A triple bill of soul and rock powerhouses will take the stage at the Maine State Pier in Portland this summer, as the Tedeschi Trucks Band, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II will perform on Friday, July 24. Tickets for the concert, priced between $35.75 and $89.75, will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 27 via Ticketmaster or in person at the Drum Shop in Portland.
Acclaimed blues vocalist Susan Tedeschi and blues guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks, a husband and wife team, formed their own band in 2010 after both had achieved a great deal of solo success, Tedeschi as a solo artist and Trucks as a guitarist with the Allman Brothers Band and later with his own Derek Trucks Band. The band has put out two albums, including most recently 2013’s “Made Up Mind,” which debuted at number 11 on the Billboard charts.
Joining the Tedeschi Trucks Band will be Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, featuring the electrifying soul singer Sharon Jones, who was plucked from obscurity in the mid-2000s after decades spent working a regular job and singing on the side. The Dap-Kings are one of the finest funk/soul bands in the world, playing a revivalist sound indebted to the classic soul era of the 1960s and 70s. In 2013, Jones was treated for and recovered from a cancer diagnosis; she went on to receive a Grammy nomination for the band’s 2014 album, “Give the People What They Want.”
Doyle Bramhall II is an acclaimed blues guitarist who has worked with Eric Clapton and Roger Waters and was a childhood friend of Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimmie Vaughn.
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