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Tedeschi Trucks Band

When Derek Trucks' name comes up it is usually in reference to the Allman Brothers Band, which he joined in '99, or as the frontman and namesake of the Derek Trucks Band. He's also known as the husband of Blues/Soul singer Susan Tedeschi.

They toured as Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi's Soul Stew Revival when not touring separately. They also went on the road as the Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi. The name was shortened and their bands were merged in '11 to form the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

While Soul Stew Revival borrowed from Trucks and Tedeschi's solo projects, "Revelator," the Tedeschi Trucks Band's debut, focused predominantly on original material. In its first week of release, the set went to #12 on the Billboard 200 and later won a Grammy for Best Blues Album at the 54th Grammy Awards.

"Everybody's Talkin',"a live album, consisted of songs from "Revelator" plus Rock, R&B and Gospel covers.

A few months later, bassist Oteil Burbridge left to focus on starting a family. Can't start a family if you are always away. A number of bassists filled-in throughout '12 and '13.

The group's second studio album, "Made Up Mind," a Big Band Blues/Rock effort, landed in '13.

After being nominated for that year's Blues Music Awards in the 'Band' and 'Rock Blues Album' categories, Tedeschi Trucks Band participated in the Mad Dogs and Englishmen Tribute/Reunion Concert at the Lockn' Festival, in Arrington, VA. Fronted by the late Joe Cocker, the legendary '70 tour featured Leon Russell, Rita Coolidge and Chris Stainton, who also participated in the reunion.

While the musicians on the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour performed numerous covers, Tedeschi Trucks wrote all the material for their third album, '16's "Let Me Get By."

Tedeschi Trucks Band Discography


2011 Revelator
2012 Everybody's Talkin'
2013 Made Up Mind
2016 Let Me Get By

Also see Derek Trucks Band.

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