Hey there sweet family,
Beacon! Beacon! Beacon! 🙂 🙂 🙂
What a wonderful time the Allman Brothers Band and the Peach Corps are having at The Beacon Theatre in NYC! There are new songs (Afro Blue, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down, Why Does Love Got to be So Sad, and Key to the Highway to name a few), special guests (Thom Doucette, Chris Robinson, Susan Tedeschi, Rob Barraco, Kofi Burbridge, and more), groovy parties (KCJimmy, the Hospitality Sweeties, Left Coast Groovies, Gary Nagle, et al – you’re the best!), surprises (Oteil’s “Hotel Shot” gig with Lamdog and the Peach Corps Choir, Marsha Marsha Marsha’s excellent adventure on Weekend Today, and an a-may-zen-ly cosmic auction that raised over $2,400 for the HepC Foundation and Rock & Wrap It Up). Are we having fun??? Yesssss! And there’s still much more to come! Whooo hooo!
Think my exuburance is over the top? Hah! Trip on over to http://www.allmanbrothersband.com where the Guest Book, Reviews, Forums, and Pix will reveal how completely laid-back and understated I’m being 🙂 Looks like I may have picked up some of Rowland’s British reserve! 😉
The Beacon’s not the only gig in town either. Jaimoe would like you to know he’s playing a jassss gig Wednesday, the 24th,
10:00p.m. at the:
Fat Cat Jazz Club
75 Christopher St. @ 7th Ave. South
Jaimoe’s Jassss Band is: Jaimoe, drums; Richard Boulger, trumpet; Jay Collins, sax & flute; John Davis, piano; Leone Dorsey, bass.
“Thanks! Cyah! Love, Jaimoe”
That same night, arrrggg, decisions, decisions, Oteil & The Peacemakers have a gig at BBKing’s in NYC:
Doors @ 7:30PM
Show @ 9:00PM
Groove Collective opens
Expect MANY special guests including Rob Barraco,
Eric Krazno from Soulive, Alan Evans from Soulive, DJ Logic, and Kofi Burbridge.
$15.00 Day of Show
Meanwhile, the ABB’s new double live CD comes out tomorrow, March 23, on Peach/Sanctuary Records. Titled “One Way Out”, it documents the band’s ‘March Madness’ run at the Beacon Theatre last year. Kid Glove Enterprises, Inc. (home of Hittin’ the Note magazine) is taking orders right here:
http://www.hittinthenote.com/merchandise/kgeMerch.asp?category=1 (sorry for the long url)
It’s safe to say that after the Beacon! Beacon! Beacon! one of the most anticipated venues the ABB plays is Red Rocks. This year the Brothers are headed back there again in a special co-bill with String Cheese Incident Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10.
Also appearing are Chris Robinson & The New Earth Mud. There is a strict 4 ticket limit per person for these shows. All purchases will be reviewed and over-buys will be cancelled. Tickets are $52.50 Reserved (Rows 25 – 60) and $42.50 General Admission (Rows 1 – 24 and Rows 60 -> the back) and are available at:
http://purchase.sciticketing.com/band/allmanbrothers/cgi/dates.mhtml?BAND=ALLMANS (another long url, ouch!)
Something new this year – Madison House Travel is pleased to offer travel packages to Red Rocks. Specials including airfare, lodging and show tickets are on sale now. Visit http://www.madisonhousetravel.com/ for details, or call 303.544.0191 Keep in mind: The Denver Marriott West is The Beacon Hotel of Red Rocks 😉
The rest of the ABB’s summer tour schedule is coming together show by show. For up-to-date information check the Calendar on http://www.allmanbrothersband.com often.
That’s it for now! See many of you Thursday!
Take care and know that you are loved,
p.s. Cesar, you’re the best for giving a thumbs up to Karen’s trip to the Beacon from Chicago! She wanted you to know 😉
p.p.s. Go Duke!