In a summer lacking in live music, innovative minds - not necessarily concert promoters - have created the concept of a drive-in concert. The administration of the Sid Jacobson JCC did just that in a series of tribute band concerts in their Greenvale parking lot.
I attended one of them on Saturday night and was pleasantly surprised, in fact, blown away by the Allman Brothers tribute band, "The Almost Allman Brothers Band". Pretty damn close would be another name for this group of seven talented musicians covering the music of the Allman Brothers.
Performing renditions of Statesboro Blues, Blue Sky, Dreams and an explosive Jessica/Mountain Jam (including a few bars of the the Dead's Lovelight), this long time ABB fan from the 70's was mightily impressed.
Mixed in with the ABB covers, the Almost Allman Brothers Band treated the sold-out crowd to Blind Faith's, "Can't Find My Way Home" and even some Led Zep.
The two-hour show started promptly at 7 PM and the crowd, respectfully and in compliance with local regulations, sat in or next to their cars.
The Band left this reviewer hoping to see them again soon; hopefully in an inside venue.