Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the Beacon Theatre in New York on Saturday for one final performance to wrap up the outfit’s seven-night 2021 residency. The show featured a guest appearance by decorated guitarist Warren Haynes, a Beacon regular who has played the venue countless times with various acts over the years.
After opening the show with “Anyhow”, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and company assured the crowd that they meant business with a celebratory “Bound For Glory” featuring an impressive keyboard solo from Gabe Dixon. The band followed that up with another Revelator favorite, “Midnight In Harlem”, featuring a particularly beautiful guitar-and-sax intro vamp.
“Whiskey Legs” and “Hard Case” brought the momentum back up to a trot before the horn section set the stage for a swaying “Until You Remember”. “Don’t Let Me Slide” and a raw, powerful rendition of Mike Mattison‘s “Life Is Crazy” finally set up a set-closing gust of “Idle Wind” featuring a drum breakdown by Isaac Eady and Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell.
“We have another action-packed set for you,” Susan promised as the band left the stage.
After an intermission, the band returned to kick off its final set of the 2021 Beacon residency with an atmospheric cover of Bob Dylan‘s “Down In The Flood”. “Signs, High Times” gave the band a chance to flex its impressive roster of vocalists as Mattison, Mark Rivers, and Alecia Chakour passed stanzas around the horn and elevated Susan’s howls during the chorus.
An enchanting Trucks solo segment found its way into “Looking For Answers” ahead of “Do I Look Worried”, the obligatory Derek and the Dominos number, “Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?”, and a jaunt through Bobby “Blue” Bland‘s “That Did It”.
“Alright thank you so much,” Susan said over the ensuing applause. “We have a very special guest here we’d like to welcome back to the Beacon. He’s been here many, many times before, I’m sure you’ve all seen him. Please welcome Warren Haynes, everybody.” Haynes strolled onstage and quickly connected with his former Allman Brothers bandmate for an extended take on “Dreams”.
Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Warren Haynes – “Dreams” (Allman Brothers Band) – 10/9/21
After giving Warren and Susan a chance to sing the blues on Tampa Red‘s “It Hurts Me Too”, Haynes and Trucks once again locked in for a sprawling dual-guitar odyssey on the Allmans’ “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”. Do yourself a favor and set aside some time to take it in. You won’t be disappointed.
Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Warren Haynes – “It Hurts Me Too” (Tampa Red) – 10/9/21
Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Warren Haynes – “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed” (Allman Brothers Band) – 10/9/21
After taking their bows and briefly departing the stage, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the stage with Warren Haynes once again in tow to close out the guest-filled, seven-show stand with a fitting, Joe Cocker-style “With A Little Help From My Friends”.
Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Warren Haynes – “With A Little Help From My Friends” (The Beatles) – 10/9/21
Susan stepped to the mic one last time when the final number was over to thank the dedicated fanbase, express sincere gratitude toward the return of live music, and urge fans to stay safe so we can continue to do this together.
Next month Tedeschi Trucks Band will now head out on a run of fall tour dates. For a full list of upcoming shows, head to the band’s website here.
Listen to a full audio recording of the show below—and big thanks to taper edtyre2 for keeping us all tapped in with audio and video from the Beacon throughout the run.
Tedeschi Trucks Band – 10/9/21 – Full Show
Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 10/9/21
Set One: Anyhow, Bound For Glory, Midnight In Harlem, Whiskey Legs, Hard Case, Until You Remember, Don’t Let Me Slide, Life Is Crazy (Mike Mattison), Idle Wind
Set Two: Down In The Flood, Signs, High Times, Looking For Answers (Susan Tedeschi), Do I Look Worried, Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad? (Derek and the Dominos), That Did It (Bobby “Blue” Bland), Dreams (Allman Brothers Band)*, It Hurts Me Too (Tampa Red)*, In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (Allman Brothers Band)*
Encore: With A Little Help From My Friends (The Beatles)*
*with Warren Haynes