Some fun First State events to dive into this weekend.
1.Truckin’ to Sussex
Whoever said hard work doesn’t pay has never seen Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi’s bank account.
After spending years as road warriors building separate and successful solo careers, the husband-and-wife duo united in 2010 to form their Tedeschi Trucks Band, comprised of an extended pool of collaborators and friends.
The 12-piece band has a reputation for their intense live performances. The formidable duo explore new ideas together through songs rooted in the blues and infused with their own unique blend of Southern soul, American roots music, authentic rock ‘n’ roll and a touch of Florida swamp magic.
TTB will storm the stage at 7 p.m., Saturday. Tickets are $45 to $95.
IF YOU GO
Freeman Stage at Bayside
31750 Lake View Drive, Selbyville
2. Night of enchantment
Hexbelt concerts reveal a cross section of society, with baby boomers, neo-hippies, punks, blue collars, yuppies and the like all hanging together as one.
The rock-n-roll band has the ability to cut across political, social and economic boundaries like a knife through butter.
Hexbelt is poised to conjure up a bewitching show at 10 p.m., Saturday. Admission is free.
IF YOU GO
Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats
320 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach
3.An Old flame
The Old 97’s are still dropping sizzling new albums.
Their latest effort, “Graveyard Whistling,” was released earlier this year and comes out blazing with the breakneck “I Don’t Want to Die in This Town.”
That feverish intensity continues even when the tempo drops on songs like the more contemplative “All Who Wander.” Then there’s “Bad Luck Charm” and “Irish Whiskey Pretty Girls,” which are no slouches either.
Since the Old 97’s came out of Texas in 1993, they’ve created their own path through alt-country and power-pop, led by lead singer Rhett Miller.
The Old 97’s will play a fresh set at 9 p.m., Sunday. Opening the show will be the Turnpike Troubadors. Tickets are $30.
IF YOU GO
Bottle & Cork
1807 Coastal Highway, Dewey Beach