Thursday, March 12, 2009


It's that time of year again, March Madness, when hundreds of bearded, wide guys descend upon the Upper West Side of Manhattan to check out a few more bearded, wide guys, The Allman Brothers Band.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the band, and the 20th anniversary of their March residence at NYC's Beacon Theatre. I've been going for years, each year thinking the same thing, "Why bother? I've seen them enough." Then, I leave wanting more and going again just a few days later.

Special guests Taj Mahal, Levon Helm, Johnny Winter & Los Lobos have the joined the "Brothers" for "Night One" & "Night Two" of this 40th anniversary celebration. Other rumored guests for the run have been Eric Clapton, Boz Scaggs, Bonnie Bramlett, Dr, John and B.B. King. I will be attending my first show of the run, "Night Three" this evening. The way things have been going lately, tonight's special guests will be Jaimoe's nephew and Taylor Hicks. Keep your fingers crossed for me


Michael in New York said...

How was the show?

Meanstreets said...

I am way too old for the Allmans at The Beacon & so are you Sal...My last memory was a lot of fights breakin' out, a lot of which are caused by drunkin' fans standing up, and drunkin fans that were sitting behind them not be happy and confrontations abound...And the NYPD running in to break it up, then enjoying the show !!!
I always enjoyed it more going with guys only, not having to been concerned that my wife was ok.