I flat out think the is one of the best bands on the road anywhere. It’s not just the nimbleness of a 12-piece unit that can fly like a jazz trio, or the cauldron that launches ’ journeys, or the purr to a growl joy of matching those Strat/Tele/ driven sparks.

jams with intention and purpose built on a foundation of soul and blues. Their 15-tune, two-plus hour set that night at the went deep. Personal highlights included “ in Harlem”, a deceivingly languid stroll beautifully sung by Tedeschi, before Trucks shaped it into head shaking wonder. “Idle Wind”, which had to stretch 10-15 minutes, Trucks capping his solos with slide driven octave runs. Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “I Pity the Fool” which became a barn burner in Tedeschi’s hands, and featured some behind the head slinging of her . The rambunctious “Let’s Go Get Stoned”.

The set closed with Trucks’ epic, “The Storm”, clouds gathering around a Hendrix infused foundation then drawn down to a five-piece of until the strains of a full throated “Whipping Post” outro emerged and Tedeschi returned to the stage to grab hold of the “sometimes I feel” finale. Man, there were at least five minutes here I wish I could bottle from this blistering closer. The band returned for some Petty love, with “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, before wrapping with a churning “Let Me Get By”.

. The . TTB. Same breath. There, I said it. In my world, these guys are that good and I can’t wait to do this again.

1. Rollin’ and Tumblin’
2. Laugh About It
3. Until You Remember
4. Don’t Know What It Means
5. Comin’ Home (Delaney & Bonnie)
6. in Harlem
7. Sailing On (Toots & the Maytals)
8. Do I Look Worried
9. Idle Wind
10. I Pity the Fool ()
11. Get What You Deserved
12. Let’s Go Get Stoned (The Coasters)
13. The Storm>Whipping Post outro.

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You Don’t Know How It Feels ()
Let me get by