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Tedeschi Trucks Band Derek Trucks, fifth from left, and Susan Tedeschi, center, with members of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, slated to perform at Centennial Terrace Sunday.
Derek Trucks, fifth from left, and Susan Tedeschi, center, with members of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, slated to perform at Centennial Terrace Sunday. Enlarge
Published: Thursday, 7/21/2011

Husband-wife guitar duo bring jam band to Centennial Terrace

BY ROD LOCKWOOD
BLADE STAFF WRITER

And the Lifetime Achievement Award for Greatest Husband/Wife Guitar Duo in the History of Rock goes to...

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.

Of course, they’re pretty much the only super-accomplished husband/wife guitar duo ever, which is what makes their pairing in the Tedeschi Trucks Band so intriguing. They’ll bring their mix of southern soul and jam band virtuosity to Centennial Terrace Sunday night as part of a summer tour to promote the first album they’ve made together, “Revelator.”

Tedeschi, 40, has been recording since 1998, releasing six albums. She has a remarkably supple blues/soul voice and also is a strong guitarist in her own right. Her cover of the John Prine song “Angel From Montgomery” is an example of her ability to meld rhythm and blues grit with singer/songwriter emotion in a powerful fashion.

Trucks, 32, has been named one of the best guitarists in the country by Rolling Stone magazine by virtue of his work with the Allman Brothers Band where he pairs off with Warren Haynes. The nephew of long-time Allmans drummer, Butch Trucks, he has released eight solo albums.

Tedeschi Trucks Band is an 11-piece ensemble that features two drummers and Tedeschi and Trucks on guitar, which allows them to stretch out for extended jams or work in a tight R&B/blues format depending on the song.

Here’s how Allmusic.com summed up their new disc: “‘Revelator’ is a roots record that sets a modern standard even as it draws its inspiration from the past. It’s got everything a listener could want: grit, groove, raw, spiritual emotion, and expert-level musical truth.”

Gates open at 6 p.m. at Centennial Terrace, 5773 Centennial Rd. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Limited VIP Seats are $47.50, general admission (standing or lawn chairs allowed) are $28, and general admission the day of the show is $33. Tickets can be purchased at the Stranahan Theater box office, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., by calling 419-381-8851, at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, and at 800-745-3000.



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