Wheels Of Soul 2018: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive-By Truckers & Marcus King Band Collaborations

By Andy Kahn Aug 5, 2018 7:45 am PDT

For the past few summers, music fans have been able to count on two things: Tedeschi Trucks Band will tap a pair of equally talented acts to join them on their now annual Wheels Of Soul Tour and those shows will produce many memorable collaborations between the headliners and their supporting acts. This summer continued the trend as TTB regularly shared the stage with fellow Wheels Of Soul 2018 Tour performers Drive-By Truckers and The Marcus King Band.

This edition of Sunday Cinema rounds up video capturing many of the collabs that went down this summer between TTB, DBT and MKB. As a bonus, a few of the other surprise sit-ins that took place the summer beyond those three acts are also included.

Guitarist Marcus King often joined Tedeschi Trucks Band on Joe Tex’s “Show Me” throughout the tour. On July 6, guitarist Derek Trucks also welcomed his former band mate in The Allman Brothers Band, drummer Jaimoe on the blues classic which can be viewed below via wcsu1997:

The Wheels Of Soul Tour stop at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 3 saw King join Trucks and fellow guitarist Susan Tedeschi as they led their band through “Key To The Highway.” The London Souls guitarist Tash Neal came out for TTB’s “Statesboro Blues” encore along with Eric Krasno who reprised his role from 2013 when he served a short stint as TTB’s bassist. Prior to that, DBT frontman Patterson Hood sat-in with the headliner’s on Paul McCartney’s “Let Me Roll It.” Check out those collabs via Sean Roche’s video below:

[Key To The Highway]

[Statesboro Blues]

[Let Me Roll It]

Tedeschi Trucks Band’s July 8 performance at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts ended with an encore capped with a medley of Sly & The Family Stone’s “Sing A Simple Song” > “I Want To Take You Higher.” King and The Marcus King Band’s keyboardist DeShawn Alexander, trumpeter Justin Johnson and saxophonist Dean Mitchell were on board for the finale, watch Jamey Klein’s footage below:

The Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia welcomed The Wheels Of Soul on July 11. TTB earlier in the tour debuted a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Gone, Gone, Gone” and closed their Wolf Trap set by playing the song with the aid of Hood and his DBT band mate, guitarist Mike Cooley. Here’s that collaboration captured by Tom Libera:

Widespread Panic guitarist and former Allman Brothers Band member Jimmy Herring was the guest of Tedeschi Trucks Band on July 14 in Atlanta. He augmented a version of the ABB instrumental “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed.” Check out that collab via Steve Walsh:


In St. Louis on July 26, Drive-By Truckers multi-instrumentalist Jay Gonzalez played guitar on a cover of Joe Cocker’s “Space Captain” and one of the newest TTB originals “Mr. High & Mighty.” Here’s “Space Captain” from that evening’s encore provided by Rick Maddox:

The Wheels Of Soul 2018 came to an end with two shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado. The July 29 tour closer saw Hood and Cooley return to the Red Rocks stage to support a fierce cover of Neil Young’s “Rockin’ In The Free World,” which had made its TTB setlist debut earlier in the tour. Watch the finale posted by BetterThanMoonshine:

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi occasionally sat-in with The Marcus King Band at different Wheels Of Soul Tour stops. View some of those collaborations below:

[Woman’s Gotta Have It | Captured by Tom Libera]

[Self-Hatred | Captured by memphokid]

[Always > Hot ‘Lanta | Captured by BetterThanMoonshine]

[Compared To What | Captured by David Thompson]

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