Last night, the 2018 Wheels of Soul Tour continued, as Tedeschi Trucks Band, Drive-By Truckers, and The Marcus King Band made their way to Hartford, CT’s Xfinity Theatre.
The collaborations have already gotten underway on this year’s edition of Tedeschi Trucks Band’s annual multi-band tour, with Eric Krasno and Tash Neal joining them at SPAC, Marcus King sitting-in in his native South Carolina, and Derek Trucks and Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood trading guest spots in Tuscaloosa.
The performance in Hartford was no different. First, Trucks joined the Marcus King Band during their set for “Self-Hatred”, the song he recorded with King as part of MKB’s self-titled 2016 album. Watch fan-shot footage of the collaboration below:
Then, when Tedeschi Trucks Band took the stage for their own headlining performance, they did so with Allman Brothers Band drummer Jaimoe in tow to bolster their percussion section for the majority of their show. But that wasn’t all—Keyboardist Carey Frank, who subbed in for Kofi Burbridge while he was on medical leave last year, jumped in for a few songs, as did Marcus King, who lent his beyond-his-years bluesman grit to Elmore James classic “The Sky Is Crying”. The set also featured TTB’s first rendition of Blind Faith classic “Had To Cry Today” since last year’s Beacon Theatre residency, as well as a jam on jazz standard “Afro Blue” that gave Jaimoe a chance to shine.
To close their set, Tedeschi Trucks Band welcomed back King and his horn section, comprised of Justin Johnson and Dean Mitchell, as well as Jaimoe to help them through Joe Tex‘s “Show Me”, a song that’s become a setlist staple this tour. Finally, the Marcus left the stage but Justin, Dean, and Jaimoe remained for the encore, which began with a rare rendition of Roosevelt Sykes‘ “Night Time Is The Right Time” before closing out with “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” and “Bound For Glory”.