“We’ve got a lot of skin in this game,” Derek Trucks told GP’s Jimmy Leslie about going all in with his wife Susan Tedeschi to form the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Both dismantled successful solo projects to focus on the 11-piece powerhouse. It’s fronted by Tedeschi’s impassioned voice, rooted in swampy rhythm guitar, and complemented by Trucks’ melodic slide licks that often function more like a harmony vocal than traditional lead guitar.
The couple has had to work their schedules around the Allman Brothers Band. Trucks has co-piloted the historic dual-lead guitar vessel alongside stalwart Warren Haynes for more than a decade, but the ABB is finally slowing way down. The Tedeschi Trucks Band is an amalgamation that includes ABB bassist Oteil Burbridge, as well as DTB keyboardist/ flutist Kofi Burbridge, and Mike Mattison on harmony vocals and harp. J.J. Johnson (John Mayer, Doyle Bramhall II) and Tedeschi band alum Tyler Greenwell share drumming duties.
The TTB is supporting its new live album, Everybody’s Talkin’. TTB will only be making two stops in the Bay Area—one in the South Bay, and this one on September 7th at the gorgeous Bob Hope Theatre in Stockton. Make your plans to represent in the East Bay.
Read Leslie’s full November 2011 GP cover story interview with Tedeschi and Trucks here.
Guitar Player Presents The Tedeschi Trucks Band
with Lee Boy Simpson
Friday, September 7th, 7pm doors
Buy $35-$85 tickets here
Bob Hope Theatre
242 E. Main St.Stockton, CA 95202Phone: 209-337-HOPE (4673)Tickets: 1-800-745-3000
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