Blues-rock dynamo Tedeschi Trucks Band returns to the Greek Theatre, LA on June 10 after their successful appearance last year. Tedeschi Trucks Band’s “Wheels of Soul” Tour features soul sensation Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and special guest, acclaimed guitarist Doyle Bramhall II. Perhaps not since the days of Joe Cocker’s supersized Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour of the early ’70s has this much talented rock and soul hit the road together, suggesting some potentially explosive onstage musical fireworks.
Formed in 2010 with a spirit of adventure that saw singer and guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks shelve their equally successful solo careers, Tedeschi Trucks Band has quickly become the vanguard of modern roots music. Described by Los Angeles Times as “A deeply skilled groove machine," TTB has already earned a Grammy for its debut album, Revelator, followed with a dynamic live double disc, Everybody’s Talkin’, and most recently released Made Up Mind. Driven by Trucks, #16 of the top 100 Guitarists of All Time (Rolling Stone), and Tedeschi, blessed with a voice that passionately delivers a range of powerful R&B belters to gentle ballads, the Jacksonville-based group enlists two drummers, two vocalists, a three-piece horn section, bass, and a multi-instrumentalist keyboard player. With guitarist Derek Trucks’ departure from The Allman Brothers Band final at the end of 2014, the band has fully dedicated itself to expanding its legendary live performances with an increasing repertoire of soulful neo-classics.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been hailed as one of the leading forces in the revival of classic soul and funk. The band has traveled the world for more than a decade, blowing minds with their electrifying live performances and their raw, hand-crafted studio recordings. The Brooklyn based 11-piece group delivers sharp, danceable funk grooves, impassioned singing and sweet soul hooks that stay in your head for days on end. The group is touring behind it's sixth album under the renowned independent Daptone label, 2014’s Give the People What They Want, which was recently honored with a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album.
Doyle Bramhall II is well-known for his extraordinary guitar work, but also as a distinctive vocalist, composer and producer. Just 18 when he was recruited by Jimmie Vaughan to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, two years later Doyle co-founded the Arc Angels with Charlie Sexton and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section: Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon. He is now completing his fourth solo album, launching the next chapter of his musical journey.