Tedeschi Trucks Band Debuts Leon Russell Cover At Boston Run Finale
A wonderful year for the Tedeschi Trucks Band ended on Saturday night with the third of three shows at the Orpheum Theatre in Boston. The group continued to show off the diversity of their repertoire over the course of the run and worked in a tribute to one of their biggest influences, Leon Russell.
The TTB opened with their own “Don’t Know What It Means” and followed it up with a scorching cover of “The Letter” by The Boxtops. Saturday’s first set also featured stand out takes on the original “Crying Over You” as well as The Four Tops’ “Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever” and Titus Turner’s “Sticks And Stones.”
Susan Tedeschi came out for the second set with just a microphone in hand and was accompanied by Kofi Burbridge on piano for a beautiful rendition of one of Leon Russell’s most beloved compositions, “A Song For You.” Tedeschi mentioned how much Leon’s music meant before the rest of the band emerged. Other second set highlights included a blissful “Midnight In Harlem,” Jeff Lockhart emerging on guitar for “Let’s Go Get Stoned” and a set-closing romp through Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice.” The Tedeschi Trucks Band ended their final show of 2016 with a cover of The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends.”