Pop Break Live: Tedeschi Trucks Band at The Hackensack Meridian Health Theatre (at The Basie Center for the Arts) in Red Bank, New Jersey – March 17, 2022
Words & Photos by Matt Heasley
Thousands of live music lovers gathered at the Hacknesack Meridian Health Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey (fka The Count Basie Theater) on St. Patrick’s Day to enjoy a performance by Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Led by multiple Grammy Award nominee Susan Tedeschi and her husband Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers Band), the nine-piece ensemble of top-tier musicians delivered a powerfully inspired set of both covers and original music.
When the opening act Ponderosa Grove was done warming them up, Tedeschi captivated the crowd with her soulful vocals as she eased into the evening with a slow and emotional version of “Darlin’ Be Home Soon” (The Lovin’ Spoonful), before segueing into a rip-roaring “Signs, High Times.”
Over the course of 15 songs, the band skillfully showcased their incredible chemistry on stage- delving into crowd favorites such as “It’s So Heavy” and “Learn How To Love.” Trucks got a chance to crank it up a notch in a cover from his other touring act The Derek Trucks Band “Joyful Noise,” before taking them into an upbeat “I Want More.”
The crowd went wild as they segued from there into a familiar “Les Brers in A Minor ” (Allman Brothers Band), Trucks showing the crowd a glimpse of the fire his Giboson SG has burning inside.
Fans lit up their lighters as the band came back for an encore with a cover of “Let’s Go Get Stoned” (The Coasters), sending them off with an easy swaying good vibe. What a show.
Tedeschi Trucks Setlist for March 17, 2022 via Setlist.fm
Darlin’ Be Home Soon (The Lovin’ Spoonful cover)
Signs, High Times
Suzanne (Leonard Cohen cover)
How Blue Can You Get? (Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers cover)
Crying Over You
It’s So Heavy
Laugh About It
44 Blues (Roosevelt Sykes cover)
Anyday (Derek and the Dominos cover)
Ball and Chain
Learn How to Love
Just Won’t Burn (Susan Tedeschi Cover)
Joyful Noise (The Derek Trucks Band Cover)
I Want More
Les Brers in A Minor (The Allman Brothers Band cover)
Let’s Go Get Stoned (The Coasters cover)