Listen To Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Recent Tributes To Leonard Cohen & Leon Russell

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band will continue their fall tour tonight, November 15th, in Louisville, KY. 2016 has been a tough year for music fans, with too many legends lost to count. The past weekend took two more from the Earth, in Leonard Cohen and Leon Russell. The two greats have influenced so many current musicians, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band has had the opportunity to show their appreciation while on the road.As TTB played three shows last weekend, the group had the opportunity to honor both artists’ legacies. The run started last Friday, November 11th, when Tedeschi Trucks opened up their fall tour run in Minneapolis, MN. There they included their cover of “Bird On The Wire,” a song written by the great Leonard Cohen.Listen to a full recording of the 11/11 performance featuring “Bird On The Wire,” courtesy of Jam Buzz.Setlist: Don’t Know What, Within You Without You > Just As Strange, The Sky Is Crying, Crying Over, Bird On The Wire, I Wish I Knew, Let Me Get By, Leavin’ Trunk, Laugh About It, Get What You Deserve, I Pity The Fool, I Want MoreEncore: Let’s Go Get StonedThe run continued with a performance in Peoria, IL on Sunday November 13th, the night after news broke of Leon Russell’s death. Having collaborated with Russell numerous times in the past, the loss of their musical colleague certainly influenced their song selection. The band opened up with “Space Captain,” a tune from the Mad Dogs & Englishmen album on which Russell was the musical director. They also encored with “Delta Lady,” another tune from the Mad Dogs release.Watch videos of “Space Captain” and “Delta Lady,” streaming below, courtesy of YouTube user Rick Maddox.last_img read more