050414 Dead Feat, New Orleans, LA

The concert was a conglomeration of musicians called Dead Feat, a ‘super-group’ of sorts that pairs members of Little Feat and The Grateful Dead with a few local heroes solely for a single (albeit annual) New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival aftershow…

041809 The Dead, Worcester, MA

April 18th, 2009 was the second show in a two night engagement between me and The Dead, the latest name (at the time) for the remains of post-Jerry Garcia Grateful Dead. Just like the previous night in Albany, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart were joined by Jeff Chimenti and Warren Haynes but unlike the last show (which was really slow and drawn out to the point of boredom) this one was peppy and upbeat, if not utterly groovy…

030909 The Allman Brothers Band, New York, NY

Getting to the show, we got there just as the lights went down. I was in line for a Jack & Coke when the music started. I could hear that it was Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes playing the great Duane Allman instrumental track Little Martha, a song I had learned to play years before. Not only had I never heard the band play Little Martha before, I didn’t really think they played it live. Drink in hand I flew up the stairs and caught the last bit of the opener as I was finding my seat…