Tedeschi Trucks Band
and Gary Clark Jr
. co-headline at The Greek Theatre
on Saturday, November 1
Tedeschi Trucks Band, coming off of a year in which the 11-piece juggernaut led by husband/wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi released a chart-topping third album, welcomed a new bassist, and played headline slots across the globe, is quickly filling its calendar for 2014. Just four years since its inception, Tedeschi Trucks Band has already released three critically-acclaimed and commercially successful albums. Its debut, Revelator
, produced at the couple's Swamp Raga home ... morestudio, earned a Grammy, while 2011's dynamic live follow-up, Everybody's Talkin', delivered a brilliant double-disc classic capturing the band's incendiary musicianship on stage. Reconvening at Swamp Raga, the band followed up with 2013's Made Up Mind, hailed by Rolling Stone as "equal parts Stax and Muscle Shoals without dilution of either."
Tedeschi Trucks Band is Derek Trucks (Guitar), Susan Tedeschi (Guitar, Vocals), Kofi Burbridge (Keyboards, Flute), Tyler Greenwell (Drums), J.J. Johnson (Drums), Mike Mattison (Vocals), Mark Rivers (Vocals), Kebbi Williams (Saxophone), Maurice Brown (Trumpet), Saunders Sermons (Trombone, Vocals), Tim Lefebvre (Bass).
To sum up Gary Clark Jr. is more challenging every day. He's a musical universe unto himself, expanding at a nearly immeasurable rate, ever more hard to define — as a mind-blowing guitarist, a dazzling songwriter and engagingly soulful singer.
With his debut album Blak And Blu he has just become the first artist ever recognized by the Recording Academy with Grammy Award nominations in both the rock and R&B categories for the same album in the same year, winning the latter: Best Traditional R&B Performance" - "Please Come Home" (from the album Blak And Blu). And the day after claiming those honors he provided one of the highlights of "The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles," with sparks flying as he dueled with Joe Walsh on an incendiary "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," Dave Grohl behind them pounding the drums.
Guitar Player magazine made him the first emerging artist to grace its cover in more than 15 years. Rolling Stone proclaimed him no less than "The Chosen One." It's a lot to live up to, but through it all his musical ambition and reach continue to grow. New songs he's previewed to delighted audiences show him exploring ever further combinations of sounds and styles, all with his distinct stamp. « less