On Jan. 26, Tedeschi Trucks Band played the final show of a four-night stint at the Chicago Theatre. That night, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and their 12-piece band debuted a cover that is very close to them, The Allman Brothers Band classic “Dreams” from the legendary southern rockers' 1969 self-titled debut album, as Jambase reports.
For guitarist Derek Trucks, playing the song may seem like second nature. Trucks probably played the song hundreds of times during his tenure with the Allman Brothers, which lasted from 1999 to 2014. Truck’s wife Susan Tedeschi--who handled lead vocals in Chicago--is undoubtedly familiar with the song as well. But it is the circumstances that TTB found themselves covering “Dreams” that makes it special.
Allman Brothers founding members vocalist Gregg Allman and drummer Butch Trucks--who is Derek Trucks’ uncle--both passed away in 2017. While TTB has paid tribute to both of these extraordinary musicians over the past two years, covering the Allman Brothers' dream chasing anthem carries a lot of weight You can watch fan-shot footage, captured by Norm Smyth, of TTB performing The Allman Brothers’ “Dreams” above.
Tedeschi Trucks Band will hit the road in 2019 around their upcoming album, Signs. TTB celebrate the release of the album in New York City on Feb. 20 before embarking on a winter tour. The group also recently announced their annual Wheels of Soul summer tour including two night runs at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and The Fox Theater in Atlanta. Click here to browse AXS for tickets to select Tedeschi Trucks Band shows.