Tedeschi Trucks Band was formed in 2010 by husband and wife team Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi in Jacksonville, Fla., after first touring together as the Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi's Soul Stew Revival in 2007. As soon as the Tedeschi Trucks Band hit the scene, it took the music world by storm, earning the Best Blues Album Grammy Award for its debut album, 2011's Revelator. The band began its prolific life on the road on April 1, 2010, at the Savannah Music Festival.
Wheels of Soul Rollin' to a Town Near You
The Tedeschi Trucks Band spends over 200 days per year on the road traveling between towns and cities performing for fans. As such, the members have grown into more of a family than just a band, and their sound shows it with incomparably tight performances and all players locked in a groove. As a testament to the Tedeschi Trucks Band's live performance acumen, the band's 2018 album, Live From the Fox Oakland, won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
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What can I expect from a Tedeschi Trucks Band show?
Tedeschi Trucks Band shows are all about the music. Eschewing elaborate sets and fancy light shows, performances typically feature all the musicians spread out across the stage playing their instruments or singing into their mics. At any given performance, you can anticipate hearing tracks from any of Tedeschi Trucks Band's four studio albums, which are Revelator (2011), Made Up My Mind (2013), Let Me Get By (2016) and Signs (2019). Tedeschi Trucks Band songs are a blend of blues, Americana, soul, blues rock and jams. In addition to original material, you may also hear cover versions of songs by the likes of Sly & the Family Stone, Joe Cocker, George Jones, Nina Simone, Ali Akbar Khan and Miles Davis.
Who are the members of the Tedeschi Trucks Band?
In addition to cofounders Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, other members of the Tedeschi Trucks Band include Tyler Greenwell and J.J. Johnson on drums and percussion as well as Mike Mattison, Mark Rivers and Alecia Chakour on harmony vocals. Ephraim Owens plays the trumpet, Elizabeth Lea is on trombone, Kebbi Williams plays sax and Brandon Boone is on bass guitar. Gabe Dixon has also joined them on tour on keyboard and vocals.
What are some of the songs I might hear at a Tedeschi Trucks Band concert?
At any Tedeschi Trucks Band show, you're almost sure to hear the band's two charted singles, "Anyhow" (2016) and "Hard Case" (2019). You may also hear "Midnight in Harlem," "Bound for Glory," "Shame," "Don't Know What It Means," "When Will I Begin," "Keep On Growing," "Darlin Be Home Soon," "Everybody's Talkin'," "They Don't Shine" and "Do I Look Worried."
Who are the Tedeschi Trucks Band's influences?
Listen closely when you hear the Tedeschi Trucks Band live, and you may hear some hints of its influences, such as Albert King and Freddie King for their guitar stylings. The band members were also influenced by gospel legend Mahalia Jackson and soul songstress Aretha Franklin. Other Tedeschi Trucks Band influences include Elmore James, Jimmy Rogers, Bobby Bland, Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters and The Allmans.Back to Top
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