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Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band
Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks
Background information
Origin Jacksonville, Florida, United States
Genres Rock, blues rock, blues, soul
Years active 2010–present
Associated acts The Derek Trucks Band, Susan Tedeschi, The Allman Brothers Band, Scrapomatic, Frogwings
Members Susan Tedeschi
Derek Trucks
Elizabeth Lea
Kofi Burbridge
Tyler Greenwell
J.J. Johnson
Mike Mattison
Mark Rivers
Ephraim Owens
Kebbi Williams
Tim Lefebvre
Alecia Chakour
Past members Oteil Burbridge
Maurice "Mobetta" Brown
Saunders Sermons

The Tedeschi Trucks Band — formerly known as the Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band — is a blues rock group based in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Formed in 2010, the band is led by husband-and-wife musicians Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, and primarily features members from their solo groups. Their debut album, Revelator (2011), won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album.


Susan Tedeschi and vocalist Mark Rivers of the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival, June 2012
The Tedeschi Trucks Band was founded in 2010 after both Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi put their solo bands on hiatus to form a new group that lets the married couple focus on making music together, and allows them to spend more time together while touring and recording.[1] Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi had toured together in 2007, under the name Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi's Soul Stew Revival; this group's material was largely culled from Derek and Susan's solo projects, while the Tedeschi Trucks Band mostly focuses on performing original songs.

After the announcement in late 2009 of a hiatus for both The Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi Band,[2] the couple began writing new material, working out of their home studio in Jacksonville with a rotating cast of friends and musicians. Their first concert was on April 1, 2010 at the Savannah Music Festival, and although their touring schedule was limited in 2010, the group did perform at Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival, Fuji Rock Festival, and several other festivals and venues.

The collaboration between Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi has also extended to other artists. Trucks and Tedeschi appeared together on Herbie Hancock's album, The Imagine Project, performing the track "Space Captain" with additional members of Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, including Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, and Mike Mattison. A music video was also released, showing Herbie Hancock as he recorded the song at Trucks & Tedeschi's home studio.[3] Trucks and Tedeschi also appeared with Herbie Hancock to perform "Space Captain" at his 70th birthday concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.[1]

On March 7, 2011, the band announced that it was changing its name to the Tedeschi Trucks Band. The first Tedeschi Trucks Band CD, Revelator, was released on June 7, 2011. Rolling Stone gave the album four out of five stars, referring to it as a "masterpiece." [4] The album peaked at No. 92 on the Canadian Albums Chart,[5] and peaked at No. 164 in the UK Albums Chart.[6] The album won a Grammy Award for Best Blues Album at the 54th Grammy Awards.[7]

Their second album, Everybody's Talkin', was released on May 22, 2012. It was a live album consisting of performances of songs from Revelator as well as covers of rock, R&B and gospel classics.[8]

On October 5, 2012, bassist [9] On May 29, 2013, the band announced that Eric Krasno of Soulive and Lettuce would fill in as bassist for all 2013 summer tour dates through August 15 except for July 19–24 during which Tim Lefebvre would handle four-string bass duties.[10]

In 2013, they were nominated for Blues Music Awards in the 'Band' and 'Rock Blues Album' categories.[11]

On 15 May 2013, the band announced their second studio album to be titled Made Up Mind.[12]

September 11, 2015, the band honored Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen with a Tribute/Reunion Concert at the Lockn' Festival, in Arrington, VA.[13] Participating alumni from the iconic 1970 JCMD&E Tour included Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge, Claudia Lennear, Chris Stainton, Pamela Polland and others including official photographer, Linda Wolf.[14]


Derek Trucks of the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Appel Farm Arts and Music Festival, June 2012
Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi of the Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Ben and Jerry's Concert on the Green at Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, Vermont, June 6, 2014
Current members
Former members
Touring musicians
  • Dave Monsey - bass (2012)
  • Ted Pecchio - bass (2012)
  • George Porter, Jr - bass (2012)
  • Eric Krasno - bass (2013)


Studio albums
Year Album Peak positions Certification
2011 Revelator 12 71 83  – 55 38
2013 Made Up Mind 11 48 79 23 22  –
Live albums
Year Album Peak positions
2012 Everybody's Talkin'  – 49


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External links

  • Horowitz, Scott (January 21, 2011). "Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band NYE Review", JamBase. Retrieved April 8, 2011
  • Hyman, Dan (July 11, 2013). "Tedeschi Trucks Band Bring It Home", Rolling Stone. Retrieved August 19, 2013
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