Sunshine Music Festival: TTB, Hot Tuna, Mike Gordon, MMW & More Play Boca – Photos & Audio

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Images by: Romy Santos

Sunshine Music Festival :: 1.14.18
Mizner Park Amphitheater :: Boca Raton, FL

The 2018 Sunshine Music Festival took place over the weekend with stops in St. Petersburg on Saturday and Boca Raton on Sunday. As usual, the Tedeschi Trucks Band headlined the festival. Funk legends George Porter Jr. and Zigaboo Modeliste were also on the bill as Foundation Of Funk. GPJ and Ziggy were joined by guitarist Eric Krasno and keyboardist John Medeski for a batch of Meters songs including “Funky Miracle,” “Africa” and “Ain’t No Use” in Boca Raton. Medeski also performed as part of Medeski Martin & Wood, who mixed wild improvisation and such classics as “Dracula” at Mizner Park in South Florida. Funkateers Galactic then presented a career-spanning batch of material. Vocalist Erica Falls sat-in on a handful of tunes at the beautiful venue including “Like A Rolling Stone” and “Dolla Diva.”

Phish bassist Mike Gordon showed off his five-piece in Boca Raton towards the end of the festivities. His band focused on tunes from the recently released OGOGO, namely “Victim 3D,” “Whirlwind,” “Victim” and “Crazy Sometimes.” Gordon’s troupe also played “Meat,” debuted a cover of Tower Of Power’s “You Strike My Main Nerve” and also treated the crowd to versions of “Ruby Soho” by Rancid” and Tame Impala’s “Mind Mischief.” The penultimate performance in Boca came from Hot Tuna. Bassist Jack Casady, guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and drummer Justin Guip opened with “I See The Light” and then strung together a set of beloved favorites with “Trial By Fire,” “Bowlegged Woman, Knock Kneed Man” and “Hit Single #1” among them. As mentioned, the TTB headlined Sunshine and at Mizner Park, the Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi led group kicked off their set with the recently debuted “Love Having You Around” ahead of their usual mix of originals and covers. Highlights included Krasno sitting-in on “Leavin’ Trunk” > “Save Me” and Chris Wood adding to a cover of Wings’ “Let Me Roll It.” An encore of “Let’s Go Get Stoned” and pairings of “Angel From Montgomery” and “Sugaree” as well as “The Storm” and “Whipping Post” were also among the many memorable moments in Boca.

Check out photos from Romy Santos followed by audio thanks to Cheesehead Productions:

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Foundation Of Funk

Setlist: Tuning. Funky Miracle. Africa. Pungee. Cissy Strut. Keep On Marching. He Bite Me (The Dragon). Just Kissed My Baby. Ain’t No Use.

Setlist: Boban. Right On. Chasing Rainbows. Never Called You Crazy. Coolin’ Off Medley. Heart Of Steel. Dolla Diva. Like A Rolling Stone. Hey Na Na. Does It Really Make A Difference. I Can’t Stand The Rain.

Setlist: Victim 3D, Whirlwind, Mind Mischief, Cruel World, You Strike My Main Nerve. Go Away. Victim. Ruby Soho. Meat. Crazy Sometimes.

Setlist: I See The Light. That’ll Happen No More. Talkin’ About You. Rock Me Baby. Trial By Fire. Watch The North Wind Rise. Bowlegged Woman, Knock Kneed Man. Hit Single #1.

Setlist: Love Having You Around. Shame. Don’t Know What It Means. Midnight In Harlem. Leavin’ Trunk* > Save Me*. Bound For Glory. Talkin’ About. Angel From Montgomery > Sugaree >Angel. Made Up Mind. Let Me Roll It^. How Blue Can You Get. The Storm > Whipping Post. Encore: Let’s Go Get Stoned. *w/ Eric Krasno – Guitar, ^w/ Chris Wood – Bass