5:30 PM, Sunday, June 07, 2015
Santa Barbara Bowl
Some risks are worth taking. That is what Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi discovered when they left their individual bands in 2010 to join forces, creating the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Their first studio debut album, Revelator, released a year later, won both a Best Blues Album Grammy and a Blues Music Award for the Album of the Year.
Two more award winning albums followed the first, receiving glowing reviews like this one from jambase.com: “There isn't a shred of doubt that Susan Tedeschi, her husband and creative collaborator, Derek Trucks, and their superb bandmates are on to something—something very big.”
Derek has been described as a true prodigy; already an astounding musician in his early teens. By the age of 20 he was a full-fledged member of the Allman Band. “Today, Derek's wicked guitar work, both electric and acoustic, is recognized globally—Rolling Stone lists him as number 16 on its most recent list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, the youngest living player on the list—and he's matured into a formidable songwriter and producer as well,” reports jambase.com.
Susan has been praised for her unique singing voice, described as “like none other on the music scene today.” And her instrumental sound is as exceptional and moving as her vocal sound.
The combined Tedeschi Trucks Band is a large one; made up of 11 members. It is described as “one big happy family, a traveling roots music circus of sorts, roving from town to town and pulling out all the stops along the way, never knowing just what will be the highlight of tonight's show or which band member will be the one to shine in the next moment. Each member of TTB is a strong enough force to be a bandleader in his own right, but the chemical reaction that takes place when they all come together results in a mighty sound that's even greater than the sum of its considerable parts.” (jambase.com)
Don’t miss Tedeschi Trucks Band’s performance at the Santa Barbara Bowl on June 7th, where they will joined by Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.
On the Alley makes a great stop for a casual dinner before the show. You can enjoy picnic table dining or take your food ‘to go’.