Tedeschi Trucks Band fans can watch the Grammy winners pay tribute to the late great Allman Brothers Band co-founder Butch Trucks, who died on Jan. 24 at age 69. Fronted by Trucks' nephew - ex-Allman Brothers Band guitarist Derek Trucks along with wife Susan Tedeschi – the veteran blues-rockers kicked off their show on Jan. 25 in St. Louis at Peabody Opera House with a moving tribute to the acclaimed drummer by performing the ABB standard “Statesboro Blues.”
Ultimate Classic Rock reports on Jan. 26 the Jacksonville, Florida natives rocked the house from the outset with a scorching 6:00 minute rendition of the Blind Willie McTell blues standard, which was captured on video by a fan. The Allman Brothers Band recorded the quintessential version of the song on their classic 1971 live release “At The Fillmore.”
The venue erupts as TTB slams into“Statesboro Blues” instantly recognizable opening minor riff, which highlights Derek Trucks' searing slidework. Susan Tedeschi handles the song's lead vocals with soulful power and later trades guitar riffs with her husband. Fans can check out the performance above.
AXS TV will pay homage to Butch Trucks in the upcoming encore broadcast of the special “All My Friends: Celebrating the songs & voice of Gregg Allman.” The three-hour concert features an all-star line up, which includes: Derek Trucks, Jackson Browne, Vince Gill, among many others. The special will air Jan. 26 at 11 p.m. PT, Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. PT and Jan. 29 at 5:00 a.m. PT.
Tedeschi Trucks Band have been touring in continued support of their latest studio album Let Me Get By, which dropped Jan. 29, 2016 via Fantasy Records. They recently announced the third annual edition of its Wheels Of Soul Summer, which kicks off July 1 in Gilford, New Hampshire, at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion and features support from Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers.