The Allman Brothers are still holding court at the Beacon Theater. Last week drummer Butch Trucks told us they'd have a special guest every night of their run at the venue except the 26th ("The 26th is [the 40th anniversary of] the day that we actually started.") And sure enough, Mr. Eric Clapton made an extended appearance on stage during the 2nd set last night. Relix (who else?) reports that this marked "his first appearance with the blues-rock legends after four decades of collaborations with its members." Gregg Allman introduced Clapton as “a real great player and a real wonderful person” (aww) and as you can see, one audience member caught the classic "Layla" on a digital camera.
Relix also notes that "the group’s second set climaxed with a mammoth cover Jimi Hendrix’s 'Little Wing' that featured a three-way guitar duel between Clapton, Haynes and Trucks." Where was the record button then, hippies?