Watch Gregg Allman & Luther Dickinson Sit-In with Tedeschi Trucks Band in Charlotte July 25, 2016 15:03

Tedeschi Trucks Band continued it's Wheels of Soul summer tour over the weekend, bringing their world class live performance to both Atlanta and Charlotte.  With both Los Lobos and North Mississippi Allstars currently on tour with TTB, the collaborations have come early and often this tour.  Saturday night in Alpharetta saw the likes of Col. Bruce Hampton and Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) join TTB for a cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Spoonful," before Hampton exited and left Dickinson on stage for both "Leaving Trunk" and "Midnight in Harlem."

Shortly after, Widespread Panic (and Aquarium Rescue Unit) guitarist Jimmy Herring took to the stage and traded licks with Trucks on "I Want More." Dave Idalgo, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), and Cody Dickinson (NMA) would then help TTB close out the set with "The Storm."  Luther (Dickinson) would appear once more in the encore for a cover of Joe Cocker's "With A Little Help From My Friends."

The epic sit-ins would continue on Sunday night at Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre.  Gregg Allman would unite with his Allman Brothers bandmate Derek Trucks (with a little help from Dickinson) for a powerful performance of the Allman Brothers Band classic, "One Way Out."  Thankfully, youtube user Josh Daniel was there to capture the magic.

Watch Tedeschi Trucks Band perform "One Way Out" with Gregg Allman & Luther Dickinson here:

Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band at Uptown Amphitheatre, Charlotte, NC - 07.24.16

Set: It Ain't Easy, Don't Know What > The Letter, Something, Within You Without You > Just As Strange, One Way Out*, Color of the Blues, Keep On Growing#, That Did It, I Want More, Let Me Get By

Encore: Going Down To Mexico, Let's Go Get Stoned

* = w/ Gregg Allman and Luther Dickinson
# = w/ David Hidalgo

[Setlist via Tedeschi Trucks Band Fans Post]

Anders Osborne And Luther Dickinson's "Black Muddy River" Says It All May 4, 2016 16:36

Last summer, JamBase published a series of 50 videos titled Songs of Their Own, which honored the Grateful Dead in preparation of the band's upcoming 50th anniversary Fare Thee Well celebration.  On May 17th, the first video of this series was published, featuring Anders Osborne (guitar/vocals) and Luther Dickinson (slide guitar) performing "Black Muddy River", a Dead classic from the In The Dark album.

Apparently, Anders and Luther were toying with the idea of performing "Bertha" or "Black Muddy River", but arrived at JamBase's studio in San Francisco without a final decision. After hearing just a couple bars of “Black Muddy River,” the JamBase team strongly encouraged the pair to cover it. Right before they began recording, Anders was told that “Black Muddy River” was the last song Jerry Garcia sang with the Grateful Dead at Soldier Field in 1995. After a heavy pause, he simply replied, “Wow, I wish you hadn’t told me that before we recorded this.” What followed was one-take and an absolutely heartfelt rendition of the song.

We make a point to recognize and celebrate the birthdays of our favorite musicians, as a way of thanking them for their endless contributions to our music scene.  We can't think of a better way to honor Anders Osborne on his 50th birthday than with this tribute to the Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary.

Watch Anders Osborne and Luther Dickinson perform "Black Muddy River" here: