Duane Allman’s “Layla” Les Paul comes to New York

March 8th, 2011

By Richard Bienstock

This March, the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City will play host to one of rock and roll’s most famous guitars: Duane Allman’s “Layla” Les Paul, the ’57 Goldtop that served as Allman’s primary instrument on the first two Allman Brothers albums, countless concerts, and perhaps most significantly, Derek & the Dominos’ Layla album.

Special surprise guests will play the guitar at a series of midnight shows, each of which follow the Allman Brothers’ performances at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, and fans will be able to snap photos with it on the Iridium’s historic stage for a $20 donation. All proceeds will be split between the Big House (home of the Allman Brothers Band Museum in Macon, GA) and the Les Paul Foundation.

Allman Brothers Midnight Aftershow Schedule:

March 11: Devon Allman’s Honeytribe

March 12: The Yonrico Scott Band (featuring Allman Brothers bassist Oteil Burbridge and his brother Kofi)

March 18: The Funk Summit featuring Leo Nocentelli (The Meters), Bernie Worrell (P-Funk), Fred Wesley (James Brown, P-Funk)

March 19: Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band (featuring Allman Brothers drummer Jaimoe)

March 25: Col. Bruce Hampton and Pharaoh Gummitt (featuring Duane Trucks)

March 26: Hubert Sumlin Band

For more information, visit the Iridium.