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Beacon 3/19/2005

Just before the show, I was stuck listening to a Karen Carpenter CD while enjoying a nice sashimi meal in a Japanese restaurant just down the street a bit before the Beacon. All I could think was that I needed to be rescued with some good blues and rock.

Well, I got that about an hour later.

The band opened with Hot Lanta', getting Karen C. out of my system for good. The band was tight, right from the beginning, as they usually are. Scorching versions of "Done somebody wrong", and "End of the line" shook the balconies. Warren then took over the lead vocals on Maydell, something I hadn't seen before and the result was terrific.

After "Every Hungry Woman", A surprise visit from Susan Tedeschi augmented the next song, "Don't think twice", then husband Derek left the stage while Little Milton came out to play "Feels so bad." Derek returned soon after for a wonderful versiion of "Stormy Monday" with Little Milton sharing the vocals with Gregg. A funny moment ensued when Gregg was about to rip into the organ solo, but Milton started another guitar solo. Derek then took over with his own, leading into Gregg's organ solo at last. The band recovered well, ever the consummate professionals. "The Blues is alright" and "No one left to run with" closed out the first set.

Gregg led off the second set solo, just him and the piano, his gravelly, beautiful voice ringing throughout the room. Then Warren joined him as Gregg strapped on an acoustic guitar, doing a lovely version of Jackson Brown's "These days." Ron Holloways saxophone solo came during the next song, "Liz' Reed" and a pounding, long drum solo followed, just absolutely terrific. Dreams started to mellow the room a bit until searing guitar solos by Derek and Warren tore the place to the rafters. This continue with "Rockin' Horse and "One Way Out." Wow!

The Brothers came out for the Encore, "Whipping Post", and I felt almost drained when it ended.

There is nothing like the Beacon Run, and NYC smiles when the Brothers are in town. And this performance was just another reason why.

Rich Haire
skydog1024@hotmail.com


Added:  Monday, March 21, 2005
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Posted by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2005 - 03:51 PM
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Sorry, but "These Days" was written by Jackson Browne.

Posted by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2005 - 03:51 PM
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Sorry, but "These Days" was written by Jackson Browne.

Posted by TRMGDEAD on Apr 27, 2005 - 11:21 AM
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I hope the moron above me doesn't come next year!!! It has been getting much harder to get tickets the past couple of years and I will gladly take his. This was a great show, not the best of all time, but still a very nice performance. The Elizabeth Reed is looooong and you can't beat a show that also has Dreams and Whipping Post!!!!!!!!!!! See you at Starlake Amphitheater.

Posted by Anonymous on Apr 20, 2005 - 05:27 PM
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These Days is actually a Gregg Allman song that Jackson Browne recorded.

Posted by Anonymous on Apr 07, 2005 - 01:42 PM
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Cool show, Little Milton was awesome!

Posted by Anonymous on Apr 04, 2005 - 08:26 PM
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Wow. You sure you were at the same show?

Posted by Anonymous on Apr 04, 2005 - 12:47 AM
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The worst performance ever..Greg did maybe 2-3 good songs and that was it The rest of the night was gov. mule (not that bad but nothing great) had to walk out way before the show ended. They were much better a year ago at the hilton hotel in Atlantic City,NJ Would'nt wast'e my money agian on them.


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