The fun times and musical surprises kept rolling at LOCKN’ in Arrington, VA on Saturday, where fans were once again treated to another night of music from the members of Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest Trey Anastasio as the headlining performance of night three for the four-day event. After welcoming TTB’s Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi during his own set the night prior on Friday, the Phish guitarist repaid the favor with a classic rock-inspired second set sit-in which heard the band along with acclaimed blues guitarist Doyle Bramhall II deliver a debut cover performance of Derek and the Dominos‘ only studio album, 1970’s Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.
Tedeschi Trucks Band fittingly opened their two-set headlining performance with the title track from their 2019 studio album in “Signs, High Times”. The opening set then slowed down with Tedeschi leading the audience through a soulful performance of “Do I Look Worried”, followed by “Don’t Know What It Means”. The band then delivered their first of many covers of the evening with a rendition of The Box Tops‘ “The Letter”, and then turned to the Derek Trucks Band songbook for a performance of “Get What You Deserve”. The band returned to the Signs tracklist to perform “Shame” before slowing it down again for “Midnight in Harlem”. The first set came to a close with a cover of Bobby “Blue” Bland‘s “I Pity the Fool”.
The band returned to the stage for the special second half of their show with Anastasio and Bramhall II to deliver their full rendition of Derek and the Dominos’ well-known rock album in full beginning with “I Looked Away”. The special set continued with the famous tracklisting of “Bell Bottom Blues”, “Keep On Growing”, “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out”, “I Am Yours”, “Anyday”, and “Key to the Highway”.
After continuing with “Tell the Truth”, “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?”, the performance of Freddie King‘s “Have You Ever Loved a Woman” then saw Trucks ditch his trademark Gibson SG in exchange for the 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop, similar to the owe once owned by Duane Allman. The group brought the themed set to climax with a cover of The Jimi Hendrix Experience‘s “Little Wing” featuring Anastasio and TTB’s Alecia Chakour on lead vocals, followed by Chuck Willis‘ “It’s Too Late”. The set came to a thrilling end with the performance of “Layla”.
The band didn’t have enough time to perform the album’s final track in “Thorn Tree in the Garden”, but the LOCKN’ production team made sure to play the song over the P.A. speakers following the completion of the set.
Watch the entire performance from Saturday below.
Tedeschi Trucks Band – LOCKN’ – 8/24/2019
LOCKN’ closes with a final day of music on Sunday with scheduled performances from The Soul Rebels, moe., Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, and more. Watch the event’s free webcast of Sunday’s performances here.
Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | LOCKN’ | Arrington, VA | 8/24/2019
Set One: Signs, High Times, Do I Look Worries, Don’t Know What It Means, The Letter (The Box Tops cover), Get What You Deserve, Shame, Midnight In Harlem, I Pity the Fool (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover)
Set Two*: I Looked Away, Bell Bottom Blues, Keep On Growing, Nobody Knows When You’re Down and Out (Jimmy Cox cover), I Am Yours, Anyday, Key to the Highway (Charles Segar cover), Tell the Truth, Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?, Have You Ever Loved a Woman (Freddie King cover), Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix Experience cover), It’s Too Late (Chuck Willis cover), Layla
* Featuring Trey Anastasio and Doyle Bramhall II for special Derek and the Dominos cover set