Tedeschi Trucks Band in Concert at UPMC Events Ctr.; CMU Opens ‘100 Years Stray’ (Wed., 2/19/20)

1) The Grammy Award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band plays UPMC Events Center. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are band mates and a married couple. They formed the band in Jacksonville, Florida, in 2010 after both had already tasted career success. Trucks was a member of the Allman Brothers for a number of years, fronted his own band, and worked on projects with many musicians, including Eric Clapton. He’s known as one of the guitar greats and was ranked No. 16 on Rolling Stone‘s list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2011. Before becoming a headliner of her own, Susan Tedeschi opened for top acts like B.B. King, Bob Dylan, and even the Allman Brothers (that’s how they met in 1999). Known for her pleasant vocals, she is a respected guitarist in her own right. The Tedeschi Trucks Band has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and won one in 2012 for the album Revelator. Before flying the banner of Tedeschi Trucks Band, the two collaborated in their previous band, Soul Stew Revival. Their soulful, blues-rock 12-piece band is a big reason for their success. Their latest LP release is 2019’s Signs. Opening is The National Reserve. 6001 University Blvd., RMU, Moon Township. 

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have fun jamming together at an outdoor concert in 2014. photo: Michael F. O'Brien and Wikipedia.

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have fun jamming together at an outdoor concert in 2014. photo: Michael F. O’Brien and Wikipedia.

2) “Children go missing, meteors rain from the sky and a blue demon lurks just out of sight.” That’s from a promo blurb for 100 Years Stray, a new post-apocalyptic drama by the Japanese playwright SaringROCK. See it in a Carnegie Mellon School of Drama production at CMU’s Purnell Center for the Arts. 8 p.m. Continues through February 21.5000 Forbes Ave., Oakland. (MV)