Tedeschi Trucks Band Begins Chicago Theatre 2020 Residency

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Tedeschi Trucks Band kicked off their fifth annual residency at The Chicago Theatre with performances at the famed Chicago venue on Friday and Saturday. The shows contained rarities, choice covers and an acoustic portion during the second night.

The residency began with a bust out of the rarely performed “Come See About Me.” The first set also featured the second performance of the recently debuted “Hear Me,” covers of Titus Turner’s “Sticks And Stones” and The Allman Brothers Band’s “Don’t Keep Me Wonderin’,” and a closing version of “Let Me Get By.”

Friday’s second set started with “I’m Gonna Be There,” followed by back-to-back tunes from Derek & The Dominoes’ Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs in the form of “Key to the Highway” and “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?” Set two also presented staple originals “Part of Me,” “Just As Strange,” “Learn How to Love” and “Get What You Deserve,” Willie Nelson’s “Somebody Pick Up My Pieces” and an elongated take on Billy Taylor’s “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free,” as well as the closing “I Want More.” Night one’s encore was a cover of “Let’s Go Get Stoned.”

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Saturday’s first set focused on TTB favorites such as “Laugh About It,” “High & Mighty,” “Don’t Know What It Means,” “Don’t Let Me Slide” and “Don’t Drift Away,” along with regularly played covers “The Letter” and “The Sky Is Crying.” The opening set was capped with “Idle Wind.”

Saturday’s mostly acoustic start to the second set consisted of “Calling Out To You,” “When Will I Begin,” Elmore James’ “Done Somebody Wrong,” the Layla track “I Am Yours” and “Meet Me At The Bottom.” The fully electric finish was made up of “Leaving Trunk,” “Shame,” “Midnight In Harlem” and “How Blue Can You Get?”

Guitarists Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks led their band mates through a cover of Funkadelic “Good to Your Earhole,” which was played once before on the same night “Hear Me” debuted. “Bound For Glory” capped the opening weekend of TTB’s Chicago Theatre residency. The band performs again at the historic theatre on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25.

Audio (Taped by Richard Dunham)

Friday, January 17 (Set Two)

Saturday, January 18

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Videos

Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad Via TTB FB

Bound For Glory Via TTB FB

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Done Somebody Wrong Captured by Aaron Goldman

Good To Your Earhole Captured by Aaron Goldman

Hear Me Captured by Sojahsey1

Setlist

Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Chicago Theatre

Set 1
  • Come See About Me
  • Do I Look Worried
  • Hear Me
  • Still In Your Mind
  • Signs, High Times
  • Sticks and Stones  
  • Hard Case
  • Don't Keep Me Wonderin'  
  • Let Me Get By
Set 2
  • I'm Gonna Be There
  • Key to the Highway  
  • Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?  
  • Part of Me
  • Somebody Pick Up My Pieces  
  • Just As Strange
  • Learn How to Love
  • Get What You Deserve  
  • I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free  
  • I Want More
Encore
  • Let's Go Get Stoned
  • The Coasters

Setlist

Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Chicago Theatre

Set 1
  • Laugh About It
  • High & Mighty
  • Don't Know What It Means
  • The Letter  
  • Life Is Crazy  
  • Don't Let Me Slide
  • Don't Drift Away
  • The Sky Is Crying  
  • Idle Wind
Set 2 - Acoustic
  • Calling Out to You
  • When Will I Begin
  • Done Somebody Wrong  
  • I Am Yours  
  • Meet Me at the Bottom
Set 2 - Electric
  • Leaving Trunk  
  • Shame
  • Midnight in Harlem
  • How Blue Can You Get?  
Encore
  • Good to Your Earhole  
  • Bound for Glory