Tedeschi Trucks Band #Ottawa

When you combine Derek Trucks, one of the best guitar players, with Susan Tedeschi, an amazing and talented singer, with nine other very talented musicians and singers the result is pure bliss.  The first time I saw Tedeschi Trucks Band was in 2010 and I was stunned at what they had created, even though the band had just been recently formed (this was before their first album was released).  No flash, no tricks, just musical mastery.  I was hooked instantly.  When I saw them again in 2012, I was equally amazed and happy to see them start to settle in and grow their music.  Last night at Jazz Festival, I was taken to a new level of addiction.  Each and every member of the band is extremely talented, and the arrangements are designed to let them all shine, showcasing a variety of talents and a fantastic range of styles including Blues, Jazz, Funk, Southern Rock, Gospel and more.  Each piece was a great musical tapestry rising to a crescendo with Derek’s guitar and Susan’s vocals.  TTB will always be on the top of my Must See list.

Next up will be Earth, Wind and Fire at Jazz Festival on Thursday.



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