The show was at the small (600 cap) Visulite Theatre in downtown Charlotte. This venue is very kind; bar at back, free H2O, two tiers of floors, small stage. Acoustics were perfect. We were right at the stage for this GA show. A Dylan show (I'm guessing from 2005) played before show and during set break. The sold out crowd gave the band a huge welcome when they came on stage at 10:20 PM. This was my first time seeing DTB (tho I had seen Derek w/ ABB). Band was drummer, percussionist, bass, singer/harmonica, and keyboardist/flute. Derek played his red Gibson SG with various autographs in Sharpie (I could make out BB King, Johnny Winter, and Robert Cray).
For those not familar with DTB, this is not another ABB. Lots of jazz and world music influences. First set lasted about an hour - highlights for me were the Middle Eastern "Sahib Teri Bandi" and the set closing John Coltrane arrangement of "My Favorite Things", which got VERY out there!
After a 30 minute break, the band returned for several acoustic songs to open the second set. "44 Blues" was very similar to the Little Feat version. The well paced show really broke wide open when Branford Marsalis came out for the last 2 songs plus encore! He played both tenor and soprano sax. I was fortunate enough to be directly in front of him, and got a handshake from Branford after the encore! The interplay between Derek, Branford, and the flautist was jazz of the highest order - it was like seeing Clotrane, Eric Dolphy, and Duane! Show ended about 1:20 AM.
My first Derek Trucks Band show, but definitely not my last! 5 star night.
5/25/07 Visulite Theater, Charlotte, NC (Stage List)
Set 1: I Wish I Knew, Kam-Ma-Lay, Sahib Teri Bandi, Sailing On, Like Anyone Else, Leavin' Trunk, My Favorite Things
Set 2: Soul Of A Man, Meet Me At The Bottom, 44 Blues, Done Got Over, To Know You Is to Love You, All I Do, Soul Serenade1, Afro Blue1
--Encore: Joyful Noise1
1w/ Branford Marsalis - Sax
Thanks for the review. Did you see any tapers?
Sounds kick ass. Congrats on the nice sit-in.
Sounds like an awesome show. Thank you for the review, purply.
DAMN!!!! I'm gonna say that appears to trump seeing Jimmy sit in at the GAMH in 2004
wow, Branford for the Afro Blue, sweet
Sounds like you got a great one. Big fan of Sahib Teri Bandi myself
Purply - looks like you caught a great show!
Saw two tapers...hopefully will be up on Archive soon!
And here it is!
>wow, Branford for the Afro Blue, sweet
Yeah, real sweet. I've listened to this one track several times the past few days. It would have been great if Branford joined in on My Favorite Things to end the first set.
thanks for the update - I'll listen tomorrow night (not quite downloaded yet)