My son, my dad, and I were in Athens last night for yet again another Tedeschi Trucks Band show. It was our second this year, with a third one in September on the way. My personal policy is to take only one picture of the show, and it’s when the band first takes the stage. After that the phone goes away. This is that picture.
One highlight from the evening: When the band covered The Sky Is Crying, by Elmore James (recorded in 1959), the guitar tech brought out a gold-ish Les Paul and handed it to Derek. He normally stays put with his SG, and I had not seen this one before. As the tech took away the guitar after the song, Susan made mention that it was Duane Allman’s old guitar, and that it “was so cool to play it on a song that Duane loved so much.” As an Allman Brothers fan through and through, that was one of the coolest things I’ve seen in the countless shows I’ve been to. Too young to have ever seen Duane play (he died in 1971), to see and hear his guitar was something I won’t forget.