Trey Anastasio & Tedeschi Trucks Band Perform ‘Layla’ Album At Lockn’


Trey Anastasio joined Tedeschi Trucks Band for a nearly complete performance of Derek And The Dominos’ classic album Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs Saturday night at Lockn’. Guitarist Doyle Bramhall II also joined the collaborative set that featured several Tedeschi Trucks Band live debuts.

Anastasio’s pre-announced collaboration followed Friday’s Trey Anastasio Band appearance at Lockn’ that saw Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi joining the Phish guitarist’s solo group. Saturday’s special set took place after Tedeschi Trucks Band played an opeing first set.

At the start of set two, Susan Tedeschi led the ensemble through “I Looked Away,” the lead track on Eric Clapton’s landmark 1970 double LP that was recorded with the late Duane Allman. During the Layla set, Derek Trucks played his 1957 Gibson Goldtop guitar that is one serial number away from the ’57 Goldtop played by Allman. Anastasio led the band through “Bell Bottom Blues,” a song he played on his 1999 solo tour. The pair of TTB debuts were followed by the band’s setlist staple “Keep On Growing.” The set progressed through “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” and “I Am Yours” which was sung by keyboardist Gabe Dixon and backing vocalist Mike Mattison.

Mattison shined again on “Anyday” that saw the four guitarists stretching out and trading solos as the song reached a climactic peak. Bramhall was on lead vocal duties on the “Key to the Highway” another of the album’s tunes regularly covered by Tedeschi Trucks Band that again saw Trucks and Anastasio linking up for an extensive stretch. Tedeschi then prompted the start of another TTB standard, “Tell The Truth,” and she was on lead duties for “Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?” while Trucks switched to the ’57 Goldtop. The Goldtop stuck around for “Have You Ever Loved a Woman,” but it was Tedeschi’s Gibson that shined brightest on the Freddie King cover, drawing big smiles out of Trey and Derek.

The Goldtop exited ahead of “Little Wing.” The Jimi Hendrix cover was one of many highlights of a highlight-filled set. Mattison gave a heartfelt rendering of “It’s Too Late,” leading up to the set’s finale. The title-track “Layla” was one last avenue for the assembled mass of guitar talent onstage to let rip on a song meant for guitarists to shred through. Trucks’ incredible slide playing was embellished by Trey’s deft fretwork. The final piano notes of the “Layla” coda signaled the end of an unforgettable performance (the brief acoustic album closer “Thorn Tree In The Garden” was left off the setlist but was played over the PA after the show).

Both Tedeschi Trucks Band sets Saturday at Lockn’ can be viewed in the video provided by The Relix Channel below:


Tedeschi Trucks Band at Infinity Downs Farm

Set 1
  • Signs, High Times
  • Do I Look Worried
  • Don't Know What It Means
  • The Letter  
  • Get What You Deserve  
  • Shame
  • Midnight in Harlem
  • I Pity the Fool  
Set 2
  • I Looked Away  
  • Bell Bottom Blues  
  • Keep On Growing  
  • Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out  
  • I Am Yours  
  • Anyday  
  • Key to the Highway  
  • Tell the Truth  
  • Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad?  
  • Have You Ever Loved a Woman  
  • Little Wing  
  • It's Too Late  
  • Layla  
  • Thorn Tree in the Garden