Last night, Tedeschi Trucks Band, the blues/rock powerhouse comprised of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, hit NYC’s Central Park for a free show to kick off the first night of the Summerstage series. As usual, the kickass husband-wife duo brought the place down with Susan’s soothing yet commanding pipes and guitar shredding and Derek’s otherworldly guitar skills. 

A highlight came when the incredible Sharon Jones took the stage, to the surprise and excitement of all. Susan announced that it was actually their first time meeting one another, though Sharon Jones and her Dap-Kings will join TTB for the second leg of their tour this summer. The badass female vocalists joined forces, seemingly effortlessly, on a cover of Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me” and Etta James’ “Tell Mama”. It was feel-good music for a beautiful summer evening.

Doyle Bramhall II was another nice surprise addition. The third guitarist helped out on a Beatles cover of “I’ve Got a Feeling”, Derek and the Dominos’ “Keep On Growing” and more. Like Derek, Doyle has work with Eric Clapton on his repertoire, and has played with the Allman Brothers many times over the years.

If you missed the show, don’t worry — they’ll be back in NYC for four nights in the fall!

Check out footage and setlist from the high-energy performance below.

Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Sharon Jones & Doyle Bramhall II – “Bring It On Home To Me”: (video by Sean Roche)

Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Sharon Jones & Doyle Brahmall II – “Tell Mama” (video by Scott Gibson)

Setlist TTB 5/18/15

Made Up Mind
Do I Look Worried
Midnight in Harlem
Get What You Deserve (The Derek Trucks Band cover)
I’ve Got a Feeling (The Beatles cover) (with Doyle Bramhall II)
Keep on Growing (Derek and the Dominos cover) (with Doyle Bramhall II)
Key to the Highway (Charles Segar cover) (with Doyle Bramhall II)
Break in Every Road
Bring It On Home To Me (Sam Cooke cover) (with Sharon Jones & Doyle Bramhall II)
Tell Mama (Etta James cover) (with Sharon Jones & Doyle Bramhall II)
Idle Wind
I Pity the Fool (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover)
The Storm

Bound for Glory
More and More (Little Milton cover)