Rosemary and I had the pleasure of attending the Tedeschi Trucks Band Friday night, and, man oh man, what a show! Featuring tunes from their upcoming “Made Up Mind” album, the 11 piece band played their set with equal parts soul, groove, and virtuosity. Susan Tedeschi was in fine form, singing and playing guitar with an aggressive yet controlled style. As far as Derek Trucks goes, it’s been said countless times but I’m compelled to say it again: Derek Trucks is one of the very best guitar players on the planet and you owe it to yourself to see him live. Other members of TTB include: Oteil Burbridge – Bass Guitar, Kofi Burbridge – Keyboards & Flute, Tyler Greenwell – Drums & Percussion, J.J. Johnson – Drums & Percussion, Mike Mattison – Harmony Vocals, Mark Rivers – Harmony Vocals,Kebbi Williams – Saxophone, Maurice Brown – Trumpet, Saunders Sermons – Trombone. All had a spotlight moment at one time during the show and justifiably so; they are all fine musicians in their own right. This is one band so good they allow the listener to transcend all that makes up going to a concert and just become entranced with great music!
I “made up my mind” about the Tedeschi Trucks Band years ago and if you have the opportunity to see them live, you will do so as well.