Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, serve up songs family style at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, with their Soul Stew Revival tour, a special summer outing marking the first time the couple has toured as one band.
Tedeschi is a Grammy-nominated singer, guitarist, and songwriter, and her husband Trucks, who plays with the Allman Brothers Band as well as his own band, Derek Trucks Band, was named to Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list in 2003. They were married in 2001, have two children, now are making music together. The Britt show is on the tail end of a West Coast tour before Trucks heads to Canada with his band.
The Soul Stew Revival tour includes the regular Derek Trucks Band lineup of Todd Smallie of bass and vocals, Yonrico Scott on drums and vocals, Kofi Burbridge of keyboards, flute and vocals and lead singer Mike Mattison. Joining them will be Ron Holloway on saxophone from Tedeschi’s touring band, and adding Trucks’ younger brother Duane Trucks on a second drum kit.
Fans can expect a mixture of material from both artists’ repertoire along with new songs worked up especially for this tour, Trucks’ Web site, www.derektrucks.com, promises. Also check out Tedeschi’s official Web page, www.susantedeschi.com, and this charmer, http://www.pipeline.com/~stb/, which appears to be maintained by her dad.
Opening the show is Scrapmatic, another project for Mike Mattison, lead singer for the Derek Trucks Band. Mattison and bandmate Paul Olsen started playing together in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., in the mid 1990s, moved to Brooklyn in 1997 and released Scrapmatic’s debut album in 2003. Their latest alblum, “Alligator Love Cry,” came out last year. Learn more at www.scrapomatic.com.