Wheels Of Soul 2017: Tedeschi Trucks Band, Hot Tuna & The Wood Brothers Collaborations

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The 2017 edition of the Wheels Of Soul Summer Tour drew to a close this week with a final night of performances by Tedeschi Trucks Band, Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers. This year’s Wheels Of Soul once again produced several collaborations between the trio of acts and Sunday Cinema today rounds up many of the sit-ins that went down during the tour.

The run of shows saw guitarists Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks fronting a TTB lineup that featured keyboardist Carey Frank filling in for multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge as he recovered from heart surgery. Hot Tuna guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady sat-in with Tedeschi Trucks Band on a number of occasions. Hot Tuna and TTB collaborations included renditions of Charles Segar’s “Key To The Highway,” Elmore James’ “The Sky Is Crying,” Allen Toussaint’s “Get Out of My Life, Woman” and Jorma and Jack performing their Jefferson Airplane original “3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds.” Watch audience-shot footage of members of Hot Tuna joining Tedeschi Trucks Band on the Wheels Of Soul Tour below:

[July 5 – Key To The Highway | Captured by Tom Libera]

[July 16 – Get Out of My Life, Woman | Captured by Josh Daniel]

[July 23 – 3/5 of a Mile in 10 Seconds | Captured by Steve Olsavsky]

[July 30 – The Sky Is Crying | Captured by rober fontneau]


Various members of The Wood Brothers – Oliver Wood, Chris Wood and Jano Rix – were also regularly welcomed to the stage by Tedeschi Trucks Band. Among The Wood Brothers sit-ins that happened on the Wheels Of Soul Tour this summer included takes on Bob Dylan’s “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” the often paired “Leaving Trunk” (by Sleepy John Estes) > “Volunteered Slavery” (by Rahsaan Roland Kirk), The Rolling Stones’ “Sweet Virginia,” Sean Costello’s “Have You No Shame” with guitarist Tinsley Ellis, Paul McCartney’s “Let Me Roll It” and Elmore James’ “Done Somebody Wrong.” Watch audience-shot video of The Wood Brothers and TTB collaborating below:

[July 5 – You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere | Captured by Tom Libera]

[July 7 – Leaving Trunk > Volunteered Slavery | Captured by Aaron Cutler]

[July 9 – Sweet Virginia | Captured by Sean Roche]

[July 15- Have You No Shame | Captured by UnknownVincent]

[July 29 – Let Me Roll It | Captured by Jeremiah Rogers]


The two Wheels Of Soul Summer Tour shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre featured a special guest each night. Keyboardist John Medeski was brought into the collaborative fold the first evening and night two featured Widespread Panic frontman John Bell joining TTB at the iconic venue. Below are audience-shot videos fo Medeski and Bell joining TTB at Red Rocks:

[July 29 – Bound For Glory with John Medeski | Captured by Jeremiah Rogers]

[July 30 – Down Along the Cove with John Bell | Captured by evenstev]

[July 30 – Delta Lady with John Bell & Mitch Chakour | Captured by Kyle Isaac]

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