Tedeschi Trucks Band Welcomes Members Of Blackberry Smoke In Raleigh


The Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Wheels Of Soul tour rolled into Raleigh on Tuesday night for a performance at Coastal Credit Union Music Park At Walnut Creek. The TTB was joined by members of Blackberry Smoke, the group that opened the festivities after a set from Shovels & Rope.

The first show of the tour featured the TTB debut of Elton John’s “The Border Song.” Susan Tedeschi‘s powerful vocals fit the song like a glove and she led a strong rendition of the tune from Elton John’s self-titled debut album to kick off the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s set in Raleigh. The 12-piece then presented career-spanning originals “Do I Look Worried,” “Signs, High Times” and “Until You Remember” ahead of a pairing of Sleepy John Estes’ “Leavin’ Trunk” and “Volunteered Slavery” by Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

Next up was “Laugh About It” before Derek Trucks was showcased on Derek & The Dominos’ “Keep On Growing” and the TTB original “Midnight In Harlem.” Last night’s set came to a close with a run of “Part Of Me,” “How Blue Can You Get?” and “I Want More.” Blackberry Smoke frontman Charlie Starr emerged to augment the TTB’s encore of Charles Segar’s “Key To The Highway” and Leon Russell’s “Stranger In A Strange Land.” The latter song also featured Blackberry Smoke drummer Brit Turner.

Listen to an audience recording taped by Robbie Dunn:


Set: Border Song, Do I Look Worried, Signs, Until You Remember, Leavin’ Trunk > Volunteered Slavery, Laugh About It, Keep On Growing, Midnight In Harlem, Part Of Me, How Blue Can You Get, I Want More

Encore: Key To The Highway (w/ Charlie Starr), Stranger In A Strange Land (w/ Charlie Starr & Brit Turner)

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