On Friday evening, Tedeschi Trucks Band continued their ongoing winter tour with a stop at City Auditorium in Macon, GA, the ancestral home of the Allman Brothers Band–a group to whom TTB is inextricably tied. Guitarist Derek Trucks, in addition to being the nephew of longtime Allmans drummer Butch Trucks, played with the band from a young age through their final shows in 2014, an extended residency at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. Keeping with that tradition, Tedeschi Trucks Band has co-opted the tradition of extended Beacon residencies (this year, they celebrated their 25th Beacon show, and followed that up with two more for good measure).
With a scheduled performance in Macon on their list of tour dates, many wondered how the band would acknowledge the Allman connection on Friday night. After a thrilling if standard performance, that question was answered with a standout “Whipping Post” set closer, the Macon crowd roaring in approval as Derek wailed away.
You can watch a clip of TTB’s “Whipping Post” closer in Macon below via YouTube user EBlaier:
You can also watch an assortment of other audience clips from the performance below:
“I Pity The Fool” via EBlaier
“Bound For Glory”
Tedeschi Trucks Band continues their tour tonight with the first of two shows this weekend in Asheville, NC. For a full list of upcoming Tedeschi Trucks Band dates, or to buy your tickets, head to the band’s website.
SETLIST: Tedeschi Trucks Band | City Auditorium | Macon, GA | 1/19/18
SET: Anyday*, Don’t Know What It Means, Let Me Get By, Right On Time, All The World, Leaving Trunk**, Volunteered Slavary^, Midnight In Harlem, Shame, Angel From Montgomery > Sugaree, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free^^, I Pity The Fool&, I Want More, Whipping Post$
ENCORE: Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Bound For Glory
*Derek & The Dominos cover
**Sleepy John Estes cover
^Rahsaan Roland Kirk cover
^^Bill Taylor cover
&Bobby “Blue” Bland cover
$Allman Brothers Band cover
[Cover photo via Steve Rose, from Oakland 11/10/17]