Best Cover Band Ever??
Caught the middle night of TTB's annual 3 night, tour closing run at the Orpheum on Friday with several friends including Dick & Jennifer Stoner and Steve & Michelle Pritoni Scardino. Yet another stellar performance by one of the best live bands touring these days. Susan, Derek and their 10 member band are at the top of their game. I've seen them about 6 times over the last few years and it seems each show is better than the last. Those diehard fans that go to shows on consecutive nights are treated to an almost completely different set list - another reason they rank at or near the pinnacle of the live rock scene these days.
While Tedeschi Trucks Band has a fairly deep catalogue of impressive originals, a hallmark of their live shows is, for me, their covers. Their terrific song selections and stirring interpretations range from Willie McTell, Delaney and Bonnie, Derek and the Dominoes, to Dylan, Leon Russell, Joe Cocker and the Lovin' Spoonful. And that was just Friday nights show. Their 8 minute version of Darling Be Home Soon was nearly sublime. If you don't want sit through my amateur iPhone clip below, you can listen to a pro quality audio of the entire show here:
Or see/compare the set lists from all 3 Boston 2018 nights here: