Last night, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. for their second of four performances on their current tour. The band will return to Washington, D.C next weekend on February 16th and 17th after a two-night detour to Red Bank, NJ’s Count Basie Theatre on the 13th and 14th.
The band was in fine form following their D.C. opener on Friday night, starting strong with a first set that featured favorites “Anyhow”, “Do I Look Worried”, “All The World”, “Right On Time”, “Ball and Chain”, and “Idle Wind”, as well as covers of Sleepy John Estes‘ “Leaving Trunk” and Rahsaan Roland Kirk‘s “Volunteered Slavery”.
The second set got off to a funky start with a cover of Stevie Wonder‘s “Love Having You Around” led with charisma by Susan Tedeschi. The band’s own “Simple Things” from 2011’s Revelator came next, followed by another cover of a beloved songwriter: Neil Young‘s “Alabama”. A rousing run through old Derek Trucks Band favorite “Get What You Deserve”. George Jones‘ “Color of the Blues” followed, and featured some beautiful vocal harmonies before moving into new tune “Shame” and, subsequently, a cover of blues standard “How Blue Can You Get?”. You can watch fan-shot footage of “Shame” and “Color of the Blues” below:
“Shame” – Tedeschi Trucks Band – 2/10/18
[Video: Vinny Allen]
“Color of The Blues” – Tedeschi Trucks Band – 2/10/18
[Video: Tom Libera]
Finally, “I Want More” set up a fiery guitar-driven closer: Santana classic “Soul Sacrifice”. An encore of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” > “Bound For Glory” put a cap on Tedeschi Trucks Band’s first of two weekends in the nation’s capital.
For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head here. You can listen to full audio of the show below:
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Warner Theatre – Washington, D.C. – 2/10/18
[Audio: archive.org user edtyre2]
Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | The Warner Theatre | Washington, D.C. | 2/10/18
Set 1: Anyhow, Do I Look Worried, All The World, Right On Time, Leaving Trunk*, Volunteered Slavery**, Ball and Chain, Idle Wind
Set 2: Love Having You Around^, Simple Things, Alabama^^, Get What You Deserve, Color of the Blues, Shame, How Blue Can You Get?, I Want More, Soul Sacrifice&
Encore: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?, Bound For Glory
*Sleepy John Estes cover
**Rahsaan Roland Kirk cover
^Stevie Wonder cover
^^Neil Young cover
[Cover photo: Instagram user @rrblive; Steve Hefter]