Last night was filled with tributes to Butch Trucks, the late founding Allman Brothers Band drummer who passed away unexpectedly, none more fitting than the show played by Trucks’ nephew Derek and his group Tedeschi Trucks Band during their who at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis, which included support from North Mississippi Allstars.
The band got the night started with their first homage, playing through the Allmans’ version of “Statesboro Blues” before a run of appropriately themed tunes like George Harrison’s “Isn’t It a Pity” and Elmore James’ “Sky Is Crying.”
After covers of Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” with guest Cody Dickinson and B.B. King’s “How Blue Can You Get,” TTB welcomed out Dickinson’s brother and North Mississippi Allstars bandmate Luther for the second direct tribute of the night, the Allman Brothers classic “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.” Watch a video of that performance below. The set then closed out with the lighter tone of “Let’s Go Get Stoned.”
Tedeschi Trucks continue their tour tonight at the Tennessee Theatre in Knoxville, where they will be joined by former Allman Brothers guitarist Jack Pearson.
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO
Set I: Statesboro Blues, Don’t Know What It Means, Keep On Growing, Isn’t It a Pity, Laugh About It, Sky Is Crying, Ali, Let Me Get By, Don’t Think Twice It’s All Right, Leavin’ Trunk/Vol Slavery, I Wish I Knew, How Blue Can You Get, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, Let’s Go Get Stoned
*w/ Cody Dickinson
^w/ Luther Dickinson