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There are very few families in which Susan Tedeschi wouldn’t be the best guitar player. But when you marry Derek Trucks you don’t have a chance, even if you’re arguably the best female guitarist out there. Rolling Stone named Trucks the 16th best guitarist of all time — living or dead — and at 33 he’s the youngest of the Top 100. But, damn, Tedeschi can really play.
That was just one of the revelations that emerged from the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s amazing, transcendent, two-hour concert Sunday at Robinson Center Music Hall. Tedeschi and Trucks were each major musical forces before they united as a couple and more recently as co-band leaders. “Revelator,” the TTB’s debut album, won the Grammy last year for best blues album, but it’s selling the band short to categorize it as strictly a blues band. This band rocks, and the gospel underpinnings are easy to hear. And, yes, it’s a bluesy bunch, too.
More after the jump.