August 24th, 2007 DTE
With pounding rains and tornadoes in the area just before showtime, Detroit welcomed the Brothers with it's usual tip o' the hat. The Robert Randolph Family Band opened up right on time and ripped through a slide guitar filled set that that stood on it's own as well as serving as the perfect primer for the main event. In all my years of going to see the Allman Brothers Band, I've never experienced Midnigt Rider as the opening song. Everybody sounded fantastic! Gregg sounded strong and was acting every bit the ring leader throughout the show. Not enough can be said about the band's journeyman rhythm section...and there's not enough room here to describe how Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks have made this band their own! They ran through what my daughter described as a "greatest hits" set list for the first half of the show, then went off into what a lot (most?) of us go there for...the freewheeling, sometimes obscure solos and jam sessions. The cover of Van Morrison's Into the Mystic was unexpected and and sweetly done. With Robert Randolph coming on at the end to blend in on One Way Out...I don't believe I've ever enjoyed myself more at an Allman Brothers Band concert.
Added: Saturday, August 25, 2007
Reviewer: Joe Schlagheck