The Allman Brothers Band

After Derek warmed up the crowd with his excellent opening set, I felt that this show had the potential to be a special one,and as always the Bro’s did not disappoint ! What an awesum job, thanks guys ! This band has really come together strong,and hopefully the momentum will continue to grow, until every person who wants to see,hear,& feel what real rock & roll is all about,has the chance to see at least one ABB performance. This was my fourth and final show of the summer. When the tour schedule was released I was a little disappointed to see my hometown Richmond Va didn’t make the cut,but that was no surprize because good concerts are few & far between in this city,so as usual I made plans accordingly and took a road trip to down to Charlotte,Raleigh,& Va Beach,each show was great in it’s own right,but the band really gets pumped up for Raleigh each year,and for my 10th trip there to see them,this year was one of the best. The Salem show was the first time in those past ten years that I have seen the whole band play an indoor venue,and that in itself was enough reason for me to make the 3 hour drive out there! Man I am glad I went!! This was one of the best shows I have ever seen,bar none!! Two and a half hours of the sweet sounds of Warren & Derek trading licks,Butch,Jaimoe,& Mark never missed a beat,even as Mark scrambled back to conga’s turning the kettle drums back over to Butch,nice work guys! Oteil’s solo is a great idea because many people still don’t know what a great talent he is,Berry & Alan are hard acts to follow,but he is earning everyones respect and deserves every bit of it !! Greg has never sounded better to me!! Even if he isn’t feeling 100% he can still belt out a tune in his distinctive voice that rings so pure that alot of other so called vocalist wouldn’t even be able to carry his sweat towel much less a tune!! His organ solos were crisp and blended perfectly…..all in all you would have to give this show an A+ But that is the same thing I have said about the last 50 or so shows I have seen the ABB play…another great job guys!!! Hope it was as fun for you as it was for me!!! Can’t hardly wait for next summer!!! Going to first Gov’t Mule show 10/10 should be another fun time and the hardest working man in rock&roll Warren Haynes gets better every time I hear him play…hope to see some of you other PEACH HEADS there…peace..DWT