Rolling Stone magazine considers Derek Trucks to be the 16th greatest guitarist of all time. He's been in the Allman Brothers Band since 1999, but it's the group he started with his wife Susan Tedeschi in 2010 that we're excited about at the moment. The Tedeschi Trucks Band plays the Ridgefield Playhouse Wednesday night, a rootsy blues band in which Tedeschi sings and plays guitar while Trucks rips it up on lead slide guitar. It's a throwback sound, but a contemporary band, a perfect outlet for Trucks' technically amazing playing.
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge, Ridgefield. Wed., April 24, 8 p.m. $125-$150. (203) 438-5795. ridgefieldplayhouse.org.