March 05 – 07 2024 Warner Theater By Dan Rozman Photos by Mark Raker

The Tedeschi Trucks Band rolled into Washington D.C. last week for a highly-anticipated 3-night stint at the historic Warner Theater. The storied venue was packed to the rafters each night as the 12-piece musical juggernaut led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks delivered a masterclass in soul, blues, rock, and improvisational magic.

As part of their ‘Deuces Wild’ 2024 tour, the band played 5 incredible sets across the 3 nights of Tuesday, March 5th through Thursday, March 7th, digging deep into their acclaimed catalog while also offering up their interpretations of cover songs ranging from Derek & The Dominos to The Allman Brothers Band to Bob Dylan and more. In total, they played a staggering 55 different songs with zero repeats across the run.

The Warner Theater itself provided the perfect intimate setting for TTB’s dynamic live performances. Originally opened in 1924, the gorgeous neo-renaissance revival-style theater boasts exceptional acoustics and an elegant interior decor. With just under 2,000 seats, there isn’t a bad view in the house.  

Check out the full gallery of photos of Tedeschi Trucks band from this run by Mark Raker here.

The band was in peak form all week, tapping into the cosmic musical energy that has made them such a powerful live force over the past decade-plus. Tedeschi and Trucks demonstrated their unparalleled command, trading fiery leads and poignant vocal harmonies. The rhythm section of Brandon Boone, Tyler “Falcon” Greenwell, and Isaac Eady kept the groove locked while masterfully driving tempos through multiple time signatures.  

The three-piece horn section of Kebbi Williams, Ephraim Owens, and Elizabeth Lea added robust textures, punching up the dynamics. Vocalists Mike Mattison, Mark Rivers, and Alecia Chakour provided lush backing harmonies while Gabe Dixon held down the low end on keys with world-class chops.

On Tuesday night  TTB opened with soulful renditions of “The Letter,” Do I Look Worried, and Ain’t That Something. When they played “Stand Back,” “it was reminiscent of being at an Allman Brothers show. 

Wednesday brought more magic from TTB with electrifying takes on “Wah Wah,” “Mr. Charlie,” “Keep On Growing” and a sublime “I Want More” > “Presence of the Lord” > “Beck’s Bolero” jam segment to close the second set.

Check out the gallery of photos of Duane Betts duo by Mark Raker here.

Thursday night kicked off with a spirited opening set from Duane Betts and Johnny Stachela, with Greenwell sitting in on the snare drum. 

Recording by Alex Leary:

TTB went ultra-deep on Thursday, opening with the lesser-played “Just As Strange” before unveiling some unexpected covers like “Outside Woman Blues,” “Volunteered Slavery” and the Sleepy John Estes rarity “Leaving Trunk.” Duane Betts joined in for fiery renditions of “Blue Sky” and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” to bring the curtain down.  

By the time they encored with “How Blue Can You Get?” The Warner crowd was nothing but smiles, having been treated to an unforgettable three-night feast of musical enlightenment from one of the most talented touring ensembles around. The Tedeschi Trucks Band once again showed exactly why they are regarded as standard-bearers keeping alive the sacred blues, jazz, soul, and rock traditions.

The fun and music kept going late into the night with an after-show jam at the nearby Hamilton Live venue, affectionately renamed “The Grahamilton ” for the evening. Grahame Lesh and Friends plus The Mother Hips helped conjure up an unforgettable show that ended with an encore of “Cold Rain and Snow” with Duane Betts joining in.

Grahame Lesh recording by Alex Leary:

Check out the gallery of photos with Grahame Lesh here.

After her first Tedeschi Trucks show Sharon Talbott summed up the night for everyone when she exclaimed “They were smoking hot, it was fricken unbelievable.” You don’t want to miss the two upcoming area shows. 

March 07 recording by Alex Leary:

In April “Travel through the world of Leonard Cohen’s songs with an extraordinary ensemble of legends and luminaries including Madison Cunningham, Ben Folds, Bill Frisell, Don Henley, Gregory Porter, JD Souther, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and Trisha Yearwood. Backed by the raw power of the National Symphony Orchestra, this unforgettable concert will be masterfully conducted by seven-time Grammy®–winning sensation Vince Mendoza” at the Kennedy Center April 26-27 for  Here It Is: A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

And TTB will be at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Wednesday, August 21, 2024. Tedeschi Trucks Band: Deuces Wild 2024 with Special Guest Margo Price* 

March 5 setlist

Set 1

The Letter (The Box Tops cover)

Do I Look Worried

Ain’t That Something

It’s So Heavy

Keep On Smilin’ (Wet Willie cover)

Where Are My Friends?

Yes We Will

Stand Back (The Allman Brothers Band cover)

Bound for Glory

Set 2

Looking for Answers (Susan Tedeschi song)

Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad? (Derek and the Dominos cover)

Let Me Get By

Gin House Blues (Bessie Smith cover)


Wah-Wah (George Harrison cover) (Last time played by TTB 2/24/18)

Hear My Dear

Made Up Mind

I Walked on Guilded Splinters (Dr. John cover)


Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right (Bob Dylan cover)

Show Me (Joe Tex cover)

March 06 recording by Alex Leary:

March 6 Setlist

Set 1:

Playing With My Emotions

Bell Bottom Blues (Derek and the Dominos cover)


Take Me as I Am

I Feel So Bad (Chuck Willis cover)

Circles ‘Round the Sun >

Had to Cry Today(Blind Faith cover) (with “Circles ‘Round the Sun” reprise)


Set 2:

State Trooper (Bruce Springsteen cover)

High & Mighty

Mr. Charlie (Grateful Dead cover)

Learn How to Love

Keep On Growing (Derek and the Dominos cover) (with a snippet of “Jessica”… more )

Key to the Highway (Charles Segar cover)

Part of Me

I Want More >

Presence of the Lord (Blind Faith cover) >

Beck’s Bolero (Jeff Beck cover)


I Wish I Knew (Billy Taylor cover)

March 7 Setlist

Just as Strange

Tell the Truth (Derek and the Dominos cover)

Don’t Drift Away

Fall In

I Am the Moon

Idle Wind

It Ain’t Fair (Aretha Franklin cover)

Outside Woman Blues (Blind Joe Reynolds cover)

Midnight in Harlem

Leaving Trunk (Sleepy John Estes cover) >

Volunteered Slavery (Rahsaan Roland Kirk cover)

Just Won’t Burn (Susan Tedeschi song)

Blue Sky (The Allman Brothers Band cover) (with Duane Betts)

In Memory of Elizabeth Reed (The Allman Brothers Band cover) (with Duane Betts)


Soul Sweet Song

How Blue Can You Get? (Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers cover)

Note: Opening act The Duane Betts Duo (which was a trio Thursday with TYLER “FALCON” GREENWELL joining on percussion)

Check out the full gallery of photos of Tedeschi Trucks band from this run by Mark Raker here.

Check out the gallery of photos with Grahame Lesh here.

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