Warren On Center Stage

by | Jun 16, 2002

Allman Brothers Band

Given that it’s been almost four years since I’ve seen Warren Haynes as a member of
the Allmans, it was a treat to see him front and center (center stage) this past weekend at the Fillmore in Denver, a relatively small venue for the Brothers. This was also my first Allmans show minus Dickey Betts. The new front line of Derek Trucks and Warren on guitar, with Oteil on bass produce a vibrant, spacey, almost underwater, sound. Derek wore his “Sun Ra Research” t-shirt on Saturday, tipping his hat to this direction/influence. All I can say is this blend of old and new, jazz with blues, is some “Good Clean Fun.”