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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Big Soulful Blues headed to Salt Lake

Wednesday May 11, 2011
Just when you think you know somebody they go and surprise you all over again. That’s the modus oprendi for husband and wife blues team, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi.

Trucks, a Grammy Award Winner, has a two decade track record of touring with his band, The Derek Trucks Band, being the guitarist for the Allman Brothers, touring with Eric Clapton and playing on studio albums of Herbie Hancock, Buddy Guy, McCoy Tyner, Dr. John, and wife Susan Tedeschi.

Tedeschi, a killer blues artist in her own right, is known for her powerful blues voice and straight-up guitar playing. She earned three Grammy nominations, most recently for her 2009 critically acclaimed album Back to the River.

Trucks and Tedeschi have played together before. I’ve seen them as the righteous Soul Stew Revival and they’ve toured as The Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi Band. However, as the newly formed Tedeschi Trucks Band, the couple is breaking new blues/rock ground. This new incarnation features a huge 11-piece band with brothers Oteil Burbridge (noted for his years as bassist with the Allman Brothers Band) and Kofi Burbridge (longtime keyboardist/flutist with The Derek Trucks Band). A pair of drummers J. J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell, trumpeter Maurice Brown, tenor saxophonist Kebbi Williams, trombonist Saunders Sermons, and harmony singers Mark Rivers and Mike Mattison round out the group.

Tedeschi Trucks Band is set to release its new album Revelator on June 7. Check out this video of the making of the album: Tedeshi Trucks Band

Get set to see the Tedeschi Trucks Band on Wednesday, May 18th at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City.

For details visit http://www.kingsburyhall.org/.

Read this post on Bombshell Music & Media by Eugenie Hero Jaffe.