Just a little over a year after the 11-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band, which is led by husband-wife duo Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, debuted their Grammy award winning album Revelator, the group struts back to Louisville with the sophomore release, Everybody’s Talkin’. The new album is a collection of live recordings from performances from the road off of Revelator and is a catalog of triumphant musical growth within the group. The second release includes rock and roll, R&B and gospel classic covers as well.
If you haven’t followed Susan Tedeschi’s amazing music career, she graduated from Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music at age 20 with a Bachelors in Music Composition and grew up singing in musicals, gospel choirs and blues groups. Tedeschi is a bright light within the music scene; vocally she combines her passion for Americana, electric blues and black gospel soul music and not only is blessed with a powerful sultry voice but she’s also a highly talented guitar player to boot. Her husband Derek Trucks is equally as brilliant musically. Dubbed as an awe-inspiring slide guitar prodigy who is the nephew of Butch Trucks, the drummer for the Allman Brothers Band, Derek was touring as a headliner at age 11 and was on the road with the Allman Brothers before he was 13 years old. His bottleneck slide guitar playing is similar to the one used by Duanne Allman, as both used special glass bottlenecks cut from antiques. By age 15 he had already formed the inner core of his longtime group and Grammy Award winning Derek Trucks Band. Tedeschi and Trucks met when she opened for the Allman Brothers on tour and eventually ended up marrying in 2001, later forming the 11-piece group.
The Tedeschi Trucks band is made up of veteran road musicians and features a full horn section including trumpet, trombone and saxophone, two drummers and even a flute player! What should we expect performance wise from the Tedeschi Trucks Band? Pure musical brilliance is the answer.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform at the Iroquois Amphitheatre in Louisville on Thursday, July 19th as part of the Coors Light Concert Series. Iroquois Amphitheater is located at 1080 Amphitheater Road. The show, complete with The Wood Brothers as an opening act, starts at 7:30 pm and is all ages.
Photo courtesy Tedeschi Trucks Band