TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, RED BUTTE GARDEN, Tuesday, July 22, 7:30 p.m., $50
Back when the husband-and-wife duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks first recorded an album together and did a tour, it seemed like a one-off project for the two, designed mainly to give them some time together. I'm not suggesting the music was an afterthought, just that both band leaders had plenty of work on their hands through Tedeschi's successful solo career and Trucks' membership in the Allman Brothers as well as leading his own Derek Trucks Band, and occasional tours with Eric Clapton as well. But three albums and several tours in, Tedeschi Trucks Band looks more and more like it could have legs for years to come. The 11-piece band always makes for a killer live show, and truly is a showcase for much more than just Tedeschi's bluesy wail and her husband's incredible guitar-playing. They headlined Red Rocks in Colorado this year, and were a main stage attraction at Bonneroo. People seem to be catching on to what Red Butte Garden has been bringing to Utah for years now--one of the best live bands in the business. This time around, the band had a new bass player in Tim Lefebvre. Opening the show is Rich Robinson, best known as guitarist in the Black Crowes, now leading his own band and releasing solid solo albums.