The Egg Adds Another October Concert

August 15th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg

The Egg in Albany has beefed up its October schedule of concerts with a new addition – the Tedeschi Trucks Band at 7:30pm on Wednesday, October 19.

The husband and wife team of guitarslinger Derek Trucks and soulful blues-rock vocalist-guitarist Susan Tedeschi will lead their big, 11-piece band into The Egg in support of their debut album, “Revelator.”

In addition to the namesake leaders, the Tedeschi Trucks Band features bassist Oteil Burbridge, keyboardist-flutist Kofi Burbridge, drummer-percussionists Tyler Greenwell and J.J. Johnson, vocalists Mike Mattison and Mark Rivers, saxophonist Kebbi Williams, trumpeter Maurice Brown and trombonist Saunders Sermons.

Priced at $49, $59 and $84, tix are slated to go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 22.


LIVE: The Derek Trucks Band @ The Egg, 12/13/09

December 15th, 2009, 3:45 pm by Greg

The Derek Trucks Band was headed off on an indefinite hiatus, so their last scheduled concert – at The Egg on Sunday evening – was sure to be a big send-off.

The fans were primed. And the band was taking no prisoners with a generous three-hour, two-set performance. But there was no big farewell. No goodbyes at all, in fact.

Just a great night of progressive blues music that scrambled The Egg.

The first hour-long set opened with the slinky groove of King Curtis’ classic “Soul Serenade” and came to a rousing conclusion with a roar through Bob Dylan’s “Down in the Flood.” In was hard to believe that the band could top it with their second set.

But they did.

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