Last night, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the storied Beacon Theatre for the second of seven shows in their annual fall residency at the storied Manhattan venue. The 6-night run marks the seventh consecutive year of the band’s annual Beacon residency, and October 11th’s TTB & Friends show will celebrate the band’s 25th performance in the beautiful Upper West Side theater. The run’s first night marked the return of Kofi Burbridge after his hiatus following a heart attack earlier this year, and featured a variety of other notable guests, including supporting act The Greyhounds and sit-ins from both John Medeski and Burbridge’s summer stand-in Carey Frank. But night two–the first of three “Evening With”-style performances scheduled during the residency–was all about the Tedeschi Trucks Band as a unit. The full “starting lineup” was finally together once again and doing what they do best, on one of their favorite stages. This was the Tedeschi Trucks Band, back in action, bound for glory, and ready to rock.
The band worked their way through two beautifully crafted full sets, expertly balancing material from their critically acclaimed 2016 album Let Me Get By (“Just As Strange,” “Anyhow,” “Don’t Know What It Means” and “I Want More”), staple live covers (like Paul McCartney‘s “Let Me Roll It,” Derek and the Dominos‘ “Keep On Growing,” Elmore James‘ “The Sky Is Crying,” John Prine‘s “Angel From Montgomery,” Grateful Dead‘s “Sugaree,” etc.), live debuts (the Allman Brothers Band‘s “Please Call Home” and Toots & The Maytals‘ “Sailing On”) and more.
A two-song encore featuring an powerfully emotional Susan/Kofi duet on Leon Russell‘s “A Song For You” and an extended, high-voltage “Bound For Glory” finally sent the sellout crowd back out onto Broadway buzzing. Tedeschi Trucks Band is whole again, and in keeping with tradition, they’re in the process of turning the Beacon Theatre into an October clinic on masterful musicianship.
Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2017 Beacon Theatre residency rolls on this week with a Tuesday performance with special guests The Wood Brothers. The Wood Brothers toured with the band all summer as part of the 2017 edition of TTB’s “Wheels of Soul” tour, and members of the bands collaborated on several occasions throughout the run. If this summer (or the quality of the first two Beacon shows) is any indicator, Tuesday’s performance is shaping up to be a can’t-miss affair.
You can check out fan-shot footage from night two of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2017 Beacon Theatre residency below, via YouTube user Sean Roche:
“Let Me Roll It”
“Please Call Home”
“Angel From Montgomery” > “Sugaree”
“Leaving Trunk” > “Volunteer Slavery”
“How Blue Can You Get”
“Bound For Glory”
For more information on TTB’s upcoming shows, head to the band’s website.
SETLIST: Tedeschi Trucks Band | The Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 10/7/17
SET ONE: Let Me Roll It, Keep On Growing, Just as Strange, Sailing On, The Sky Is Crying, Midnight in Harlem, Leaving Trunk, Volunteered Slavery
SET TWO: Anyhow, Get What You Deserve, Don’t Drift Away, Rollin’ and Tumblin’, Please Call Home, Don’t Know What It Means, How Blue Can You Get?, Angel From Montgomery, Sugaree, I Want More
ENCORE: A Song for You, Bound for Glory
Tedeschi Trucks Band Remaining Beacon Theatre Dates:
Oct 10 – Beacon Theatre (with The Wood Brothers)
Oct 11 – Beacon Theatre (TTB & Friends – 25th Beacon Show Celebration ft. North Mississippi Allstars)
Oct 13 – Beacon Theatre (An Evening With TTB)
Oct 14 – Beacon Theatre (An Evening With TTB)
[Cover photo via Instagram user @dataharvest]