Tedeschi Trucks Band wrapped up their six-night run at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday night, marking their 27th performance at the New York City venue to date. Billed as another Evening With, fans were treated to two full sets of rock-and-roll originals and covers, plus a very special sit-in from the one-and-only Trey Anastasio. The Phish frontman helped the twelve-piece ensemble close out their second set with a pair of covers—“Delta Lady” by Leon Russell that he sang lead vocals on and a 33+ minute “Mountain Jam” for the books. Now, we can all relive the glory of Saturday night’s musical mayhem with a newly surfaced audience recording of the entire show, courtesy of edtyre, plus pro-shot video of the glorious “Mountain Jam” recently shared by Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Marking the first time Trucks and Anastasio have collaborated since with the Allman Brothers Band at the 2014 Wanee, the moment was especially savored in the setting of the Beacon Theatre–a venue the Allman Brothers Band had played over 200 times. With the recent passings of Gregg Allman and Butch Trucks, the ABB song was an especially poignant choice, particularly considering it was Tedeschi Trucks Band’s debut of the cover.
Bassist Tim Lefebvre and drummers J.J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell were each given plentiful space for their individual remarks, morphing the performance into a space-shifting presentation of a song with many legs. While Anastasio has been known to hold back in this shared stage space before, he visibly pushed through to match guitar hero Derek Trucks in what became a patiently-timed, glorious dual between the two. Still, it was obvious who the leader on stage was–understandably, and respectfully–as Trey used the experience to appreciatively soak in the glory of the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Ahead of Trey’s sit-in, the husband-and-wife duo led their machine through an energetic evening of music that relied heavily on their original tunes. Timeless favorites “Midnight In Harlem” and “Do I Look Worried” settled hearts amongst raging numbers “Don’t Know What It Means” and “The Storm.” The band has a unique ability to reinvent old tunes in their own way, so covers of Derek and the Dominos, Toots & The Maytals, Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers, George Harrison, The Box Tops, Billy Taylor, and Leon Russell feel as if they could appropriately exist on proper Tedeschi Trucks Band records.
In the newly released pro-shot video, viewers can get a taste of the 33+ minute “Mountain Jam”, which was shot by Marc Lowenstein and Adam Gerber. You can also see the entire “Mountain Jam” collaboration between Trey and Tedeschi Trucks Band, courtesy of Marc Millman. Those left wanting more can enjoy the full show audio from Saturday below as well. Enjoy!
“Mountain Jam” (Pro-Shot Clip)
“Mountain Jam” (Full Audience Video)
Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Beacon Theatre | New York City, NY | 10/14/17
Keep On Growing (Derek and the Dominos), Made Up My Mind, Until You Remember, Sailing on (Toots & The Maytals), Part Of Me, Midnight In Harlem, Don’t Know What It Means, How Blue Can You Get? (Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers), The Storm
II: Don’t Let Me Slide, Do I Look Worried, Chevrolet (Lonnie Young, Ed Young, Lonnie Young Jr.), Isn’t It A Pity (George Harrison), The Letter (Box Tops), I Want More, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free (Billy Taylor), Delta Lady (Leon Russell)*, Mountain Jam (Allman Brothers)*
E: A Song For You (Leon Russell), Bound For Glory
*w/ Trey Anastasio
[Photo by Dino Perrucci]