This past Saturday, Tedeschi Trucks Band played the renowned Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, where they welcomed special guest Jerry Douglas.
The show’s first set was business-as-usual as TTB brought their patented southern-fried soul to Nashville with originals like “Learn How To Love”, “Don’t Know What It Means”, “Do I Look Worried”, and many more. They also played some well-placed covers, including Bob Dylan‘s “Down in the Flood” and Willie Nelson‘s “Somebody Pick Up My Pieces”.
The real excitement, however, came when the second set began and Derek Trucks surprised the audience by taking the stage with Douglas. The duo performed the Allman Brothers Band original “Little Martha”, just the two of them, before the rest of the band took the stage. Douglas wasn’t going anywhere when the rest of the band joined in for a rendition of “Strengthen What Remains” from TTB’s 2019 album Signs. Douglas got comfortable as the ensemble then went through the Derek and the Dominos song “I Am Yours”, followed by “It Hurst Me Too” by Tampa Red, “Leaving Trunk” by Sleepy John Estes, and finally “Volunteered Slavery” by Rashaan Roland Kirk, after which Douglas appeared to finally bid farewell to the band. After a few more songs, however, Douglas returned to the stage to join in on the set-closing “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”.
Check out a couple of videos of Jerry Douglas sitting in with Tedeschi Trucks Band on Saturday at the Ryman Auditorium below.
Derek Trucks & Jerry Douglas – “Little Martha” – 2/29/20
Tedeschi Trucks Band & Jerry Douglas – “I Am Yours” (Derek and the Dominos cover) – 2/29/20
[Video: Tony Capley]
Tedeschi Trucks Band is now off the road until their summer tour begins on June 26th at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, FL. For tickets and a full list of tour dates, head to the band’s website.
Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN | 2/29/20
Set one: Learn How to Love, Don’t Know What It Means, The Letter (The Box Tops cover), Don’t Drift Away, Down in the Flood (Bob Dylan cover), Do I Look Worried, Somebody Pick Up My Pieces (Willie Nelson cover), Key to the Highway (Charles Segar cover), Idle Wind
Set two: Little Martha (The Allman Brothers Band cover) *, Strengthen What Remains*, I Am Yours (Derek and the Dominos cover) *, It Hurts Me Too (Tampa Red cover) *, Leaving Trunk (Sleepy John Estes cover) *, Volunteered Slavery (Rashaan Roland Kirk cover) *, Midnight in Harlem, Afro Blue, Shame, Part of Me, How Blue Can You Get (B.B. King cover), I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free (Billy Taylor cover), In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (The Allman Brothers Band cover) *
Encore: Good to Your Earhole (Funkadelic cover)
* with Jerry Douglas