B.B. King & Tedeschi Trucks Band, 8/26/12

B.B. King & Tedeschi Trucks Band
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Atlanta, GA
August 26, 2012



Atlanta’s blues fans were treated to quite the treat when B.B. King and Tedeschi Trucks set up shop at Chastain Park on a recent summer night. More than just a couple of fantastic acts sharing the stage, the event embodied one of symbolic “torch-passing” in spite of the fact that for now, B.B. shows no sign of slowing down.  But perhaps what was most compelling about the evening (other than two very different but equally inspired takes on the blues) was the evident reverence that emanated not only from powerhouse couple Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, but King’s admiration of the young man, Derek, that is 54 years his junior.

In short, it was a night that will remain etched in the memories of those that witnessed the evening’s occurrences and with an 87 year old King, another opportunity come and gone for those that have yet to witness the icon’s winning personality as well as his innate ability to expose his baby, Lucille, in a manner that is both dignifying, candid and needless to say, legendary.


Tedeschi Trucks setlist

Everybody’s Talkin’, Don’t Let Me Slide, Rollin’ & Tumblin’, Darlin Be Home Soon, Bound For Glory, Get What You Deserve, Shelter, Learn How to Love, Midnight in Harlem, That Did It, Stevie Groove, Uptight, “Love Has Something Else.

Encore: Wade in the Water, Give it Up/Sky Melody


Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from the show by Michael Podrid


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