The 2015 Sunday Afternoon Concert
July 26th from 1:30pm - 6pm
2012 Grammy Award winners Tedeschi Trucks Band ride their Wheels of Soul 2015 Summer Tour to the Main Stage on Sunday, July 26.
The blues-rock band is headed by the husband-and-wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, who bring their spirit of adventure and powerhouse 11-piece ensemble to Readington, along with Grammy nominated soul sensation Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and special guest, acclaimed guitarist Doyle Bramhall II., for a full afternoon of rocking good times.
The Festival is proud to introduce this new 4½ hour concert extravaganza to its famed concert series.
Rolling across America on a sizzling summer run, Tedeschi Trucks Band’s “Wheels of Soul” tour brings the Grammy-winning, 11-piece blues-rock dynamo together with soul sensation Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and acclaimed guitarist Doyle Bramhall II. Delivering over 4 hours of music each night, the artists will perform at some of the finest outdoor venues in the country.
Perhaps not since the days of Joe Cocker’s supersized Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour of the early ’70s has this much talented rock and soul hit the road together and already has critics raving. “Epic!” “Jaw-dropping!” “Easily one of the best nights of live music!” “Musical Magic.!”
Formed in 2010 with a spirit of adventure that saw Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks shelve their equally successful solo careers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, an 11-piece tour-de-force, has quickly become the vanguard of modern roots music. Driven by Trucks, #16 of the top 100 Guitarists of All Time (Rolling Stone), and Tedeschi’s impassioned, blues-soaked vocals, the Jacksonville-based group earned a Grammy for its debut, Revelator, followed with a dynamic live double disc, Everybody’s Talkin,’ and most recent album Made Up Mind. With Derek Trucks having wrapped up his 15-year tenure with The Allman Brothers Band, TTB has fully dedicated itself to expanding its legendary live performances with an increasing repertoire of soulful neo-classics.
Concert seats are assigned on a first come, first served basis. Seats will be assigned to you when you place your order. Tickets will not be mailed until June or July. The last day to purchase tickets online and have them mailed to you is Friday, July 17th. Tickets purchased after July 17th will be held at the Will Call booth and will not include VIP Parking.
Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been hailed as one of the leading forces in the revival of classic soul and funk. They have traveled the world for more than a decade, blowing minds with their electrifying live performances and raw, handcrafted studio recordings. The Brooklyn based 11-piece group delivers sharp, danceable funk grooves, impassioned singing and sweet soul hooks.
Touring behind it's sixth album on the Daptone label, 2014’s Give the People What They Want, which received a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Album, the prolific powerhouse and survivor that she is, Sharon Jones has fully recovered from a 2013 cancer diagnosis and bounced back with one of the biggest years of her career.
Doyle Bramhall II was just 18 when he was recruited by Jimmie Vaughan to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, two years later Doyle co-founded the Arc Angels with Charlie Sexton and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section: Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon. Eric Clapton then invited Bramhall to join Clapton’s group full-time and their association flourished. Collaborations with such as artists as Sheryl Crow, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Elton John, Gary Clark Jr., Erykah Badu, and Gregg Allman have kept Doyle highly in-demand. He is now completing his fourth solo album, launching the next chapter of his musical journey.
Check out some of their great recent reviews:
Rolling Stone, read HERE!
LA.com, read HERE!
LiveForLiveMusic.com, read HERE!
The Times - Picayune, read HERE!
SFBAM Magazine, read HERE!
Offbeat Magazine, read HERE!
Check out a review of the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s unforgettable set a Central Park’s Summerstage, read HERE!