On Saturday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band rolled through Atlantic City, New Jersey, with the show at the Tropicana Showroom acting as the exclamation point for the band’s recent three-night Midwest run during the week. The group led by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi held nothing back during the performance, making full use of the group’s two full sets. In addition to long-standing fan favorites and newer tunes—such as “Shame”, which is expected to be released on Tedeschi Trucks Band’s forthcoming new album, a follow up to 2016’s Let Me Get By—the group also offered up their traditional mix of crowd-pleasing covers.
As the band shared via Twitter, one special moment during Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Saturday show was their rendition of “Down In The Flood”, a Bob Dylan tune that the legendary songwriter originally recorded with The Band in 1967. While the band’s post notes that the cover is relatively rare, it certainly was not out of left field by any means. As a warm-up a few days prior to the performance, on May 31st during the band’s show at Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the band revived the Dylan cover for the first time in years, with the song falling halfway through the group’s lone set.
Furthermore, Derek Trucks seemingly has been a longtime fan of the tune. The Derek Trucks Band recorded their own rendition of “Down In The Flood” to serve as the opening track on 2009’s Already Free. Already Free, Derek Trucks Band’s ninth studio album, went on to win a Grammy Award in 2010 for “Best Contemporary Blues Album”.
You can listen to Tedeschi Trucks Band’s recently revived cover of Bob Dylan’s “Down In The Flood” below. For more information about the twelve piece’s extensive Wheels of Soul tour this summer, head to the band’s website here.
Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Tropicana Showroom | Atlantic City, NJ | 6/2/2018
Set One: Don’t Let Me Slide, Part of Me, Tell the Truth (Derek and the Dominos cover), Until You Remember, Shame, Midnight in Harlem, Down in the Flood (Bob Dylan cover), Let Me Get By
Set Two: They Don’t Shine, Don’t Know What It Means, All That I Need, Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Bob Dylan cover) (without Derek), Right on Time, I Want More, Key to the Highway (Charles Segar cover)
Encore: A Song for You (Leon Russell cover), Space Captain (Joe Cocker cover)