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Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by PHOTO BY MARK SELIGER in Focus

Your look ahead at Valley Arts

TTB at MSH: The Tedeschi Trucks Band, above, pulls into Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown, for a concert, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, with its latest album, "Made Up Mind," released Aug. 20 by Sony Masterworks, debuting at No. 11 on Billboard's Top 200 Album, No. 1 on Blues, No. 2 on Rock, No. 4 on Americana and No. 1 on the Roots Music Blues charts. Of the album, Rolling Stone magazine raved: "The album combines funk, greasy blues and Memphis soul; beefier horn lines, snappier interplay between two drummers, and Tedeschi's rugged vocals." The Tedeschi Trucks Band is an 11-member blues-rock group led by husband-wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. In the three years since it was formed, the band's "Revelator" won a Grammy as Best Blues Album. The follow-up was "Everbody's Talkin.'" Trucks, along with TTB band-mate Oteil Burbridge, received lifetime Grammys for their membership in The Allman Brothers Band. Opening the concert is The London Souls. Tickets: millersymphonyhall.org, 610-432-6715

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Nailing it: Country singer David Nail, above, performs, 8 p.m., Sept. 19 Musikfest Café, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. Nail, best- known for his No. 1 hit, "Let It Rain," released his first album, "I'm About to Come Alive," in 2009. The recording featured the Top 10 hit "Red Light," which was listed by Esquire magazine as one of "The 50 Songs Every Man Should Be Listening To." Nail received an Academy of Country Music nomination for Single Record of the Year for "Red Light," plus a Grammy nomination for Best Male Country Vocal Performance for "Turning Home." Nail's second album, "The Sound of A Million Dreams," was released in 2011 and hit No. 8 on the charts, In addition to "Let it Rain," the album had two other charting singles, "Whatever She's Got" and the title cut. Tickets:artsquest.org, 610-332-3378.

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Hope is back: This Hope, above, a group of five men who present a blend of a cappella and accompanied music, perform in concert, 7 p.m. Sept. 14, Cedar Crest Bible Fellowship Church, 1151 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Salisbury Township. It's the fourth concert at Crest Bible Fellowship for This Hope. The group expects to sing music from its new CD, "Edges." The group, formed in 1996, has performed throughout the United States and Europe. An offering will be taken. Information: 610-432-2200.

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