Photos and Words by Craig Sandor

Last Wednesday featured yet another packed house at The Ridgefield Playhouse 500 very lucky here to see The Tedeschi/Trucks Band, and how could it not be sold out? This is a small stage and venue for a large band, but they certainly filled the place a silky, bluesy and soulful sound.

243If you know this band, then you’re aware of their always spot on precision and ability to always put on a memorable performance. They started off with their hit “ in Harlem” and then a new song called “Made up My Mind.” After that, it was a classic song, I Know sung by the soulful Mike Mattison. Up next, was another very song called “It’s So Heavy”, which choked up and brought to absolute tears (along with many audience members), as she explained that this was written during the Sandy Hook School tragedy which we’re obviously all too familiar with.

Being that this happened so close to home myself, I listened back to a version of this song and the lyrics brought on a whole new meaning which gave me some serious chills, yet made me understand the effect this could have on Susan who was obviously putting her very deep into this song.

The show just burst from there with incredible amounts of energy into their performance. They played as strong and as solid of set a set as they ever do, and ended the night perfectly.

This ten piece band consists of:

  • – Guitar
  • – Guitar & Vocals
  • – Keys & Flute
  • Greenwell – Drums
  • JJ Johnson – Drums
  • Mike Mattison – Backing Vocals
  • Mark Rivers – Backing Vocals
  • Maurice Brown – Trumpet
  • Kebbi Williams – Saxophone
  • Saunders Sermons – Trombone


  • in Harlem
  • Made Up Mind
  • I Know
  • It’s So Heavy
  • Rollin’ and Tumblin’  (Elmore James )
  • Bound for Glory
  • Do Right By Your Woman
  • Ball and Chain
  • Get What You Deserve
  • Mahjoun>Drums w/ on sax
  • Part of Me
  • Old Time Lovin’
  • The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James )
  • No Where to Turn


  • Angel From Montgomery / Sugaree
  • Misunderstood

Based in Denver, CO, Craig has been contributing to Live Music Blog for a few years now. He's made a strong start out of the gates and his enthusiasm always makes for a fun read. A veteran of almost 200 Grateful Dead shows and hundreds of other various concerts, Craig decided to combine his love for live music with photography to be part of the action.