Tedeschi Trucks Band & More Coming to Maine State Pier in Portland
Get ready! Rolling across America on a sizzling summer run, Tedeschi Trucks Band will be making a summer stop in Maine's largest city for what's sure to be an epic concert!
Tedeschi Trucks Band’s “Wheels of Soul” tour brings the Grammy-winning, 11-piece blues-rock dynamo together with soul sensation Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and acclaimed guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, to the Maine State Pier in Portland on Friday, July 24th as part of the Machias Savings Bank Concert Series!
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.
Singer and guitarist Susan Tedeschi, who fronts TTB with her husband and guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks, is excited about the possibilities.
“Sharon is really soulful and sweet and we know a lot of the Dap-King guys through different projects,” said Tedeschi, also thrilled to share the stage with longtime friend and TTB collaborator Doyle Bramhall II. “There’s a lot to look forward to and who knows—maybe we’ll all get up and play together. The wheels of creativity are turning at all times; it should be fun and could be epic.”
Formed in 2010 with a spirit of adventure that saw Tedeschi and Trucks shelve their equally successful solo careers, Tedeschi Trucks Band has quickly become the vanguard of modern roots music. 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 group enlists two drummers, two vocalists, a three-piece horn section, bass, and a multi-instrumentalist keyboard player for what is a greater-thanthe-sum-of-its-parts collective.
Tickets go on sale to the General Public on Friday, March 27th at 10 a.m. and range in price from $35.75 to $89.75.