Oteil Burbridge & Friends Deliver All-Star Night of Covers to Brooklyn Bowl

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Pop Break Live: Oteil Burbridge at Brooklyn Bowl

It was a spoil of riches at The Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday night, January 16, at The Brooklyn Bowl in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, New York.

First, the crowd was treated to seeing Oteil Burbridge on stage. The man’s resume is absolutely bonkers — Dead and Company, The Allman Brothers Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gov’t Mule, Zac Brown Band, Vida Blue, Aquarium Rescure Unit, BK3 (Bill Kreutzmann Trio), as well as his own acclaimed work.

Joining the iconic bassist was an all-star band of “friends” to perform two epic sets of covers, and some of Oteil’s original solo work.

Joining Burbridge on stage was guitarists Scott Metzger (WOLF!, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead) and John Kadlecik (Dark Star Orchestra, Furthur), keyboardist Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), percussionist Weedie Braimah, drummer Jay Lane (Rat Dog, Primus), and vocalist Alfreda Gerald (Warren Haynes, The Gap Band).

Pop Break’s Matt Heasley caught the all-star gathering in action.

Setlist:

Set #1:

Water in the Desert
Deep Elem Blues (Georgia Crackers cover)
Leave My Blues at Home (The Allman Brothers Band song)
Rubin and Cherise (Jerry Garcia Band cover)
If I Had the World to Give (Grateful Dead cover)
What’s Become of Mary (Golden Gate Wingmen cover)
It Hurts Me Too (Tampa Red cover)
Piece of My Heart (Erma Franklin cover)

Set #2:

Eyes of the World (Grateful Dead cover)
It’s Your Thing (The Isley Brothers cover)
Scarlet Begonias (Grateful Dead cover)
Sugaree (Jerry Garcia cover)
I’ll Take You There (The Staple Singers cover)
Tangled Up in Blue (Bob Dylan cover)
So Many Roads (Grateful Dead cover)
The Weight (The Band cover)
Run for the Roses (Jerry Garcia Band cover)

Encore:
Proud Mary (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover)

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