Tedeschi Trucks Band
January 25, 2015
Photo by Randy Patterson
Until now, I’ve never seen the Tedeschi Trucks Band in concert. After seeing them, I feel really, really stupid to have not seen them until now. Their show at the beautiful and historic Tennessee Theater in downtown Knoxville was one for the record books.
Talk about a band that totally blew me away! What an amazing husband/wife team surrounded by world class musicians. Tight. Super tight. This band can show other jam bands how to take care of business and get ‘er done.
Hitting the stage after a tremendous performance by the opening act, The Greyhounds, Tedeschi Trucks brought the enthusiastic, sold out Knoxville crowd to their feet with “Keep On Growing.” From there on, it was a phenomenal slide guitar rock ‘n roll blues-fest.
Susan’s voice was bang on outstanding as was her guitar playing. Derek’s handling of his SG was jaw-dropping outrageous. I didn’t want any of it to end.
Tunes that stole the evening were:
Made Up Mind: People were dancing in their seats and in the aisles during this song. Derek’s slide solo blazed and scorched, driving the crowd wild.
All That I Need: Smooth, fluid, I have no idea how long they played that song but they could’ve played it for hours and it wouldn’t have been long enough. This is a song you want to drive on the interstate to, with your player set on endless repeat.
Midnight In Harlem: One of my favorite TTB tunes, Susan’s performance of this tune during this show absolutely melted my heart. This song gets into your heart and DNA, to remain forever. When you hear it live, it seals the deal.
If you haven’t ever caught a Tedeschi Trucks Band show, you need to. You’ll absolutely love them and become a fan for life . . . if you’re not already one.