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Tedeschi Trucks Band with special guest Jackie Greene will perform at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 9 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale Saturday, May 17 at 10 a.m..

Tedeschi Trucks Band, coming off of a year in which the 11-piece juggernaut led by husband/wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi released a chart-topping third album, welcomed a new bassist, and played headline slots across the globe, is quickly filling its calendar for 2014. Just four years since its inception, Tedeschi Trucks Band has already released three critically-acclaimed and commercially successful albums.

Its debut, Revelator, produced at the couple’s Swamp Raga home studio, earned a Grammy, while 2011’s dynamic live follow-up, Everybody’s Talkin’, delivered a brilliant double-disc classic capturing the band’s incendiary musicianship on stage. Reconvening at Swamp Raga, the band followed up with 2013’s Made Up Mind, hailed by Rolling Stone as “equal parts Stax and Muscle Shoals without dilution of either.”

Prior to forming TTB, Trucks, as one of the most respected guitarists of his generation, maintained a membership since 1999 with The Allman Brothers Band, toured with Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana, and, for over 15 years, helmed the Grammy-winning Derek Trucks Band. Additionally as the youngest musician to make the list, the slide guitar wunderkind was voted #16 of the top 100 Guitarists of All Time (Rolling Stone – November 2011) by a panel of fellow musicians and industry experts. Joining him at center stage is Massachusetts native Susan Tedeschi, a singer blessed with a voice that ranges from commanding R&B belters to gentle ballads that has led a prolific solo career full of award-winning records, six Grammy nominations, and a devoted following. A talented guitarist in her own right, her style alternately recalls post-war electric blues and Hendrix-inspired rock.

Easily capable of shining as individuals, this ensemble of 11 is concerned more with the sound than the spotlight. Sharing a level of respect and camaraderie rarely found in rock and roll, Tedeschi Trucks Band has found a magical combination that delivers nightly an unforgettable evening of music.

Jackie Greene began his career in his mid-teens working the bar and open mic circuit in and around his hometown of Sacramento. He released his acoustic-laced breakthrough, Gone Wonderin’ in 2002, and followed it with two more albums, Rusty Nails and Sweet Somewhere Bound. In 2005, he contributed to the Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain soundtrack, and a year later he issued his critically acclaimed Verve debut, American Myth. Greene’s career took an unexpected turn that year when he joined Phil & Friends, thrusting him in front of a new audience of open-minded music listeners and fastidious Deadheads. In 2008, Greene released Giving Up The Ghost. Small Tempest, an EP of originals, quickly followed Giving Up The Ghost. In 2010, he dropped another EP of Grateful Dead covers, and in the same year his solo and Deadhead worlds converged on Till the Light Comes. In 2013, Jackie was asked to join The Black Crowes for their epic worldwide tour. In 2014, with the Crowes tour behind him, Greene has his eye set on a new solo album, his first in four years, and hitting the road again as the Jackie Greene Band.

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