Tedeschi Trucks Band continued their Wheels of Soul Tour this past weekend, continuing their East Coast run with shows in Connecticut, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, highlighted by Friday night’s show in Hartford, CT, which featured special guest and co-founding Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe, who stuck around for the full show, plus guitarist Marcus King, who once again joined TTB for a couple songs on the night.
Derek Trucks opened up the evening with a solo take on the Grateful Dead’s “Ripple,” which he dedicated to the late Mike Winters, a staple of the New York live music scene who worked at Port Chester’s Capitol Theatre and started the Manhattan blues club Manny’s Car Wash, where Trucks used to play. Winters passed away last week.
With Jaimoe augmenting TTB’s already solid two-drummer attack (Hartford is where the drummer calls home, and he was also celebrating his birthday weekend), the band ran through some of their staples like “Don’t Know What It Means” and Allen Toussaint’s “Get Out of My Life, Woman,” before welcoming King for Elmore James’ “The Sky Is Crying.” King would later return for the set closer, Joe Tex’s “Show Me.”
TTB and Jaimoe rounded out the night with a three-song encore featuring “Will the Circle Be Unbroken?,” a traditional tune favored by the Allman Brothers Band, and “Bound For Glory,” the show-closer that saw TTB joined by Carey Frank, who filled in for regular keyboardist Kofi Burbridge last year when Burbridge took time off the road after heart surgery.
See Friday’s setlist below, along with fan-shot video from the night. Next up for Tedeschi Trucks is the Wheels of Soul Tour stop in Canandaigua, NY, tomorrow night.
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Xfinity Theatre, Hartford, CT
w/ Jaimoe on drums
Ripple> All That I Need, Do I Look Worried, Don’t Know What It Means, Shame, Get Out of My Life Woman, Part of Me, The Sky Is Crying*, Angel From Montgomery> Sugaree, Had to Cry Today, Let Me Get By, Show Me*
Enc: Night Time is the Right Time, Will the Circle Be Unbroken?, Bound for Glory
Notes: *w/ Marcus King