There’s just something about seeing a husband and wife perform onstage.
It’s an electricity, a familiarity, and genuineness that simply can’t be faked, and if you doubt that very much then you need look no further than the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
When they gave up solo careers to join forces in 2010, husband-and-wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi set out to rock the world, forming their now-popular blues rock group.
Boy, did they ever.
By 2011, with the release of their debut album, “Revelator,” they scored a Grammy for best blues album. A year later, their live album “Everybody’s Talkin'” hit stores, and in 2013 they brought out “Made Up Mind.”
Not only was everybody talking, but soon enough the Tedeschi Trucks Band made themselves a hit on the touring circuit, and on Friday at 6:30 p.m., their “Wheels of Soul” tour rolls into the State Theater for a one-night gig.
They won’t be alone.
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings are along for the ride, which makes the entire event a very big set of wheels, indeed.
Collaborating with other big artists isn’t new to Tedeschi Trucks; they’ve also been featured on Herbie Hancock’s album “The Imagine Project,” and they’ve performed with him and others at no less than Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
So, if rocking out to a whole collection of original blues material is your idea of a good time (and, if it’s not, you might want to try it out because you’ll have more downright fun than should be allowed), their stop at the State is a must.
And, like anything, making good music is like a good marriage. On that score, and not just that one alone, the Tedeschi Trucks Band is one of the best marriages in the biz.