PICK OF THE WEEK: Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival – Saturday June 9th – The Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO

Why You Should Go: Just 27 years old, Derek Trucks has forged a name for himself over the years as an innovative guitar virtuoso, recently featured on the cover of Rolling Stone for their “New Guitar Gods” issue. In 2006 Trucks was asked to join guitar legend Eric Clapton’s world tour as a featured soloist in his band, a tour extending into the Spring of 2007 and supported by rave critical reviews. On the road over 300 days per year, Trucks currently divides his time between The Derek Trucks Band, The Allman Brothers Band, and his new gig sharing the stage with Clapton.

In the years since Susan Tedeschi captured the public’s musical imagination with her 1998 breakthrough album Just Won’t Burn, the multi-talented musician has established a formidable reputation as a deeply expressive singer, a prodigiously talented guitarist and distinctive songwriter. A four-time Grammy Nominee, Tedeschi won a large and loyal audience for her ability to craft elements of classic blues, rock, R&B, folk and gospel into a distinctly individual style that honors rootsy musical traditions without being subservient to them.

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have combined forces for a summer outing, touring together for the first time as one musical group: Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival. The guitar-slinging couple – married since 2001 – have recorded on each other’s albums and toured together with their respective bands on occasion, but this will mark the first tour with the two side by side leading one amazing ensemble.

Fans can expect a mixture of material from both artists’ repertoire along with a batch of songs worked up especially for this tour, steeped in blues, roadhouse rock and American roots.

The Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Soul Stew Revival consists of acclaimed slide guitarist Derek Trucks, soulful vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, saxophonist Ron Holloway from Susan’s touring outfit and current members of The Derek Trucks Band, Todd Smallie (bass), Yonrico Scott (drums), Kofi Burbridge (keys & flute) Mike Mattison (vocals), Count M’Butu (percussion). The Soul Stew will also debut Derek’s younger brother, 18 year old Duane Trucks on second drum kit. Duane graduates high school this year and will continue his “education” with older brother and sister-in-law on the road. Both Tedeschi and Trucks are known for their amazing live performances and along with the impressive individual talents of this band, it promises to deliver a high energy night filled with new and familiar grooves.

The evenings opener, Scrapomatic, features Mike Mattison, the lead vocalist of the Derek Trucks Band and his partner in crime Paul Olsen on guitar. They deliver a stunning mixture of potent blues, foot stomping jazz and sweet soul.

Venue:
The Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO 80202 – (303)623-0106

Doors:
7:00 PM

*Approximate Set Times:
Scrapomatic – 8:00 PM
Soul Stew Revival – 9:00 PM

*Price:
$42.50 Reserved
$50.00 Golden Circle
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*All times and prices are gathered from other sources and I am not responsible for mistakes or inconsistencies. They are intended only as guidelines. Please, always call the venue if you desire the most accurate information possible.

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Who Is Timothy Dwenger

Music has always been a part of my life. It probably all started listening to old Grateful Dead, Peter Paul & Mary, and Simon & Garfunkel records that my parents had, but it wasn't long before they were taking me to concerts like Starship, Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Huey Lewis & The News. I got the bug to write about music after reviewing an Eric Clapton concert for a creative writing project in high school but didn't really take it up seriously until 2002. Since then I have published countless articles in The Marquee Magazine and done some work for Jambase.com, SPIN Magazine, and various other outlets. I started Listen Up Denver! as a way to share the music information that is constantly spilling out of my head with people who care. Please enjoy!