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Tedeschi Trucks Band,
the Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Play Chastain Park Saturday

2011 July 29
by Susan Asher


I don’t know who I’m more excited to see, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks or the Dirty Dozen Brass Band!

When my radio alarm woke me up Tuesday morning, although I had never before heard that song, I knew who was singing. That bluesy, melodious, mellow sound reminiscent of Bonnie Raitt and angels had to be none other than Susan Tedeschi.

Turns out the Grammy nominated singer and master guitarist will be performing with her husband, Grammy Award-winner Derek Trucks, tomorrow at Chastain Park Amphitheater. The couple will be playing with their 11-piece ensemble the Tedeschi Trucks Band, which includes two fellow Allman Brothers members: guitarist Trucks and bassist Oteil Burbridge.

If that alone won’t make you stand up and applaud the folks at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, who is bringing the concert to Atlanta, this icing on the cake should. One of the most popular jazz bands in the country, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, which has been featured on albums by David Bowie, Elvis Costello and the Black Crowes, will open the show!

To see these two superstar headline acts on one stage—the best of New Orleans jazz with the best in blues-rock—would be like seeing Louis Armstrong open for Janis Joplin. An incredible combination!

Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m. at Chastain Park Amphitheater. Tickets available at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and at ClassicChastain.

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