Our friend Sam Nicholls went and caught last weekend in openers . Here’s a quick recap and a full photo gallery from the show. —Editor

was forecasted, and it rolled in like a stampede. The crowd was buzzing from a great set from the , capped off the sun setting behind the beautiful skyline. The kept rolling in, and as took the stage, the crowd reached fever pitch. The first “Fishwater” opener since 10/13/10 was a special surprise – fitting with the Lake Michigan as their backdrop. Sonny got it started and the rest of dropped in beautifully, with Schools and Jimmy complementing each other perfectly. After that, we were treated to “Holden Oversoul>Love Tractor”. Next was Hope in a “Hopeless World”, a shout out to Pops Staples who has a strong connection to Chicago. The was very cool , and seemed to recognize this by cranking out a rockin’ “Sleeping Man”, flush with shred-like riffs from to get everyone jumping.

The band played some other memorable , most notably when and joined for James Carr’s “Dark End of the Street”. Next was a ’s “I’ve Been Workin” and “Stop Breakin Down Blues” by Robert Johnson, with Trucks summoning his inner RJ to make his scream. The band came back out to encore with “Action Man”, which was fitting for this all action performance.

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Widespread Panic


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