Derek Trucks is a Grammy-winning slide guitar prodigy, having played with legends like Buddy Guy by the tender young age of 12. He's a member of the famous Allman Brothers Band, and his own Derek Trucks Band, a critically acclaimed six-piece outfit with nine albums.Susan Tedeschi is no stranger to fame either. As a blues and soul artist who's received multiple Grammy nominations, Tedeschi also got an early start in the music world, playing in bands since the age of 13 and as a six-year-old on Broadway.
It's safe to say the Tedeschi Trucks band is something of a supergroup. Fronted by Derek’s slide guitar and Susan’s guitar and mesmerizing vocals, the Tedeschi Trucks Band features percussion, bass, sax, trombone, keyboard, harmonizing backup vocals, and even sarod on one song.
On the recent release "Revelator" the band displays their supreme musicianship and respect for music of all varieties. The album hops from genre to genre, with echoes of soul, blues, '70s funk, '60s rock, and a variety of world music sounds. These genres all mesh together splendidly on "Revelator", allowing the Tedeschi Trucks Band to jam organically and freely, while still keeping an entirely unique tone to their music. What really makes this album so noteworthy is the talents of the band’s namesakes: Derek Trucks is surely one of the best blues guitarists out there today and he brings his soulful playing to the forefront of the record. Susan Tedeschi, likewise, offers a beautiful, clear voice that lets the album ring out confidently. Such talent, when combined with the band’s meditative and often-hopeful wordplay, allows for an altogether enjoyable listening experience. It's little wonder that Rolling Stone described "Revelator" as simply a "masterpiece".
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Recent Release: Revelator
Release Date: June 7, 2011
Label: Sony Masterworks
Band Origin: Jacksonville, Florida