On Saturday September 17th I drove up to The Tap in Haverhill to see my friend Larry Mancini's band, Ol' Brown Shoe. Had a nice visit and talk with Larry and his co-guitarist Jeff Larson and then bassist Jeff Rajchel and drummer Jack Howard came out and the music started.
They played a great mix of Allman Brothers and Dead of course, combined with some reggae songs, Dylan songs, and some unexpected gems like Paul Simon's Me and Julio. Highlights for me were Southbound and Blue Sky (Larry has always played Allman Brothers songs fantastically), Deal, and Boogie On Reggae Woman, that I hadn't heard for maybe 30 years. They also did You Win Again and neglected to comment that it was the 88th anniversary of Hank Williams' birth ... don't know if they were aware of this. Had a wonderful time!