The 2021 Tedeschi Trucks Band Beacon Theatre residency continued on Saturday, October 2nd with its third of seven nights. Much like the previous night, the band added some new covers to its repertoire to help fill out the setlist on night three at the Beacon.
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After kicking off the show with originals “All That I Need”, “Misunderstood”, “When Will I Begin”, and “Come See About Me”, the string of TTB debuts began with a gospel-style rendering of late-’60s Rolling Stones country ditty, “Dear Doctor”.
Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Dear Doctor” (The Rolling Stones, Debut) – 10/2/21
A spirited “Anyhow” then gave way to the next cover debut of the night, “Everybody’s Got to Change Sometime”, the Sleepy John Estes chestnut popularized by Taj Mahal on his self-titled 1968 debut LP. With TTB, the upbeat blues shuffle was sung with gusto by Mike Mattison as both Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks offered up piercing guitar solos. “Looking For Answers” and Blind Faith‘s “Had To Cry Today” wrapped up the evening’s first set.
Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Everybody’s Got To Change Sometime” (Sleepy John Estes, Debut) – 10/2/21
Set two opened with another recently introduced cover, Leonard Cohen‘s “Suzanne”, before Susan revisited her solo catalog with a soothing rendition of “The Feeling Music Brings”. Following the first 2021 performance of Signs, High Times track “I’m Gonna Be There”, Tedeschi Trucks Band kept the momentum high with Derek and the Dominos‘ “Keep On Growing” and Derek Trucks Band favorite “Get What You Deserve”.
The final debut of the night—and one of the show’s biggest highlights—was up next as Derek, Susan, and company mined the catalog of the late Jimi Hendrix for a flowing take on the posthumously released “Angel”. Keyboardist Gabe Dixon led the way here on vocals before the sliding guitar riff of “Angel” washed beautifully into the soothing sounds of “Midnight In Harlem”.
The Hendrix “Angel” seemed to echo a theme from the previous night, when the band’s go-to cover of a different “Angel” song, John Prine‘s “Angel From Montgomery”, moved into the debut of Neil Young‘s “Helpless” rather than its usual partner, Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter classic “Sugaree”. It’s been exciting to see the band teach old songs new tricks, and we can’t wait for the inevitable pairing of “Angel” (Prine) > “Angel” (Hendrix) somewhere down the road.
Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Angel” (Jimi Hendrix, Debut) > “Midnight In Harlem” – 10/2/21
A lively “How Blue Can You Get?” finally set up a climactic “The Storm” > “Whipping Post”, giving Trucks one more chance to show off his untouchable chops. A sing-along encore cover of The Coasters‘ “Let’s Go Get Stoned” finally wrapped the run’s first stretch.
Tedeschi Trucks Band – “The Storm” > “Whipping Post”(Allman Brothers Band) – 10/2/21
The 2021 Tedeschi Trucks Band Beacon Theatre residency continues tonight, October 5th, with support from Anders Osborne. For a full list of upcoming TTB Beacon shows head here. Listen to a full audio recording of the show below via taper edtyre2 (and enjoy edtyre1’s videos throughout this recap).
Tedeschi Trucks Band – 10/2/21 – Full Audio
Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Beacon Theatre | New York, NY | 10/2/21
Set One: All That I Need, Misunderstood, When Will I Begin, Come See About Me, Dear Doctor (The Rolling Stones)*, Anyhow, Everybody’s Got to Change Sometime (Sleepy John Estes)*, Looking For Answers, Had to Cry Today (Blind Faith)
Set Two: Suzanne (Leonard Cohen), The Feeling Music Brings (Susan Tedeschi), I’m Gonna Be There, Keep On Growing (Derek and the Dominos), Get What You Deserve (Derek Trucks Band), Angel (Jimi Hendrix)* > Midnight In Harlem, How Blue Can You Get? (Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers), The Storm > Whipping Post
Encore: Let’s Go Get Stoned (The Coasters)