The Tedeschi Trucks band pairs journeyman vocalist Susan Tedeschi with her guitarist-husband, Derek Trucks, in a retro blues-soul outfit. Tedeschi is a credible and pleasantly tuneful singer, but it’s the wicked slide playing of Allman Brothers guitarist Trucks that truly distinguishes the Florida band. Truck’s wild and woozy rambles up and down the neck of his ax often threaten to break free from the limits of genre expectations, until the rest of the group brings him back down to Earth. If you like guitars, you’ll love Gary Clark Jr. The Texas guitarist also draws heavily from the blues, but he has a rougher, tougher sound that’s too dirty and immediate to come off as mere sunny nostalgia. Tracks like “Bright Lights” and especially “Numb” rumble with defiantly grungy volume and power.
Sat., Nov. 1, 7 p.m., 2014
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