Guitarist Jeff Fielder Joins Tedeschi Trucks Band In Seattle For Bill Walton Dedication & More

Hear the collab on “Angel From Montgomery” > “Sugaree” and a Joe Cocker classic.

By Nate Todd May 29, 2024 10:16 am PDT

Tedeschi Trucks Band concluded a two-night stand at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on Tuesday. Guitarist Jeff Fielder joined TTB for their pairing of John Prine’s “Angel From Montgomery” and the Grateful Dead’s “Sugaree,” dedicated to Bill Walton, and a Joe Cocker classic to cap the concert.

Tedeschi Trucks Band launched the show with “Laugh About It.” Following a false start ahead of Eddie Kirkland’s “I Must Have Done Somebody Wrong,” the first frame also boasted covers of the recently revived Blind Faith number “Presence of the Lord” and Taj Mahal’s “Everybody’s Got to Change Sometime” along with cuts off the band’s latest studio album I Am The Moon: “Ain’t That Something,” “Fall In” and “Yes We Will.” The set came to a close with the title track to TTB’s 2016 LP, Let Me Get By.


Set two got underway with guitarist/vocalist Susan Tedeschi showing off her drums skills on I Am The Moon’s “So Long Savior” alongside drummer Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell, which gave drummer Isaac Eady a chance to pick up a guitar.

The band returned to their normal configuration for the sole cut, “Part of Me,” off their 2013 album, Made Up Mind, which contained elements of I Am The Moon’s “I Can Feel You Smiling.” The second frame also saw covers of songs by Aretha Franklin (“It Ain’t Fair”), Derek and the Dominos (“Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?”) and Dr. John (“I Walk on Gilded Splinters”).

TTB then brought out Jeff Fielder, who as Susan noted, plays guitar with Indigo Girls’ Amy Ray. Fielder has also collaborated with guitarist Derek Trucks in the collective The Underthinkers led by Seattle native Paul Allen, perhaps best known as co-founder of Microsoft. Tedeschi also dedicated “Angel From Montgomery” > “Sugaree” to the late great Bill Walton who passed away on Monday.

“I’m a huge basketball fan and I’m from Boston originally,” Tedeschi said, adding, “He’s a super sweet guy.” Walton played for the Boston Celtics at the end of his career and won a championship with them in 1986.

Susan then led the band through “Angel From Montgomery,” which featured a tasty solo from Fielder before the collab headed into portions of “Sugaree.” The song originally appearing on Jerry Garcia’s self-titled debut solo album was a staple at concerts of Walton’s favorite band, the Grateful Dead.

TTB would go it alone for “I Want More” and “Beck’s Bolero” to wrap the second set. Following the classic “Midnight In Harlem,” which was prefaced by Trucks’ “Swamp Raga,” Fielder returned to help the band put an exclamation point on the show with Joe Cocker’s “High Time We Went.”

Listen to the complete show below via Mariah Scheskie & Christopher Gray (SouthboundMT):

Next up for Tedeschi Trucks Band is a two-night stand at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre. Livestreams of both shows are available for free with a subscription. Check out the TTB’s tour routing with ticket info below.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band
  • Laugh About It
  • Ain't That Something
  • Fall In
  • I Must Have Done Somebody Wrong
  • Presence of the Lord
  • All the Love
  • Everybody's Got to Change Sometime
  • Yes We Will
  • Let Me Get By
  • So Long Savior
  • Part of Me
  • It Ain't Fair
  • Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?
  • Anyhow
  • Just Won't Burn
  • I Walked on Guilded Splinters
  • Angel From Montgomery / Sugaree
  • I Want More > Beck's Bolero
  • Swamp Raga > Midnight In Harlem
  • High Time We Went
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