Tedeschi Trucks Band – July 25th – Red Rocks Amphitheatre

NB&TG, GCJr, TTB - 2014-0782Photos by Tim Dwenger

Last Friday night Red Rocks was the nexus of the universe for Blues lovers.  With both Gary Clark Jr. and the Tedeschi Trucks Band on the bill, the hallowed Morrison venue rang with slide and echoed with deep bluesy riffs late into the night. Early on it wasn’t the Blues, but rather the sweet vintage alt-country stylings of Nicki Bluhm and the Grambers that kicked things off as showers moved in and out of the area.  While they didn’t offer up the Blues that so many in the crowd were jonesing for, they did a great job of warming up the crowd and even dropped a Janis Joplin cover into the mix.  After their brief, 30 minute, set, Clark took the stage and schooled the crowd on all the variations of the Blues as he seemed to channel everyone from Chuck Berry to Jimi Hendrix under an amazing double rainbow that floated off to the South East.  When it was finally time for the main event, the rain had moved out over the plains and the eleven members of Tedeschi Trucks Band served up two hours of scorching Southern fried Bluesy Rock-n-Soul that had the crowd transfixed.


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!