On Tuesday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band offered up a performance at Sacramento, CA’s Sacramento Memorial Auditorium. Los Lobos handled the evening’s opening duties, followed by members of the band sitting-in with TTB towards the end of their one-set show.
Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi led their band through a show-opening take on “Laugh About It”, off of the band’s recent Signs release. The 12-piece ensemble marched forward with a smooth-segued pairing of “Don’t Know What It Means” into “The Letter”, which was followed up by “When Will I Begin” and “Part Of Me”. Next, Tedeschi Trucks Band worked through a a trio of choice covers with Bob Dylan‘s “Down In The Flood”, Derek & The Dominos‘ “Keep On Growing”, and Willie Nelson‘s “Somebody Pick Up My Pieces”.
Following “Signs, Hard Times”, Tedeschi Trucks Band welcomed Los Lobos guitarist Cesar Rosas for a take on Elmore James‘ “The Sky Is Crying”. Rosas, Trucks, and Tedeschi took the opportunity to fire back and forth some spicy guitar licks, as the band floated into a bluesy, improvisational segment of the show. Following Rosas’ sit-in, the band then invited Los Lobos guitarist David Hidalgo and multi-instrumentalist Steve Berlin to the stage for a pairing of “Leavin’ Trunk” and “Volunteer Slavery”. Moving back into their regular 12-piece configuration, Tedeschi Trucks Band offered up a soul-cleansing take on “Shame” before closing out their mainframe with “Midnight In Harlem”.
Following a brief chance to catch their breaths, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to deliver a two-song encore with Joe Tex‘s “Show Me” and The Coasters‘ “Let’s Go Get Stoned”.
Luckily for fans that were unable to attend Tuesday night’s show, there’s some great fan-shot video footage that you can watch below:
Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Cesar Rosas – “The Sky Is Crying”
Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ David Hidalgo & Steve Berlin – “Leavin’ Trunk / Volunteer Slavery”
Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Part Of Me”
Next up for Tedeschi Trucks Band is a two-night run at Seattle, WA’s Paramount Theater this Thursday and Friday, May 23rd and 24th. For ticketing information and a full list of the band’s upcoming tour dates, head to their website.
Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Sacramento Memorial Auditorium | Sacramento, CA | 5/21/2019
Set: Laugh About It, Don’t Know What It Means > The Letter, When Will I Begin, Part Of Me, Down In The Flood, Keep On Growing, Somebody Pick Up My Pieces, Signs Hard Times, The Sky Is Crying (w/ Cesar Rosas), Leavin’ Trunk/Volunteer Slavery (w/ David Hidalgo & Steve Berlin), Shame, Midnight In Harlem
Encore: Show Me, Let’s Go Get Stoned