Tedeschi Trucks band. The Grammy award winning husband and wife team of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks have essentially combined their two bands into on power house eleven member show band. while the two have a long history with a respectable number of hit songs and fan favorites, Thursday nights show was all about this new band and their new album Revelator, to be released June 7th. In their 90 minute set the band presented entirely new material along with three playful covers songs. This is quite a statement of where these established artist are in this moment and how they want to be perceived.
Susan Tedeschi delivered her signature blazing vocals and solid guitar work on every number, while Derek Trucks delivered the most mesmerizing slide guitar playing heard anywhere.The songs ran the gamut from rocking blues to gospel and jamming jazz. Anchored by the jack hammer double drumming from JJ Johnson and Tyler Greenwell and the Burbridge brothers Oteil and Kofi on bass and keyboards with the super funky horn section of trumpeter Maurice Brown,Saxophonist Kebbie Williams and Saunders Sermons on trombone,created a wall of sound that almost overpowered the Moore theater PA system. Each number showed off the almost telepathic communication among the players and featured fiery solos and trade offs with sweeping dynamics.