I write in this week's Short List about my -- and probably anyone else who's heard these two perform -- desire for Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi to quick pussyfooting around and make a proper album together already. To help prove my point, after the jump I've compiled an imeem.com playlist with a few of their best collaborations (in my opinion, feel free to disagree).
From the Short List:
While most great musical partnerships are forged before the parties go down solo paths, Susan Tedeschi and her husband Derek Trucks are working in the opposite direction. They're in bed together, they're raising a family together, they've toured together, and they've made appearances on each other's records. But they've never made a proper album together. It's an inevitability with the potential to be greater than anything the two have ever accomplished on their own. Tedeschi brings a beautiful, gravelly voice, Southern charm, and pop sensibilities pinned on her vest; Trucks sings through his slide guitar in a voice of his own, but has been pushing increasingly onto the fringes of popular music on a crash course toward self-indulgent experimentalism. Together on a full-length, they could play to each other's strengths, temper their vices, and make the record their fans are begging for. Woodland Park Zoo, 601 N. 59th St., 684-4800. 7 p.m. $22. All ages. CHRIS KORNELIS