The Tedeschi Trucks band is on the road again and they are bringing North Mississippi Allstars along with them as their opening act including a run at the Chicago Theatre. If you aren’t familiar with North Mississippi Allstars, they are trio out of Hernando, Mississippi founded in 1996. They are fronted by blues guitarist Luther Dickinson, who made a guest appearance with Tedeschi Trucks Band last fall.
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The opening set was short, but jam-packed. The trio raced through originals and a handful of covers including songs by Jimi Hendrix, the Grateful Dead and T-Bone Walker. Halfway through the set, NMA was joined by vocalists Alecia Chakour, Mike Mattison, & Mark Rivers from Tedeschi Trucks Band to join on a few songs.
For the last two songs of the set, “Deep Elem Blues” and “Mean Old World,” Derek Trucks came out to jam. Luther and Derek jamming together is worth the price of admission alone.
Goin’ Home ML
I Don’t Live Today (starts at 4:00)
Hear My Train A-Comin’
Mississippi Boll Weevil
Move Along Train*
Back Back Train*
Deep Elem Blues** (29:00)
Mean Old World**
* w/ Alecia Chakour, Mike Mattison, & Mark Rivers (from TTB) on vocals
** w/ Derek Trucks on guitar
Thanks to taperjoe for the fantastic recording!
Photo credit: memphish