On Sunday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band concluded their two-night run at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO with Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers as part of the annual Wheels of Soul Tour. Another night of synergetic musicianship was spread across the board, with special guest performances from Widespread Panic guitarist/vocalist/frontman John Bell throughout the night. The twelve-piece powerhouse delivered an outstanding mix of originals and covers, executing their authentic interpretations of songs old and new.
With covers of Derek and the Dominos, Allen Toussaint, Eldmore James, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Bobby “Blue” Bland, The Allman Brothers Band, and Blind Willie McTell, Tedeschi Trucks Band originals sprinkled through to even out a complete show of musical mastery. The set closed with “Whipping Post” and the band returned for an encore that included “Statesboro Blues,” two songs guitarist Derek Trucks has famously played many times with the Allman Brothers Band.
Hot Tuna’s Jack Casady joined the band early on in the evening for “Get Out My Life, Woman” and Jorma Kaukonen stepped in for “The Sky Is Crying.” The Wood Brothers joined the party for “Sweet Virginia,” a cover debuted earlier on this tour and executed beautifully with the vocals of Oliver Wood. The evening’s special guest joined for “Down Along The Cove,” “Dark End,” and “Delta Lady,” proving why John Bell is a perfect addition to any cast of characters. Diversified by the covers of Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, and Southern classic “Dark End of the Street,” Bell put the cherry on top of an already outstanding band.
Check out some video highlights below, courtesy of Maddox Womble and Kyle Isaac:
Check out the full show audio below, courtesy of rockymtnryan:
Check out a full gallery from last night’s performances, courtesy of photographer Bill McAlaine.
Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Red Rocks Amphitheatre | 7/30/17
Laugh About It, Anyday (Derek and the Dominos cover), Right on Time, I Want More, Get Out of My Life, Woman (Allen Toussaint cover) (with Jack Casady), The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James cover) (with Hot Tuna), Idle Wind, Sweet Virginia (The Rolling Stones cover) (with The Wood Brothers), Down Along The Cove (Bob Dylan cover) (with John Bell), Dark End (with John Bell), Delta Lady (Leon Russell cover) (with John Bell), I Pity the Fool (Bobby “Blue” Bland cover), The Storm (>) Whipping Post (The Allman Brothers Band cover)
E: A Song for You (Leon Russell cover), Statesboro Blues (Blind Willie McTell cover), Will the Circle Be Unbroken?, Bound for Glory