Tedeschi Trucks Band brought their six-night Beacon Theatre run to a close on Saturday. For their finale, the rock and soul ensemble was joined by longtime friend Warren Haynes for the back half of their second set.
The pairing of Sly & The Family Stone’s “Are You Ready” with the Tedeschi Trucks Band original “Made Up Mind” got the evening going. The multi-piece band would delve into their songbook for the majority of their opening frame focusing their efforts on material from Made Up Mind and Revelator along with Derek Trucks Band’s “Already Free.” A 16+ minute take on “Idle Wind,” which saw the stage turned over to the percussionists in its midst, closed out the penultimate set of the run.
Covers of Jimmy Cliff’s “Sitting In Limbo” and Bob Dylan’s “Going, Going, Gone” started the second set. After a take on “Shame,” Haynes emerged and would remain on stage through the remainder of the show. The singer-guitarist teamed up with Trucks first, performing Robert Johnson’s “Preachin’ Blues” as a duo. With Haynes on lead vocals the augmented act next served up a short, but potent take on Elmore James’ “Done Somebody Wrong” with Dr. John’s “I Walk On Guilded Splinters” following. Tedeschi stepped up next with “I Want More,” and the Let Me Get By cut segued straight into an expansive, set-closing version of The Allman Brothers Band’s jam vehicle “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed.” Tedeschi Trucks Band along with Haynes closed out their 2018 Beacon residency with The Beatles’ “With A Little Help From My Friends.”