Watch Tedeschi Trucks Band Debut Bruce Springsteen Covers In Atlantic City

The powerhouse ensemble honored The Boss in his home state by performing “Atlantic City” and “State Trooper.”

By Scott Bernstein Feb 20, 2024 9:08 am PST

The Tedeschi Trucks Band took the stage for their first shows of 2024 on Friday and Saturday in Atlantic City, where they honored New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen by performing one of his songs for the first time at each concert. The shows featuring Little Feat as opener took place at Hard Rock Live at the Etess Arena.

Friday’s concert was heavy on songs from the 12-piece ensemble’s I Am The Moon 2022 series of albums including the “Soul Sweet Song” that began the 16-song performance. The title track, “Hear My Dear,” “Fall In,” “Last Night In The Rain,” “Pasaquan” and “Take Me As I Am” were the other I Am The Moon cuts to make the setlist on Friday.

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The first of five covers played on Friday came in the middle of the set. Susan Tedeschi handled lead vocals on the TTB debut of the geographically-appropriate “Atlantic City.” Bruce Springsteen originally recorded the song for his 1982 album Nebraska.

See fan-captured footage of the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s version of “Atlantic City” below:


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“Atlantic City” was followed by takes on Dr. John’s “I Walked On Guilded Splinters” and Blind Joe Reynolds’ “Outside Woman Blues.” Then, the TTB closed the set with a run of “I Am The Moon,” “Last Night In The Rain,” “Midnight In Harlem” and “Bound For Glory.” For Friday’s encore, the group treated fans to covers of the Bonnie Raitt-popularized “I Can’t Make You Love Me” and Bill Withers’ “I Wish You Well.” The latter marked Tedeschi Trucks Band’s first “I Wish You Well” since debuting their rendition on June 30, 2019 as per Setlist.FM statistics.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to Hard Rock Live at the Etess Arena on Saturday. “Don’t Let Me Slide” off the group’s debut 2011 record, Revelator, opened before the TTB looked to I Am The Moon for “Playing With My Emotions” and “Ain’t That Something.” Next came a take on Derek & The Dominos’ “Tell The Truth” along with I Am The Moon’s “Where Are My Friends” and fan-favorite “Idle Wind.”

Saturday’s set rolled on with Susan Tedeschi and sharing lead vocal duties on the Tedeschi Trucks Band premiere cover of “State Trooper.” Bruce Springsteen also initially issued “State Trooper” on Nebraska. Check out fan-shot video of the TTB performing “State Trooper” below:


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After following “State Trooper” with a cover of Wet Willie’s “Keep On Smilin’,” the 12-piece ensemble debuted a take on Aretha Franklin’s “I Ain’t Fair.” Derek Trucks emulated the riffs Duane Allman laid down on the 1970 original, while Alecia Chakour channeled Franklin’s vocals. From there, the TTB blazed through the Allman Brothers’ “Dreams,” their own “Made Up Mind” and the Tedeschi solo track “Just Won’t Burn.” The set closed with an “I Want More” that gave way to “Beck’s Bolero” with the band returning for a “Space Captain” encore.

Next up for the Tedeschi Trucks Band is a three-show residency at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. The group returns to the historic NYC venue February 29 – March 2.

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Setlist

Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Soul Sweet Song
  • Part of Me
  • Hear My Dear
  • Fall In
  • Anyhow
  • Take Me as I Am
  • Pasaquan
  • Atlantic City
  • I Walked on Guilded Splinters
  • Outside Woman Blues
  • I Am the Moon
  • Last Night in the Rain
  • Midnight in Harlem
  • Bound for Glory
  • I Can't Make You Love Me
  • I Wish You Well
Setlist data setlist.fm.
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Setlist

Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Don't Let Me Slide
  • Playing With My Emotions
  • Ain't That Something
  • Tell the Truth
  • Where Are My Friends?
  • Idle Wind
  • State Trooper
  • Keep On Smilin'
  • It Ain't Fair
  • Dreams
  • Made Up Mind
  • Just Won't Burn
  • I Want More
  • Beck's Bolero
  • Space Captain
Setlist data setlist.fm.
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