A rainstorm hovered ominously in the sky last Friday evening. Would they bring the Woodstock Allstars inside the Stewart House, where the audience and band would be in tight quarters? Or was the concert going to be outside? Thankfully, the show wasn’t moved indoors, but nevertheless, the band was hot.
At their annual concert in Athens’ Riverfront Park, David Malachowski’s Allstars played a whopping two-hour set of mostly standards peppered with a handful of Malachowski originals. And the Allstars lived up to their name. Daniel A. Weiss manned the stage-left keyboards, while organist Pete Levin anchored the other side of the stage. Brother Tony Levin “filled in” on bass for the usual Graham Maby, while Gary Burke provided the muscle and big beat behind the drums.