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Allman Brothers and Santana at Jones Beach

From left to right: Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes,

From left to right: Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Butch Trucks, Gregg Allman, Jaimoe, Marc Quinones and Oteil Burbridge members of the group " Allman Brothers." Credit: Handout

Allman Brothers Band

THE LOWDOWN

The Allman Brothers Band plays whatever it feels like each night, and therefore set lists can vary dramatically. Such hits as "Jessica," "Midnight Rider," "Melissa," "Dreams" and "Whipping Post" pop up here and there but typically not together. Recently, the band has been spicing its shows with covers like Bob Dylan's "All Along the Watchtower," Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic" and The Band's "The Weight" as a tribute to the late Levon Helm. Expect an acoustic set midway through the concert.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

This blues rock band, which sprouted from Jacksonville, Fla., with brothers Gregg (vocals-organ) and Duane Allman (guitar) in 1969, has had more members than a major-league baseball team. The group's popularity grew through its stage performances, which were captured on the legendary 1971 live album, "At Fillmore East."

Motorcycle accidents took the lives of Duane and bassist Berry Oakley, but the band soldiered on with new members. Every March it sets up camp at Manhattan's Beacon Theatre for a string of shows.

 

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Santana

TOUR DETAILS

Carlos Santana is supporting his new instrumental album, "Shape Shifter," but will also perform a set chock-full of classics. Look out for such gems as "Black Magic Woman," "Soul Sacrifice" and "Evil Ways" to be mixed in with more modern hits "Smooth" and "Maria Maria." And, of course, no Santana show would be complete without his signature cover of Tito Puente's "Oye Como Va."

BEGINNINGS

After building a reputation in the San Francisco Bay Area at the Fillmore, Santana made his breakthrough performance at Woodstock in 1969, which landed him a record deal. He went on to become a guitar icon fusing Latin rock with jazz, blues, salsa and African rhythms. His universal appeal has garnered him 10 Grammys, helping sell more than 100 million albums worldwide.


WHO Allman Brothers Band and Santana

WHEN | WHERE 7 p.m. Tuesday at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater

INFO $45-$99.50 800-745-3000, livenation.com

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