TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND + Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings + Doyle Bramhall II

June 25Kodak Hall At Eastman Theatre7:00 pm

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Rolling across America on a sizzling summer run, Tedeschi Trucks Band's "Wheels of Soul" tour brings the Grammy-winning, 11-piece blues-rock dynamo together with soul sensation Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and acclaimed guitarist Doyle Bramhall II. Delivering over 4 hours of music each night, the artists will perform at some of the finest outdoor venues in the country.

Perhaps not since the days of Joe Cocker's supersized Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour of the early '70s has this much talented rock and soul hit the road together and already has critics raving. "Epic!" "Jaw-dropping!" "Easily one of the best nights of live music!" "Musical Magic.!"

Formed in 2010 with a spirit of adventure that saw Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks shelve their equally successful solo careers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, an 11-piece tour-de-force, has quickly become the vanguard of modern roots music. Driven by Trucks, #16 of the top 100 Guitarists of All Time (Rolling Stone), and Tedeschi's impassioned, blues-soaked vocals, the Jacksonville-based group earned a Grammy for its debut, Revelator, followed with a dynamic live double disc, Everybody's Talkin,' and most recent album Made Up Mind. With Derek Trucks having wrapped up his 15-year tenure with The Allman Brothers Band, TTB has fully dedicated itself to expanding its legendary live performances with an increasing repertoire of soulful neo-classics.

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been hailed as one of the leading forces in the revival of classic soul and funk. They have traveled the world for more than a decade, blowing minds with their electrifying live performances and raw, handcrafted studio recordings. The Brooklyn based 11-piece group delivers sharp, danceable funk grooves, impassioned singing and sweet soul hooks. Touring behind it's sixth album on the Daptone label, 2014's Give the People What They Want, which received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album, the prolific powerhouse and survivor that she is, Sharon Jones has fully recovered from a 2013 cancer diagnosis and bounced back with one of the biggest years of her career.

Doyle Bramhall II was just 18 when he was recruited by Jimmie Vaughan to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, two years later Doyle co-founded the Arc Angels with Charlie Sexton and Stevie Ray Vaughan's rhythm section: Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon. Eric Clapton then invited Bramhall to join Clapton's group full-time and their association flourished. Collaborations with such as artists as Sheryl Crow, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Elton John, Gary Clark Jr., Erykah Badu, and Gregg Allman have kept Doyle highly in-demand. He is now completing his fourth solo album, launching the next chapter of his musical journey.

From their first gigs, TTB was a sensation among audiences, but for Susan and Derek, adulation is nothing new. On her own, before the formation of Tedeschi Trucks Band, Susan had already racked up five Grammy nominations, in three different categories. Her catalog of pre-TTB recordings, beginning in the mid-'90s and culminating in 2008's Back to the River, personified American roots music-she's been praised for her insightful songwriting, galvanizing, emotive vocals and her blues-informed, gutsy guitar style. Her playing has, in fact, blossomed even more since the formation of TTB. As renowned a guitarist as Derek is, one listen to a track like "Whiskey Legs" is proof that Susan is more than holding her own up there, that her exceptional playing is as essential to the total TTB picture as Derek's, that her instrumental voice is as moving as her singing voice. And that singing voice is like none other on the scene today.