The Wheels of Soul Tour continues to roll down the road, as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive-By Truckers and the Marcus King Band jam their way through America.
Over two Northeastern shows on July 17 and 18, TTB welcomed their tourmates onstage a number of times.
At the ArtPark in Lewiston, NY, TTB warmed up with live gems like “Bound For Glory” and “Made Up Mind.” Later, they played a nice segue between Let Me Get By‘s “Dont Know What It Means” and a newer original dubbed “Shame,” before welcoming guitar phenom Marcus King onstage to spice up a cover of Elmore James’ “The Sky Is Crying.”
Another highlight from TTB’s July 17 offering was when Susan Tedeschi took center stage to lead the band on a double dose of “Angel From Montgomery” and the Grateful Dead’s “Sugaree.”
The band encored with perhaps their most well-known track “Midnight in Harlem,” and then followed it up with Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Let Me Roll It” featuring Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers on guitar and backing vocals.
The next evening, at Pennsylvania’s KeyBank Pavilion, Tedeschi Trucks Band went for another round of collaboration with the guys from Drive-By Truckers.
They gave the crowd their fix for Allman Brothers Band tunes with an opening “Statesboro Blues,” and worked their way through the following eight songs with zeal (the single set included covers of Bob Dylan’s “Lord Protect My Child” and Derek Trucks Band’s “Chevrolet” as well as another take on “Shame”).
As the July 18 show began to draw to a close, Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers joined in on Bob Dylan’s “Going Going Gone,” which has become a favorite collaborative number on the Wheels of Soul Tour (Hood and Cooley played on the same song on July 11 in Virginia).
After TTB took the final song of set one themselves – Nina Simone’s “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free” – they encored with Let Me Get By‘s “Just As Strange” and, finally, they played “Let’s Go Get Stoned” by Ray Charles, with keyboardist Jay Gonzalez of Drive-By Truckers giving it some extra oomph.
Check out the setlists, as well as a video of “Going Going Gone” with Patterson Hood below:
Tedeschi Trucks Band
July 17, 2018
ArtPark, Lewiston, NY
Bound For Glory, Made Up Mind, All That I Need, Ball & Chain, Don’t Know What It Means> Shame, Going Down Slow, The Sky Is Crying^, Angel From Montgomery> Sugaree, Laugh About It, I Want More
Enc: Midnight in Harlem, Let Me Roll It*
^ with Marcus King
- with Patterson Hood (Drive-By Truckers)
Tedeschi Trucks Band
July 18, 2018
KeyBank Pavilion, Burgettstown, Penn.
Statesboro Blues, Do I Look Worried, I Want More, Lord Protect My Child, High & Mighty, Shame, Chevrolet, Don’t Let Me Slide, Let Me Get By, Going Going Gone%, I Wish I Knew
Enc: Just As Strange, Let’s Go Get Stoned+
% with Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley (Drive-By Truckers)
+ with Jay Gonzalez (Drive-By Truckers)