Dead & Company: The Grateful Dead Is Resurrected (Again), This Time With John Mayer *

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  1. segue

    segue Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Duane Betts & Devon Allman along with other Allman Bros. related musicians are headed out on more live dates as The Devon Allman Project. Keep an eye out. If you haven't heard Duane play guitar you have to check him out! Same killer tone as his dad.

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    “It’s such an amazing thrill to have Duane joining us for these upcoming dates,” Allman says. “In many ways, it brings us both full circle.” He continues, “We share an incredible legacy, and it’s truly an honor to renew that bond our dads created to a new generation of their admirers and those that have loved the music we’ve made on our own. Having an Allman and a Betts playing together once again will surely make my father smile down at me from above.”
     
  2. segue

    segue Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    awesome!
     
  3. DrLunchbox

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    The Oteil show I saw was great. Set lists for the tour seemed a bit JGB heavy (due to Merl?), but stills plenty of Dead. They even did Next Time You See Me at the show I saw. That was an unexpected delight. Sugaree > I’ll Take You there (Staples singers) > Sugaree was great. They did a number of covers in the Muscle Shoals/Stax R&B style - The Weight, Proud Mary. Similar to JGB/JRAD in jamming approach. Personally, if I had to choose between Dead & Co or JRAD/Oteil & friends, I’d choose one of the latter. YMMV.
     
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  4. Daedalus

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    What did you think of "Cassidy"? It seemed like they were attempting to go to some very interesting places in the jams and when they succeeded it was incredibly interesting, New and had a unique sound.
     
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  5. PacificOceanBlue

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    Duane Betts is a great guitarist. I remember seeing him 18 years ago with his band Backbone opening for the Allman Brothers — he had a killer tone even then.

    Nice to see an Allman and Betts playing together, celebrating the legendary music made by their fathers.
     
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  6. I don't imagine they have had much rehearsal time given that up until very recently Mayer was finishing up his world tour and Oteil actually cancelled the last date of his tour so that they could play the benefit gig last Thursday. I'm sure there will be more "shaking off" than usual!

    I still enjoyed it - Greatest Story Ever Told was a nice surprise!
     
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  7. Ellsworth

    Ellsworth Forum Resident

    Last night at the Garden was a fun show. I am not crazy about MSG as a venue but the music was great. The highlights for me were Cumberland, China-Rider, and the Other One. This band takes the Americana/country songs like Cumberland and China-Rider to great places. Mayer's picking and Chimenti's keyboard runs just light up the venue. At times, Chimenti seems to summon up Billy Powell of Skynyrd fame when jamming out these tunes.
     
  8. GuidedByJonO)))

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    Streamed the "Shakedown" opener with my son last night, he enjoyed dancing around the kitchen to it. Had to head out for dinner though, so I only kept up with the rest of the show via Twitter setlist updates. Wishing I was catching them this Fall but, oh well.
     
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  9. They need to be at Warren Haynes' Xmas Jam here next month!! There's a "Les Bros." set in this year's show featuring Jaimoe, Marc Quinones, Jack Pearson, Lamar Williams Jr., Bruce Katz and others - Devon and Duane would be a hugely welcome addition to the lineup.
     
  10. segue

    segue Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    To celebrate Gregg Allman's 70th birthday December 8 at The Fillmore

    Devon Allman Project with Duane Betts and Special Guests

    The Devon Allman Project with special guests Duane Betts, Berry Oakley Jr, Alex Orbison, G Love, Brooklyn Allman, Robert Randolph, Bobby Whitlock, Coco Carmel, Samantha Fish, Luther & Cody Dickinson, Jimmy Hall, & Peter Levi, and many more to perform on what would have been Gregg Allman's 70th birthday....more


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  11. Dennis0675

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    Anyone watching the stream from msg?
     
  12. Claxton

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    I watched the St. Stephen>NFA and U.S. Blues from someone periscoping in MSG. :hide:

    They was HOT!
     
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  13. LandHorses

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    I just got back from tonight.

    Hate to say, in my opinion, the 1st set was mostly a turd........bad sound, sloppiness, and aimless disjointed jamming. The low point was a bad "Me & My Uncle" where Bob forgot half the words and there were tempo changes in the middle of the soloing where it felt like the band didn't know what they were doing. Even "Bird Song" was kind of unfocused. "Man Smart Woman Smarter" at the end of the set was a nice surprise.

    Then the 2nd set..........totally different band.........on fire and firing on all cylinders. "China Doll" was beautiful. I think Otiel is the best singer in this group......he should get more songs per show. "Help>Slip>Franklin's Tower" was really good. "Estimated Prophet" had a nice jam into drums that sometimes sounded like "The Other One" riff played in "Estimated Prophet's" key. A nice small "A Love Supreme" jam out of space into a nice "Stella Blue"......then the above mentioned rest of the show which was hot.

    Tonight's 2nd set or CitiField's 2nd set were the best Dead & Co. I saw this year.

    I also sort of finally got to see "St. Stephen" at Madison Square Garden. My first GD show was 1984, so I didn't see 10/11/83.
     
  14. LandHorses

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    "Cassidy" was nice and yes, interesting.
     
  15. Dennis0675

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    That was my opinion watching it from home. That first set had some real ugly spots and just didn’t click. Big recovery in the second set.
     
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  16. John's playing in Help>Slip>Franklin was the highlight for me - felt like he was really imparting his own voice into the playing and trying to take the songs to some new places (for him).
     
  17. PacificOceanBlue

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    Reminiscent of a 1983 show. ;)
     
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  18. Dead>LeBron>Dead in the World's Most Famous Arena. Maybe the world hasn't completely gone to Hell after all. :)

    The first night is up on YouTube, at least for the moment.

     
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  19. Nice to hear something different, but that trip on down the line sure goes a heck of a lot slower when you're a senior citizen!
     
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  20. Wright

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    How do you even mess up "Me and My Uncle"? First time since 1966?

    Relisten
     
  21. notesofachord

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    On Colbert tonight.
     
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  22. budwhite

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    Are the tempos still sloooow? Haven't heard a second of the new tour
     
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  23. george nadara

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    From The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Dead & Company perform "Jack Straw"...

     
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  24. budwhite

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    What's up with Bob's guitar? Sounded not so good
     
  25. docwebb

    docwebb Forum Resident

    But his voice sounded good once it warmed up. John's guitar playing is spot on but his voice is just not ragged enough for the material.
     

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