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The Allman Brothers Band The Tedeschi Trucks Band Peach Festival Scranton, PA August 11, 2012


On the weekend of August 10-11, The Allman Brothers Band performed in Pennsylvania at the inaugural Peach Festival, which com- memorated the 40th anniversary of their classic 1972 album, Eat a Peach. The Brothers played two shows, on Friday and Saturday nights. We were able to enjoy the Saturday night show, as well as the smoking hot set by The Tedeschi Trucks Band which pro- ceeded it.


The Tedeschi


self, just putting the magic out there on that little red SG. I was digging his wife. She watches him playing and just smiles and sways. It’s love and music intertwined in a magical, near- perfect way.


Next, they kicked it up with a rocking “Rollin’ and Tumbling,” with some dynamic percussion from JJ Johnson and Tyler Greenwell, Oteil’s bass was solid and in the pocket, and there was some super slinky slide guitar. On “Bound for Glory” the B-3 work was pretty awe- some. Sometimes watching Susan and Derek I forget to check out the rest of the band. But man, they are all so amazing.


Susan Tedeschi


Trucks band came out swinging as usual, with Susan delivering their cover of the old Harry Nilsson song “Everybody’s Talking.” Every time I see Susan step up to the mike to sing, I am reminded of just how big a fan I am of this lady. Not only as a singer, but as a guitarist and also as a working mom. She and Derek are both amaz- ing. Like someone commented during the show, they really are made for one another. Their next song, “Don’t Let Me Slide” is such a passionate plea of a song, and Derek’s guitar is the perfect underscore for Susans heartfelt vocal. The band followed with “Midnight in Harlem,” one of my favorites from the debut album. Such a smooth groove. Susan’s voice was just dripping honey, and Derek was his usual mind blowing


“Gone and May Never Return,” a staple from the old Derek Trucks Band began with the magic flute of Kofi Burbridge, and just sailed on into uncharted seas,


with his brother Oteil playing banjo bass. Ah, shadows of jams past were dancing in my head. Susan put her heart into “Shelter Me.” When Kofi stepped in on vocals I felt like we were going to church for a minute there. I was ready to run down to the altar and fall down on my bad knees! Hallelujah! The sweet song had barely ended before Mr. Trucks kicked it into gear, starting out in fifth, and Mike Matteson smoked the lead vocal on “Get What You Deserve.” More slide madness from Derek. By the way, the two drum- mer thing really works for these guys. Wonder where they came up with that idea? *grin* Susan belted out the blues on “That did it,” fol- lowed by “Love Has Something Else to Say.” Everybody just kept bringing their A-game.


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