Thursday, January 29, 2015

The ten-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band performs at Strand Theater, Shreveport, on Wed, Ap 1, 8 pm

Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks band

The Tedeschi Trucks Band is largely out of sync with the modern world. First, they tour with 10 musicians. Cost-wise, that is not realistic. Derek Trucks, slide guitar monster, simply stands there and plays. Susan Tedeschi, the lead voice, is no longer young and willowy. Within the 10 man group are two full-set drummers.

But they can blow your house down with soul, blues and rock tunes. Sample them on youtube.

That they are performing at The Strand Theater, downtown Shreveport, is swell. Their music and this region's taste are a definite fit.

Tickets at the Strand are $75.00; $49.50; $39.50. Service fees then bump the price. My pair of $51 tickets totaled $117.

The band is on a tour that begins Feb 1 at the Ryman in Nashville. They hit Shreveport after dates in Pensacola and Macon. The night after Shreveport they are performing in Memphis. On Ap 24 they're at NO Jazzfest. The tour ends with a series in France and Germany.

Highly recommended, to say the least.

I leave it to you to decide why they continue to make live music with all the horns and singers and drummers.

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