Photo Credit: Bradley Strickland
On Saturday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band brought their current Wheels of Soul tour to the fabled Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colo. The July 30 performance included an unannounced sit-in by dobro player Jerry Douglas. He joined the ensemble for a substantial on-stage collaboration following a sit-in heavy opening set by Los Lobos.
Saturday night capped the band’s two-night run, which began on Friday, at the picturesque outdoor concert palace. The weekend’s capstone kicked off with the staple, “Anyhow,” followed by 2013’s “Do I Look Worried,” which appeared on the album, Made Up Mind. Next, they followed with the latter’s title track before running through a tune off 2022’s I Am The Moon: I. Crescent on “Hear My Dear.”
The 16-song single-set performance continued with “Yes We Will,” followed by a debut of “Emmaline” from part three of their recently released, The Fall. Then, the band visited Derek and the Dominos’ repertoire on “Keep On Growing” before the night’s guest took the stage.
Douglas initially appeared for a take on “All the Love” off I Am the Moon: II. Ascension and stuck around for a run through the Elmore James original “Done Somebody Wrong.” Then, Douglas, Derek Trucks, Gabe Dixon (keyboard), Brandon Boone (bass), Tyler Greenwell (drummer), Isaac Eady (drummer) and Los Lobos’ Alfredo Ortiz stretched out another 2022 selection, “Pasaquan.” The lengthy instrumentation represented a peak of Saturday night’s illustrious performance and was capped by a total band return on “So Long Savior,”
Next, Douglas exited the stage, leaving the ensemble to take on their seminal number “Midnight In Harlem” before running through a cover of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “That Did It.” Next, Douglas returned to assist on a segued pairing of the John Prine classic, “Angel From Montgomery,” which flowed into the Robert Hunter penned “Sugaree,” which also functioned as a nod toward Jerry Garcia, who would have celebrated his 80th birthday today.
Then, the night’s guest exited the stage, leaving Tedeschi Trucks Band to take on the original number, “I Want More,” which bled into a cover of The Allman Brothers Band’s “Les Brers in A Minor.” For the night’s encore, the ensemble landed on a rendition of Matthew Moore’s “Space Captain” to end their jam-packed Red Rocks stand.
Before the launch of Saturday night’s main feature, Los Lobos welcomed Tedeschi and Dixon for a run through Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.” Then, Trucks appeared to assist on The Allman Brothers Band’s “Don’t Keep Me Wondern’.” Furthermore, Los Lobos was accompanied by Tedeschi Trucks Band’s horn section during the opening set, who stepped out to help on “Mas y Mas.”
Following Saturday night’s performance, the band will continue their summer tour on Aug. 2, with a sold-out gig at the Armory Music Hall in Bozeman, Mont. For additional information on the band’s upcoming performances, visit their website.
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, Colo.
July 30, 2022
Set: Anyhow, Do I Look Worried, Made Up Mind, Hear My Dear, Yes We Will, Emmaline, Keep On Growing*, All the Love^, Done Somebody Wrong^&, Pasaquan^, So Long Savior^, Midnight in Harlem, That Did It#, Angel From Montgomery/ Sugaree^, I Want More > Les Brers in A Minor@
Enc.: Space Captain+
* Derek and the Dominos cover
^ With Jerry Douglas
& Elmore James cover
# Bobby “Blue” Bland cover
@ The Allman Brothers Band cover
+ Mathew Moore cover