Tedeschi Trucks Band kicked off a two-night run at New Orleans’ Saenger Performing Arts Theater last night. A few songs into their second set, the ensemble welcomed Austin-based drummer JJ Johnson for a take on New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint’s “Get Out Of My Life Woman.” Johnson, a founding member of TTB, left the group in 2020, and was replaced by a musician with deep New Orleans ties, drummer Isaac Eady, last year. 

In related news, New Orleans officials have announced that Robert E. Lee Boulevard will be renamed for Allen Toussaint on February 1. TTB will return to the Saenger Performing Arts Theater this evening.