You’d never know The Teskey Brothers hail from Australia, nor that the quartet's lead singer was a young, fair-haired white man, unless you beheld him with your own bare eyes, as Josh Teskey is a dead vocal ringer for Otis Redding, his pipes perfectly smoky with a hint of whiskey-soaked rasp. And his namesake band with bro and back-up singer/lead guitarist Sam Teskey craft sounds close enough to the high-quality Motown/Stax soul, blues, and R&B of yesteryear that you won’t even care it’s not really Otis.
The Teskey Brothers play Sunday, July 22, 3–3:30 pm, on the Vera Stage. Find a complete list of (40) must-see acts here, check out The Stranger's full Capitol Hill Block Party calendar, and see schedules broken up by day—Friday, July 20; Saturday, July 21; and Sunday, July 22. Listen to some Teskey Brothers (and peep videos) below.