Watch The Allman Brothers Band’s Live Of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” In 2009
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It would appear that The Allman Brothers Band were content to play it safe for their 40th anniversary shows in 2009, with setlists consisting nearly entirely of fan favorites. It was clear from their performance in New Hampshire, however, that fan favorites alone do not adequately describe what goes on there. Below, we’ll take a look at the band’s live performance of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Town.”
As the seven-piece band mounted the stage, a banner reading “Dedication to a Brother” and featuring a sequence of pictures of band founder Duane Allman was projected into the backdrop behind them. In contrast to the typical concert format, when a handful of set pieces serve as an introduction to more extensive freestyle later in the evening, Gregg Allman’s vocals went nearly uninterrupted throughout his entire set at Meadowbrook.
Some of the Allman Brothers classics were performed such as “It’s Not My Cross to Bear,” “Mountain Jam”, “Every Hungry Woman,” “Gambler’s Roll,” “Midnight Rider,” “No One to Run With,” and “Come and Go Blues.” Moreover, an Allman Brothers concert won’t truly be fulfilled if there weren’t any cover songs to be performed in front of the audience. Songs included were Howlin’ Wolf’s “Who’s Been Talkin’” and “Smokestack Lightning,” Muddy Waters’ “Trouble No More,” and The Band’s “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Town.”
Watch the latter performance below.