Tedeschi Trucks Band Opens ‘Fireside Sessions’ Series With Quartet Performance

By Nate Todd Feb 19, 2021 4:12 pm PST

Tedeschi Trucks Band kicked off their “Fireside Sessions” livestream concert series on Thursday, their first show in nearly a year, via nugs.net. Guitarists Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi performed as a quartet alongside drummer Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell and bassist Brandon Boone.

The TTB four-piece got things underway with Blind Willie McTell’s “Statesboro Blues.” Susan led the band through the Allman Brothers Band staple and also offered up a killer guitar solo to compliment Derek’s slide stylings. Next, Trucks picked out some tasty slide work and Greenwell trickled in with a shuffling beat as the band cooled things down a bit for “Simple Things,” from their Grammy-winning 2011 debut album, Revelator. TTB then jumped into the funky “Misunderstood” from their 2013 LP Made Up Mind and followed with another MUM song, “It’s So Heavy.”

Next, TTB got into some more cover material with the Stevie Wonder-penned “Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever” and Elmore James’ “The Sky Is Crying.” The band then returned to original material with “Don’t Drift Away” ahead of their classic pairing of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery” into the Jerry Garcia/Robert Hunter composition, “Sugaree.” Made Up Mind’s “That Did It” came next followed by “I Want More” from the band’s 2016 album, Let Me Get By. TTB’s first Fireside Session came to a conclusion with Carlos Santana’s classic instrumental, “Soul Sacrifice.”

Watch Tedeschi Trucks Band perform “Statesboro Blues” and “Simple Things” below via the Jambase Live Video Archive:

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Setlist (via Ratdog.org)

Set: Statesboro Blues, Simple Things, Misunderstood, Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever, The Sky is Crying, Don’t Drift Away, Angel from Montgomery > Sugaree, That Did It, I Want More, Soul Sacrifice

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