Butch Trucks recently joked that he wished the Allman Brothers could tour more frequently, but too many members of the band have side projects marking up the calendar.
His nephew, Derek Trucks, is guilty as charged.
The longtime leader of The Derek Trucks Band, the guitarist – to whom the word amazing applies without being hyperbolic – has a new focus these days: The Tedeschi Trucks Band, the 11-piece outfit he fronts with his wife, the blues-soul singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi.
The group, which also includes Allman alum Oteil Burbridge on bass, won a Grammy for best blues album for “Revelator,” its debut last year. For their second recording, the band released the live “Everybody’s Talkin’.”
Through Labor Day, they’re playing a handful of shows with B.B. King – including a Sunday stop at Chastain Park