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Tedeschi Trucks Band continued this summer’s Wheels of Soul tour on Sunday, July 14 with a stop at New York’s Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs. For their SPAC showcase, the group finished off the night with a guest-heavy encore featuring Shovels & Rope‘s Cary Ann Hearst and Blackberry Smoke‘s Charlie Starr.

Both Shovels & Rope and Blackberry Smoke have been on the road with the soulful 12-piece for this iteration of the Wheels of Soul tour. For the encore, Charlie Starr opened up the two-song segment by joining Tedeschi Trucks for a standout take on “Key To The Highway.” Following the blues standard, Cary Ann Hearst represented one half of husband/wife duo Shovels & Rope for a soaring rendition of Joe Cocker’s “Space Captain.”

Earlier in the night, TTB offered up a standalone single set, featuring a wide selection of more recent tunes. 2016 title track Let Me Get By opened the show, followed by the title tracks for their new 2019 EP, High & Mighty, and studio album Signs. By way of Signs track “Still Your Mind,” the group offered up covers of Willie Nelson’s “Somebody Pick Up My Pieces” and Derek Trucks Band’s “Sweet Inspiration.” The night also hosted live favorites like “Keep On Growing,” Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright” and “I Want More.”

Watch the group’s collaboration on “Key To The Highway” with Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr below, courtesy of Jim D:

Setlist (via Jambands)

Set: Let Me Get By, High & Mighty, Signs, Still Your Mind, Somebody Pick Up My Pieces, Sweet Inspiration, Life is Crazy, Keep On Growing, Hard Case, Shame, Don’t Think Twice It’s Alright, Sticks & Stones, I Want More

Encore: Key To The Highway^, Space Captain*

  • ^with Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke
  • *with Cary Ann Hearst of Shovels & Rope

[Hat Tip – Jambands]