photo via TTB on Facebook
On Wednesday evening, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the Beacon Theatre for the fourth night of their annual run at the New York venue, and the group continued their string of collaborations by welcoming several more friends to the stage, including Soulive guitarist Eric Krasno (with whom Derek Trucks collaborated on the final night of Krasno’s Blue Note jazz club run this past Sunday) and pedal-steel maestro Robert Randolph.
TTB kicked off last night’s performance—which also featured percussionist Pedrito Martinez throughout the entire set—with “High & Mighty,” the title track from their EP that was released last week, and also included their staple cover of Derek and the Dominos’ “Anyday” before calling on Krasno to join them on “Misunderstood” and “Sweet and Low,” promising that the guitarist would be back later in the set for more collaborations. Immediately after Krasno departed, Susan Tedeschi welcomed out Randolph for a pair of blues tunes, “Leavin’ Trunk” and “Volunteered Slavery.”
After their own “Midnight in Harlem” and “Don’t Know What It Means,” TTB offered a trio of covers, starting with Joe Cocker’s version of “The Letter” followed by Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice” and the blues classic “How Blue Can You Get.” The band then made good on their earlier promise and brought Krasno back on stage for a ripping take on the Allman Brothers Band favorite “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed.”
TTB then wrapped up their set with the jazz classic “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free” with guitarist Mark Whitfield (who was also a part of Krasno’s Blue Note finale on Sunday), then returned to the stage for an encore of “Let’s Go Get Stoned” featuring Whitfield and keyboardist Deshawn “D’Vibes” Alexander, formerly of The Marcus King Band.
Check out the full setlist below, along with fan-shot video from last night. Tedeschi Trucks Band will take tonight off before returning to the Beacon Theatre tomorrow evening for the penultimate show of the run, which wraps up on Saturday.
“In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” (w/ Eric Krasno):
“Let’s Go Get Stoned” (w/ Mark Whitfield & Deshawn “D’Vibes” Alexander):
“Midnight in Harlem”:
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Beacon Theatre – New York, NY
High & Mighty, Let Me Get By, It’s So Heavy, Anyday, I’m Gonna Be There, Misunderstood*, Sweet and Low*, Leavin’ Trunk^, Volunteered Slavery^, Midnight in Harlem, Don’t Know What It Means, The Letter, Soul Sacrifice, How Blue Can You Get, Elizabeth Reed*, I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free+
Enc: Let’s Go Get Stoned+
Notes: full show with Pedrito Martinez
* w/ Eric Krasno
^ w/ Robert Randolph
+ w/ Mark Whitfield and Deshawn “D’Vibes” Alexander