On Friday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to Dallas, TX’s Majestic Theatre for their second of two nights, this time with support from powerhouse Memphis soul/blues outfit Southern Avenue.
Tedeschi Trucks Band kicked off their single-set headlining performance with “Don’t Let Me Slide”. “Don’t Know What It Means” came next before eventually segueing into The Box Tops‘s “The Letter”. Bob Dylan‘s “Down in the Flood” was up next, followed “Sweet and Low”, “Still Your Mind”, and “They Don’t Shine”. From there, Susan Tedeschi captivated the Dallas audience with her knockout vocal pairing of John Prine‘s “Angel From Montgomery” and Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter classic “Sugaree”.
Tedeschi Trucks Band – “Angel From Montgomery”/”Sugaree” – 11/8/19
Rarely played Made Up Mind track “Misunderstood” was up next, marking just the second live rendition of the song all year. A heartfelt “Part of Me” followed before Derek Trucks and Kebbi Williams helped launch the band through a “Swamp Raga” intro and into a soaring “Midnight In Harlem”. A spirited run through Bobby “Blue” Bland‘s “I Pity The Fool” and Billy Taylor-penned protest classic “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”.
When the band returned for their encore, Susan welcomed Southern Avenue members Ori Naftaly, Tikyra “TK” Jackson, Tierinii Jackson, and Jeremy Powell to sit in on TTB’s go-to double dose of Sly & The Family Stone hits, “Sing a Simple Song” and “I Want To Take You Higher”. The Jackson sisters joined the singers and horn players on stage left to add backing vocals and Powell jumped in on keys while Naftaly joined Susan and Derek at center stage, availing himself impressively as he traded licks with Trucks. You can watch a full video of the collaborative encore below:
Tedeschi Trucks Band w/ Southern Avenue – “Sing A Simple Song”/”I Want To Take You Higher” – 11/8/19
You can also listen to a full crowd audio recording of the performance here:
Tedeschi Trucks Band – Dallas – 11/8/19 – Full Audio
[Audio: Seth Bryant]
Tedeschi Trucks Band tour continues on Monday, November 11th at Bologna Performing Arts Center in Cleveland, MS. The following night, they’ll link back up with Southern Avenue for a performance in Tulsa, OK.
For a full list of upcoming Tedeschi Trucks Band tour dates, head here.
For a full list of upcoming Southern Avenue tour dates, head here.