Thursday, March 12, 2009
"WHIPPING POST!! WHIPPING POST!!"
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