Tedeschi Trucks Band – The Letter (Live in 2015)

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is getting ready to do the classic Joe Cocker record Mad Dogs and Englishmen at the Lockn’ Festival in September. While they were at Gathering Of The Vibes, they gave us a peak into what’s to come by playing “The Letter”, the first single and one of the most popular songs from the record. The good folks at Gathering Of The Vibes recorded it, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band posted for all of us to enjoy.

One thing that struck me about the performance is that it’s the first time I recall seeing Susan Tedeschi put down her guitar and focus entirely on vocals. It makes sense – Joe Cocker was completely focused on his vocals, and her brilliant husband, Derek Trucks, can pick up the slack on the guitar. And the Tedeschi Trucks Band is the perfect band to cover Mad Dogs and Englishmen. If you’ve seen the movie, you know how big that band was. The Tedeschi Trucks Band has the people power to get it done.