Tedeschi Trucks Band moves forward after a rough year at an emotional show alongside The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna

Just outside of our nation’s capital you will find a unique venue that may not be as well-known as some of the bigger pavilions in the country but Vienna, Virginia’s Wolf Trap is an incredible venue to see some of the top musicians of today.  The venue which is a national park, welcomed the Wheels of Soul tour featuring Hot Tuna, The Wood Brothers, and Tedeschi Trucks Band.

A summer rain storm wasn’t enough to damper the packed house of fans anxiously awaiting the sensational guitar playing of Derek Trucks and the phenomenal vocals/guitar of Susan Tedeschi. The blues/rock group has had a rough year with the loss of Derek Trucks uncle and founding member of The Allman Brother Band Butch Trucks in January, Colonel Bruce Hampton who passed away onstage at his 70th birthday concert with members of the Tedeschi Trucks Band onstage, Greg Allman, and the recent health issues of Kofi Burbridge who unfortunately missed the tour after suffering from a heart attack in June.

All of these terrible events were still not enough to keep this band down. The Tedeschi Trucks Band delivered an unbelievably breathtaking performance that showcased the raw talent of the 12 piece band. The guitar playing of Derek Trucks is something you will want to see live if you haven’t yet. The emotion and passion of Trucks is clearly evident in his playing and that emotion extends to the audience.

It takes a lot to keep soaked fans in the lawn section entertained but the Tedeschi Trucks Band made it look like child’s play. It is still early in the tour so if you are lucky enough to be close to one of the cities below you will want to make it to this show.

Rob Wallace

Rob Wallace is a photographer based in Northern VA and is currently a house photographer with I.M.P. and The Wolf Trap Foundation. Find more of his work at www.mindful-photo.com.

Tedeschi Trucks Band moves forward after a rough year at an emotional show alongside The Wood Brothers, Hot Tuna

Just outside of our nation’s capital you will find a unique venue that may not be as well-known as some of the bigger pavilions in the country but Vienna, Virginia’s Wolf Trap is an incredible venue to see some of the top musicians of today.  The venue which is a national park, welcomed the Wheels of Soul tour featuring Hot Tuna, The Wood Brothers, and Tedeschi Trucks Band.

A summer rain storm wasn’t enough to damper the packed house of fans anxiously awaiting the sensational guitar playing of Derek Trucks and the phenomenal vocals/guitar of Susan Tedeschi. The blues/rock group has had a rough year with the loss of Derek Trucks uncle and founding member of The Allman Brother Band Butch Trucks in January, Colonel Bruce Hampton who passed away onstage at his 70th birthday concert with members of the Tedeschi Trucks Band onstage, Greg Allman, and the recent health issues of Kofi Burbridge who unfortunately missed the tour after suffering from a heart attack in June.

All of these terrible events were still not enough to keep this band down. The Tedeschi Trucks Band delivered an unbelievably breathtaking performance that showcased the raw talent of the 12 piece band. The guitar playing of Derek Trucks is something you will want to see live if you haven’t yet. The emotion and passion of Trucks is clearly evident in his playing and that emotion extends to the audience.

It takes a lot to keep soaked fans in the lawn section entertained but the Tedeschi Trucks Band made it look like child’s play. It is still early in the tour so if you are lucky enough to be close to one of the cities below you will want to make it to this show.

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