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  posted on 1/13/2007 at 04:39 PM
For me the worst opening act by far was moe. The best...i dunno, maybe everyone on the closing night at the Fillmore.

 

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  posted on 1/13/2007 at 06:33 PM
I can't think of any opener for ABB that was bad. There were some that I did not care for but none that were the worst.
The worst opener I ever saw was before the Who in 1971. I don't know who they were but I thought they were truly awful.
The best opening act I ever saw was ABB for Johnny Winter And in 1970.

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  posted on 1/25/2007 at 02:28 AM
I've seen the ABB at the Beacon every year since '99....Actualy,I never seen them perform anywhere but the Beacon.I don't recall the ABB ever having an opening act at the Beacon during the Runs I've been to.At other venues an opening band might be cool,but at the Beacon I don't think the crowd needs any "warming-up". The fans are ready for the ABB from the moment they purchase their tickets.I like special guests during the show sometimes though.A special guest star can be a great surprise and add new dimensions and sounds to an already magnificent concert.

 

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  posted on 4/9/2007 at 06:35 PM
i have only seen them with an opening band once, and it was derek trucks band, and it was great. really set me up for an awsome night
 

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  posted on 4/13/2007 at 11:40 AM
I saw a band called Buckeye open for them in '80 or '81 at The Fox. OK band, but I wasn't into their country-rock vibe. moe. was pretty good the times I saw them headline, but when they opened for the Bros--well, they seemed pretty good until the Bros came onstage. Then it occured to me that they were like little kids in comparison. Blues Traveller didn't really have their act together when I saw them open at Chastain Park in '89 or '90. I remember thinking "these guys suck, but the harp player's interesting".

I always wanted to see the original ARU open, but back then ARU was on Capricorn, so no way that was going to happen. I never saw the band Dreams (Billy Cobham, Will Lee, the Breckers, etc), but Jaimoe always said they were a great band to open because they were so good that the Bros had to kick ass just to keep up.

Little Feat in '91 was probably my favorite, though. They were awesome.

 
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  posted on 4/21/2007 at 08:05 PM
Best-Lucinda Williams 1999

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Tie-moe/Bottle Rockets

 

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  posted on 4/22/2007 at 01:59 AM
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Best-Lucinda Williams 1999

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Tie-moe/Bottle Rockets


I'd throw Blues Traveller in there for a 3-way Photo finish.

 

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  posted on 4/22/2007 at 07:14 AM
The Slip stood in for Los Lonely Boys a few years back. Let's just say I'm not a Slip fan
 

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  posted on 5/2/2007 at 11:21 AM
The best:
Little Feat

The worst:
Big Head Todd & The Monsters

...BHT&TM totally bored me to the point I dosed off until their set was over.

 

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  posted on 6/12/2007 at 08:35 AM
Best...Karl Denson's Tiny Universe..2003 summer. Perfect music to get a crowd familiar with themselves and ready for a killer '03 show!...+the Marsalis Gang

 

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  posted on 6/15/2007 at 03:08 PM
Without a doubt the worst opening act I've seen for ABB was Hot Tuna...

 

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  posted on 6/15/2007 at 03:19 PM
Haven't seen many openers for the Brothers over the years. I saw Moe open for them at Nissan a couple years ago and thought they were ok. I've never seen Lucinda Williams open for them and I am thankful. I saw her open for Neil Young once and she was awful. Drunk, stupid, and trite. Not simply a bad performance but an ugly one. (I'm not talking about looks here.) It was like watching a car crash. I've seen Little Feat open and they were pretty good. Maybe the worst openener was Cowboy Mouth at Jazzfest this year. ( I know they technically didn't open for the Brothers but they preceeded the Brothers on the Gentilly Stage.)

 

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  posted on 6/15/2007 at 04:31 PM
Little Feat, Marshall Tucker & The Charlie Daniels Band are among the best. And nothing evil intended, but among the "worst" was Skynyrd with Johnny Van Zandt doing the singing.

 

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  posted on 8/13/2007 at 01:45 PM
dbt this weekend were real bad

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  posted on 8/17/2007 at 07:57 PM
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dbt this weekend were real bad

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Who's dbt?

 

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  posted on 8/17/2007 at 07:57 PM
Back in '93, Albert Collins opened.
 

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  posted on 8/23/2007 at 06:54 PM
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The Drive By Truckers.

I'm a pretty big Truckers fan and in their defense,they are much better in a small room,inside. Patterson Hood kinda drags out his stories at times,but Mike Cooley is great and when you're in a bar watching them rock out it's pretty awesome. They have some great songs and despite what most of their detractors say,it's not all about the Rebel flag and a bottle of Jack Daniel's.



I'm not a big fan, but I have come to like them a good bit. Their performance at VA beach wasn't too impressive. I trust they are better in a small room, and I'd still go to see them in that scenario. JJ Grey and Mofro were better I thought.

Ratdog is a decent opener, but they don't compare to the guys the Allman Brothers played with back in the 70's.

 

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  posted on 8/28/2007 at 09:12 PM
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Without a doubt the worst opening act I've seen for ABB was Hot Tuna...


That's too bad. When was this? Recently? Hot Tuna used to put on a tremendous show. Jorma and Jack could play.

 

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  posted on 1/12/2008 at 12:47 PM
I saw Bob Welch open for them in 1979, he was booed off the stage. [deserved it]
 

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  posted on 1/12/2008 at 01:07 PM
Might have been the late to Mid seventies or the 80's, can't really remember the exact time, But I saw Pat Travers open for Dickey Betts (Might have been the Atlanta is Burning Down Tour) and it was torture. When they finally played "Boom Boom, out go the lights"....and the house lights came on...I think I dropped to my knees and thanked God....

 

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  posted on 1/12/2008 at 01:40 PM
Probably gonna catch some flack over this but it was John Hammond. It was a stadium show back in 73 or 74 and it was about 600 degrees in Royals Stadium. I'm sure that didn't help much.

Best...sure did enjoy the Atlanta show in August 06 with Oteil and dTb opening up.


Ahhh,,,,but maybe what I enjoyed the most was back on the Win Lose or Draw tour when the openers were the Almost Brothers Band ( played with the house lights on ) and then the mighty Dru Lombar and Grinderswitch, Kansas City Downtown Municipal Auditorium.


Saw the Bad to The Bone guy open for them...wasn't real moved.
Rusted Root was a good opener.
Blues Traveler was OK but I was ready for Warren and Dickey and man they smoked Kansas City's beautiful Starlight Theater like a sausage at a Cajun cookout. Probably one of the most enjoyable ABB shows I've seen.

 

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  posted on 1/18/2008 at 10:23 AM
The best opener is no one - An Evening With ...suits me just fine.

Ok, Little Feat were the best I've seen and the worst was Moe, followed very closely by that "Hookah" band whose name escapes me at the moment.

 

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  posted on 2/10/2008 at 03:24 PM
My parents saw the band in 89 I believe and think they said Meatloaf and Johnny Winter opened
 

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  posted on 2/10/2008 at 05:53 PM
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The Drive By Truckers.

I'm a pretty big Truckers fan and in their defense,they are much better in a small room,inside. Patterson Hood kinda drags out his stories at times,but Mike Cooley is great and when you're in a bar watching them rock out it's pretty awesome. They have some great songs and despite what most of their detractors say,it's not all about the Rebel flag and a bottle of Jack Daniel's.



I'm not a big fan, but I have come to like them a good bit. Their performance at VA beach wasn't too impressive. I trust they are better in a small room, and I'd still go to see them in that scenario. JJ Grey and Mofro were better I thought.

Ratdog is a decent opener, but they don't compare to the guys the Allman Brothers played with back in the 70's.



I was at that VA. Beach show and the DBT were AWFUL

 

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  posted on 12/13/2008 at 12:13 AM
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I'd throw Blues Traveller in there for a 3-way Photo finish.


Gotta love that Bobo.

I saw Blues Traveler open once, and they were pretty good.

Then again, Bobo didn't care for the Eagles, so go figure.

 

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