Tedeschi Trucks Band brought its touring year to a close with the final show of the band’s annual Orpheum Theatre residency on Saturday. The show at the Boston, MA venue came as the fourth of four nights and punctuated the year for the twelve-piece outfit headed by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.

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The show began with the low rumble of “I Want More”, which ultimately segued into Junior Wells‘ “Little By Little” for a telling preview of the cover-studded evening to ensue. The first dip into The Derek Trucks Band catalog of the night came next with “Down Don’t Bother Me” ahead of Willie Nelson‘s “Somebody Pick Up My Pieces”. TTB returned to its original songbook with runs through “Just As Strange”, “Still Your Mind”, and an idyllic pairing of “I’m Gonna Be There” and “Midnight In Harlem” before Blind Faith‘s “Had To Cry Today” closed the first frame.

Tedeschi Trucks Band – “I Want More” – 12/4/21

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Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Down Don’t Bother Me” (The Derek Trucks Band) – 12/4/21

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Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Had To Cry Today” (Blind Faith) – 12/4/21

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Returning for set two, the soft-spoken guitarist revisited his pre-TTB days with Derek Trucks Band’s “Joyful Noise” ahead of Paul Pena‘s “Gonna Move”. After the blues-rock magnificence of “Learn How To Love” came a double shot of Derek and the Dominos with “Bell Bottom Blues” into “Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?” The covers kept on coming as Tedeschi took up her adopted signature song, John Prine‘s “Angel From Montgomery”, which moved into its recently adopted dance partner, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young‘s “Helpless”.

Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?” (Derek and the Dominos) – 12/4/21

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The show was far from over as Tedeschi Trucks Band kept firing off covers with Bobby “Blue” Bland‘s “I Pity The Fool” before the original “Made Up My Mind”. The nephew of Butch Trucks led the band through The Allman Brothers Band‘s “Dreams”, followed by “The Storm”, which in turn found its way into an incendiary “Whipping Post” to close the second frame.

Taking the Orpheum stage one last time for 2021, Tedeschi offered the soulful contemplation of Joni Mitchell‘s “River” before “Bound For Glory” fittingly closed out the show, the residency, and the year for Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Tedeschi Trucks Band – “The Storm” > “Whipping Post” (Allman Brothers Band) – 12/4/21

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Tedeschi Trucks Band – “River” (Joni Mitchell) – 12/4/21

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Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Bound For Glory” – 12/4/21

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Scroll down to check out a gallery of images from Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Orpheum Theatre on Saturday courtesy of Andrew Blackstein. Full-show audio is available thanks to taper rjhesq.

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Orpheum Theatre – Boston, MA – 12/4/21

Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Orpheum Theatre | Boston, MA | 12/4/21

Set One: I Want More > Little by Little (Junior Wells), Down Don’t Bother Me (The Derek Trucks Band), Somebody Pick Up My Pieces (Willie Nelson), Just as Strange, Still Your Mind, I’m Gonna Be There > Midnight in Harlem, Had to Cry Today (Blind Faith)

Set Two: Joyful Noise (The Derek Trucks Band), Gonna Move (Paul Pena), Learn How to Love, Bell Bottom Blues (Derek and the Dominos) > Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad? (Derek and the Dominos), Angel From Montgomery (John Prine) > Helpless (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), I Pity the Fool (Bobby “Blue” Bland), Made Up Mind, Dreams (The Allman Brothers Band), The Storm > Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers Band)

Encore: River (Joni Mitchell), Bound for Glory