run. I had seen the previous Friday night's show and enjoyed it tremendously, although Gregg was late on some verses and did look somewhat confused at points. That being said, I am grateful very time I see the man perform and firmly believe he is one of the, if not the, greatest white blues singer to walk this earth.

on the 21st I'm sitting 6th Row Center and as the theater lights are going down I see Gregg is not behind the Hammond B-3. A guy in front of me says he is ill and not playing tonight and my heart sinks - no GA? How could this be? I've paid all this money to sit close and not see what I really wanted to see? Warren makes the announcement that Gregg has bronchitis and all is confirmed.

Those feelings of anger and confusion were quickly dissipated as you could see Warren and Derek getting locked in on Mountain Jam. Statesboro Blues is up next with Warren on lead vocals and, although obviously a different type of vocalist than Gregg, Warren is in total control and there is an energy transcending across the stage - like they knew they all had to step up there game to draw the crowd in.

Every Hungry Woman (again Warren on vocals), Stand Back (w/ Susan on vocals) and a 1st Set closing Jessica made me appreciate what these guys do - as disappointed as I was initially that GA was not there, I quickly realized that I was witnessing up close the best guitar duo in the business. Hands down.

God Bless The Allman Brothers Band






There are many great moments with any ABB show. Friday, March 21st, the Allman Brothers Band came to play. I was stoked when my brother texted me the playlist, but then downloaded the show and my jaw dropped and that sense of awe has not left me. It was a show with one great moment after another. It didn't stop. Not for 3 hours anyway. It was one of the best shows I've ever heard.

I agree that there is no better combination in music than Derek and Warren (and Oteil). During solos, intros, outros, you almost have to listen to them as one instrument. The rhythm playing can is often just as compelling as the leads.

RE the fact that they have not rescheduled - is no news, bad news in terms of Gregg's health?

 
 


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