Derek Trucks

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi
Ian Rawn

We’ve just marked the Fourth of July, and now another sure sign of summer is here: the return of the Wheels of Soul tour to Saratoga Performing Arts Center on July 14. Headlined by Tedeschi Trucks Band, the tour this year also features Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope. And if early setlists are any indication, you’ll probably see Derek Trucks sitting in with them too.

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.
Tedeschi Trucks Band

It’s hard to believe that Tedeschi Trucks Band has only been around for six years, because they’re the kind of group that sounds permanent. The blues and rock juggernaut released its third album Let Me Get By in January, and it quickly earned popular and critical praise. And if it’s summer, it means Derek Trucks, widely considered one of the greatest guitarists in the world, is on the road. Trucks joined the Allman Brothers Band as a teen and has toured and collaborated with a who’s who of the music industry in the years since.