Music roundup for Oct. 10, 2013

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Kareesa Wilson, Special to The Gazette
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sarah Jarosz at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, Stoughton Opera House, 381 E. Main St., Stoughton. Tickets: $11-$22. Call 608-877-4400.

Young bluegrass musician Sarah Jarosz is off to a flying start.

The 22-year-old Texan began playing mandolin as a child and inked a contract with Sugar Hill Records while still in high school. Her 2009 debut album, “Song Up In Her Head,” earned her a Grammy Award nomination for the song “Mansinneedof.” Jarosz followed up with the 2010 record “Follow Me Down.”

Hailed as one of acoustic music's shining stars, Jarosz is also a gifted songwriter and singer. She often collaborates with other prominent musicians, including Bela Fleck, Darrell Scott and Shawn Colvin. The New York Times called Jarosz “a singer-songwriter and mandolin and banjo prodigy with the taste and poise to strike that rare balance of commercial and critical success.”

Father John Misty at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, Capitol Theater, Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St., Madison. Tickets: $25. Call 608-258-4141, TTY 608-258-4967.

Folkster Joshua Tillman is the real man behind Father John Misty.

The 32-year-old Tillman is a singer, drummer and guitarist who has been around the folk-rock scene for more than 10 years. He performed with indie rock outfits Fleet Foxes and Saxon Shore before going solo.

Tillman's career began in Seattle, where he recorded his first albums, “I Will Return” and “Long May You Run.” Tillman scored a record contract seven years ago and quickly re-released the first two albums and then two more. He eventually switched record companies and dropped three more albums, “Vacilando Territory Blues,” “Year In The Kingdom” and “Singing Ax.”

Last year, Tillman released “Fear Fun” under the stage name Father John Misty. The album features the song “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings.”

Tedeschi Trucks Band at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St., Madison. Tickets: $35.50-$65.50. Call 608-258-4141.

Also at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, The Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Tickets: $39.50-$64. Call 414-286-3663.

Tedeschi Trucks Band is a refreshing blues-rock revival.

The husband and wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi started the group as a way for married musicians to work together. Based in Florida, the band is only 3 years old and already has built an impressive resume.

Trucks and Tedeschi had successful solo careers before joining forces. Once they formed the Tedeschi Trucks Band, their 2010 debut album, “Revelator,” won a Grammy Award for best blues album. A second album, “Everybody's Talkin',” came out last year and was nominated for two Blues Music Awards.

Current band members are Tedeschi, Trucks, Mike Mattison, Kofi Burbridge, Tyler Greenwell, J.J. Johnson, Mark Rivers, Maurice Brown, Kebbi Williams, and Saunders Sermons.

Gregg Allman at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, Oct. 15-16, Potawatomi Bingo and Casino, Northern Lights Theater, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. Tickets: $65-$75. Call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

Gregg Allman is a musical treasure.

The 65-year-old rock and blues singer, songwriter and musician is a founding member of the Allman Brothers, a band immortalized in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Gregg Allman as one of the top 100 greatest singers ever.

Powered by Allman's gift for penning hit songs, the Allman Brothers created the Southern rock genre. The band was stunned by two tragic losses in the early 1970s, with Duane Allman and bassist Berry Oakley both dying in motorcycle accidents. Gregg Allman continued to lead the band while also embarking on a successful solo career.

As a solo artist Allman has developed a more soulful rock sound. He released an autobiography last year titled “My Cross to Bear.”

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