Tedeschi Trucks Band to Release Live ‘Layla Revisited’

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On July 16, 2021, Fantasy Records will release Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Layla Revisited (Live at LOCKN’), a one-off live recording of the Derek and the Dominos album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, performed in its entirety with special guest Trey Anastasio of Phish. Recorded on August 24, 2019, at the LOCKN’ Festival in Arrington, Va., Layla Revisited, according to a press release, “captures Tedeschi Trucks Band at their incendiary best, with Anastasio proving the perfect foil to the transcendent musical union of guitarist Derek Trucks and guitarist/vocalist Susan Tedeschi, and frequent TTB collaborator Doyle Bramhall II.”

Official videos of several of the songs have already been released.

Watch the album performance of “Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?”

The performance of Layla, continues the May 7 announcement, “came as a complete surprise to fans lucky enough to be in attendance at LOCKN’ that evening. Initially billed only as ‘Tedeschi Trucks Band featuring Trey Anastasio,’ the artists made no mention of the set of music they diligently rehearsed and planned ahead of time. But the links between the band and the album are deeply woven into the fabric of their existence. Propelled by two of the 20th century’s greatest guitarists, Eric Clapton and Duane Allman, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs was serendipitously released on November 9, 1970, the very day of Susan Tedeschi’s birth. Later, Chris and Debbie Trucks were such fans of the album that they were inspired to name their firstborn son Derek. Decades later, Trucks would enjoy a 15-year tenure as a member of the Allman Brothers Band, and tour extensively with Clapton. Such is the depth of connection between the music and the performers that this album feels almost preordained.”

Related: Our review of a 2016 live Tedeschi Trucks Band concert

“By the time that I started playing guitar, the sound of Duane Allman’s slide was almost an obsession,” says Derek Trucks about Layla. “His playing on Layla is still one of the high-water marks for me. The spirit, the joy, the recklessness, and the inevitability of it. My dad would play that record for me and my brother to fall asleep to and further sear it into my DNA.”

The Tedeschi Trucks Band with Trey Anastasio

For the live festival concert the band ended with “Layla” and decided to play the original version of the album closer over the PA system as walk-out music. To complete this release Layla Revisited concludes with a history-making moment of its own, as Derek and Susan deliver a studio version of “Thorn Tree In The Garden,” for the first time ever as a duo with no additional accompaniment.

Watch the official clip for “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out”

Tedeschi Trucks is gearing up to hit the road for some limited-capacity shows as part of their Fireside Live tour. The shows will be the first fully live public performances for the ensemble since February 2020, and come on the heels of the recent postponement of their annual summer Wheels of Soul Tour to next year (2022). As circumstances currently prevent the 12-piece ensemble from touring safely, the group returns in a new form, billed as Tedeschi Trucks as a nod to their band members back at home. Venues will include a mix of small or reduced-capacity outdoor amphitheaters, drive-ins and pod setups, all of which are COVID-19-compliant and will take precautions to ensure the safety of fans, staff, band and crew. Full dates are below.

Listen to “Little Wing” from the album

Track List
1. I Looked Away
2. Bell Bottom Blues
3. Keep On Growing
4. Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out
5. I Am Yours
6. Anyday
7. Key To The Highway
8. Tell The Truth
9. Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
10. Have You Ever Loved A Woman?
11. Little Wing
12. It’s Too Late
13. Layla
14. Thorn Tree In The Garden (studio)

Fireside Live 2021 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here and here)
Jun 15 – Brandon, MS – Brandon Amphitheater
Jun 16 – Orange Beach, AL – The Wharf Amphitheater
Jun 18 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center
Jun 19-20 – Murfreesboro, TN – Hop Springs Brew Park
Jun 22 – Winston-Salem, NC – The Drive
Jun 24-25 – N. Charleston, SC – The Bend
Jun 26 – Columbia, SC – Columbia Speedway Entertainment Center
Jun 29 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
Jul 1-3 – Frederick, MD – Showtime at the Drive-In
Jul 6-7 – New Haven, CT – Westville Music Bowl
Jul 9-11 – Lafayette, NY – Apple Valley Park
Jul 13-14 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse Outdoor Stage
Jul 16-17 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
Jul 18 – Elmer, NJ – Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
Jul 20-21 – Eatontown, NJ – Concerts on the Green
Jul 23 – Shelburne, VT – The Green at Shelburne Museum
Jul 24-25 – Martha’s Vineyard, MA – Beach Road Weekend Festival
Jul 30-31 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug 01 – Dillon, CO – Dillon Amphitheater
Aug 14 – Beech Mountain, NC – Beech Mountain Summer Series
Aug 16 – Northampton, MA – Pines Theater at Look Park
Aug 17 – Selbyville, DE – Freeman Stage at Bayside
Aug 18 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center
Aug 21-22 – Lawrenceville, GA – Coolray Field
Aug 27-29 – Arrington, VA – Lockn’ Farm
Sep 17 – Wilkesboro, NC – MerleFest
Sep 30, Oct 1,2,5-6,8-9 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
Nov 10 – Orlando, FL – Dr. Phillips Center for the Perf. Arts
Nov 11 – West Palm Beach, FL – Kravis Center for the Perf. Arts
Nov 12 – Ft. Myers, FL – Barbara B. Mann Perf. Arts Hall
Nov 16 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
Nov 20 – Savannah, GA – Johnny Mercer Theatre

Bonus Video: In 2007, Derek Trucks sat in with Eric Clapton on a burning version of “Layla”

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  1. Batchman
    #1 Batchman 21 May, 2021, 12:42

    You could have also mentioned under the family connections that Derek Trucks’ uncle was original Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks.

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