Husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi both are accomplished blues-based guitarists in their own right. Tedeschi is also a strong vocalist who mixes R&B and pop with the blues in a manner reminiscent of Bonnie Raitt. Trucks, who leads his own band as well as playing with his uncle in the Allman Brothers Band, is a slide master, a ceaseless innovator, and wildly adventurous, straying into jazz and myriad exotic global sounds. Their joint summer tour features Trucks's superb regular band and assorted guests including little bro Duane on drums. The repertoire promises material from both Trucks's and Tedeschi's catalogues, as well as a slew of rootsy covers, running on the order of Howlin' Wolf, Robert Johnson, and John Coltrane. There have even been reports of Trucks picking up on Duane Allman's work on tunes like Derek and the Dominos' "To Tell the Truth." The rootsy duo Scrapomatic, consisting of DTB vocalist Mike Mattison and Paul Olsen, both Twin Cities natives, will open.
Mon., July 7, 7:30 p.m., 2008