1999. July 3rd, Allman Brothers Band concert in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Hot Tuna tours as an opening act for the Allman Brothers. I sat in on Greg Allman’s piano while he played organ on several shows…and this was one. Not an official release…but they sent me a copy of the show on CD.
Here’s part of a show review I found on the internet by Michael B. Smith:
The Allman Brothers Band – Blockbuster Pavilion
Charlotte, NC – July 3, 1999 – CD-R2 – Aud 4
Comments: A friend sent me this review as posted on a website somewhere – if you know where, please point me there so I can properly credit this!:
“Dickey then brought out Hot Tuna, setting up Jorma on guitar beside him,
Oteil turning the bass duties over to Casady, and Harvey subbing for
Jaimoe. Pete Sears took a seat behind the piano, right next to Gregg on
the Hammond. The jam band kicked off a red-hot version of “One Way Out”
that had the audience in a frenzy, beginning to the end of Gregg’s
final “..I don’t know.” With Paul T. Riddle and Butch Trucks on drums,
the Allmans plunged into “Back Where it All Begins,” before returning
Jaimoe to the drum kit for “What’s Done is Done.” Then came the familiar
strains of “Franklins Tower,” which has become a regular intro to the
awe inspiring “Blue Sky,” to close the first set.” — with Gregg Allman, Jorma Kaukonen, Allman Brothers Band and Jack Casady.