Tedeschi Trucks Band

The 11-strong Tedeschi Trucks Band has quickly evolved into one of the finest roots-centric outfits around. A potent jazz sensibility is intertwined with the band's southern-fried assemblage of blues, soul, gospel, funk, and rock. The frequently transcendent improv work is bolstered by dual percussionists J.J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell, and the bristling horn section. The heart of the band is the married tandem of Susan Tedeschi, a gritty blues guitarist and exceptional, soulful vocalist, and Derek Trucks, a slide master and outstanding overall guitarist. TTB's debut, Revelator, won this year's best blues album Grammy. The follow-up is Everybody's Talkin', a two-disc live set that shows the group soaring with electrifying energy, from their Memphis-slathered version of Fred Neil's classic title track to Trucks's slide workout on Elmore James's "Rollin' and Tumblin'" and the arresting vocal harmonies on the gospel standard "Wade in the Water." Opening will be Georgia gospel-fueled singer Ryan Shaw, whose classic soul sound on his new Real Love suggests the influences of Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and Al Green. $66-$58. 7:30 p.m. 13000 Zoo Blvd., Apple Valley; 800.745.3000.
Mondays, Sundays, 7:30 p.m. Starts: June 24. Continues through June 25, 2012

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