All things Allman Brothers

With the Allman Brothers Band celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, it’s been a busy time for the band and band members. When they’re not playing together, the various Allman Brothers’ members are sure to be making music elsewhere. Guitarist Warren Haynes somehow manages a schedule with the Brothers along with his own Gov’t Mule and playing in The Dead. As well, Derek Trucks has his own Derek Trucks Band.

Bluestorm Music’s Arnie Goodman recently forwarded a set of great photos of the Allman Brothers Band playing at The Mountain Jam in Hunter, New York, May 31, 2009. Check out Gregg Allman wearing the New York Yankees’ ball cap.

The setlist went like this:
1.    Mountain Jam
2.    Trouble No More
3.    Midnight Rider
4.    Rocking Horse
5.    Soulshine
6.    Black Hearted Woman
7.    Statesboro Blues
8.    Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
9.    Good Morning Little School Girl
w/Danny Louis, piano
10.    Revival
11.    Stand Back
12.    Dreams
13.    In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
14.    Mountain Jam
15.    One Way Out

Arnie also sent nearly 80 pictures of the Derek Trucks Band performing at Mountain Jam.

One of my favorite blogs is Nightwatcher’s House of Rock. He’s posted lots of great Allman Brothers’ related content, including an excellent interview with drummer Butch Trucks.

Lastly, I recently had a chance to give Mobile Fidelity’s 180-gram vinyl reissue of the Allman Brothers’ Idlewild South a spin for a new column I’m writing for Goldmine magazine. It’s an excellent version and a worthy replacement to that copy you probably wore out years ago.

Who knows how long the Allman Brothers will keep going. I hope the best is yet to come.

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