An archival video of Gregg Allman, Trey Anastasio, Derek Trucks, and Gov’t Mule (with Andy Hess on bass) playing Warren Haynes-penned Allman Brothers Band staple “Soulshine” at the 2002 Jammy Awards has been released.
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This rendition of “Soulshine”—originally featured on the Allman Brothers Band’s 1994 album, Where It All Begins—features both Allman and Haynes on vocals. Allman leads the group into the song with a blues-inspired keyboard lick before serenading the crowd with a soulful first verse and chorus. Haynes and Allman then take turns singing the second verse, leading into bright solos by Anastasio and Haynes layered over the groove section. Another chorus leads to a phenomenal improv section before Trucks’ slide guitar riffs complement the sonically seductive solos that Anastasio and Haynes trade.
Watch the pro-shot video of “Soulshine” from the third annual 2002 Jammy Awards below.
Gregg Allman, Trey Anastasio, Derek Trucks and Gov’t Mule – “Soulshine” – Live at the Jammy Awards – 10/2/2002
John Popper (Blues Traveler) hosted the 2002 event which took place at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City. Notable performers included Rob Wasserman, Rusted Root, Moe., Stefan Lessard, and an unannounced appearance by John Mayer.
moe.’s 2002 performance at Bonnaroo Music Festival took home the award for “Live Performance of the Year,” while Anastasio’s summer solo tour won “Tour of the Year.” Other notable winners included “Soulshine” (for “Song of the Year”) and the Grateful Dead, who won the “Lifetime Achievement Award.”