Full Show Audio: Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Guests & Honors Kofi, Col. Bruce & Gregg Allman In Atlanta
Saturday night, Tedeschi Trucks Band took the stage at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta for what would be a stellar night honoring the late, greats Col. Bruce Hampton and Gregg Allman as well as recovering keyboardist Kofi Burbridge. The Wheels Of Soul Tour stop also featured sets from Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers.
Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and Oliver Wood all took part in a May 1st show at The Fox to celebrate the 70th birthday of Col. Bruce Hampton where, on stage during the show, Hampton had a heart attack and died shortly thereafter. Last night’s Tedeschi Trucks Band show was performed with a guitar case featuring an image of Col. Bruce Hampton on stage. It was a case that Oliver Wood had given to Derek Trucks before the current Wheels Of Soul Tour began.
The TTB’s set kicked off with “I Want More” followed by “Don’t Know What It Means,” before the group launched into “Keep On Growing,” the Derek and The Dominos song, penned by Eric Clapton and Bobby Whitlock. “Midnight In Harlem” with a “Little Martha” intro came next, before Hot Tuna’s Jorma Kaukonen (guitar), Jack Casady (bass) and Justin Guip (drums) joined for blues classic “The Sky Is Crying.”
Another collaboration soon followed as “Have You No Shame” and “Sweet Virginia” featured Oliver Wood, Chris Wood, Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers and guitarist Tinsley Ellis. The TTB then performed “I Wish I Knew,” “I Pity The Fool,” and “The Storm,” the latter from their 2013 album Made Up Mind. To close out the set, in honor of Gregg Allman, the band then led a powerful jam-infused performance of “Whipping Post.”
Returning for the encore, Susan Tedeschi spoke of the late Col. Bruce Hampton and the year’s losses and difficulties before dedicating Leon Russell’s “Song For You” to TTB keyboardist Kofi Burbridge who is currently recovering from heart issues. They then performed “Cry Me A River,” dedicated to Bruce Hampton, before concluding the emotional evening with “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” and “Bound For Glory.”
Listen to full show audio on Archive.org taped by Dillon Fries:
Setlist (via Archive.org)
Set One: I Want More, Don’t Know What It Means, Keep On Growing, Midnight In Harlem (w/ a Little Martha Intro), The Sky Is Crying , Made Up Mind, Have You No Shame , Sweet Virginia , I Wish I Knew, I Pity The Fool, The Storm, Whipping Post (Jam And Final Chorus)
Encore: Song For You (Dedicated to Kofi Burbridge), Cry Me A River (Dedicated To Bruce Hampton), Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Bound For Glory
-  with Jorma Kaukonen (guitar), Jack Casady (bass), and Justin Guip (drums)
-  with Oliver Wood (guitar, vocals), Chris Wood (bass), Jano Rix (keyboards), and Tinsley Ellis (guitar).
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