Portlanders are going to be in for a real treat this Sunday when Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks bring their 11-piece ensemble to Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. What has been hailed as one of the hottest touring acts on the road today, Tedeschi Trucks Band consistently amazes audiences around the world with their extraordinary musicianship and incredible live performances.
Despite only being mid-way through, 2012 is already shaping up to be quite the epic year for the husband-wife led band. In February, Tedeschi Trucks Band won a Grammy for Revelator for “Best Blues Album” and followed it a week later by hosting an all-star concert at the White House with some of the greatest names in blues music. All of this leading up to a tour that began in March and has dates running until the end of October.
At 33, Derek Trucks is already one of the most respected guitarists in rock music. Trucks has been mesmerizing people with his slide guitar playing since he was a teen. His all encompassing blend of genres is hard to define, however; tastes that range from blues and southern rock to jazz and Eastern Indian music. Six time Grammy nominated musician, Susan Tedeschi is equally as powerful a force in the band. Her vocals have been likened to that of Bonnie Raitt and Janis Joplin; a style that is rich in blues, soul and R&B.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band plays this Sunday, June 17 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall in Portland. The concert starts at 7:30. Ticket prices range from $32.50 – $74.50 and are available at the PCPA Box Office and Ticketmaster retail outlets.