As husband-wife couples go in the world of music, it is a challenge to find a duo as well-fitted and naturally prolific as that of singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks. They are both heavily steeped in the blues tradition, yet open to far-ranging influences including rock, gospel, jazz and World music. Each has produced recordings that share a sensibility best described as a swampy mix of rootsy, rockin’ American music. The two have guested on each other’s albums, toured together intermittently, and last year they each received individual Grammy nominations in the category of “Best Contemporary Blues Album” for their 2009 albums, Tedeschi for Back To The River and Trucks for Already Free (which he won). As well, they often perform together with the Allman Brothers Band—with whom Trucks continues to play as co-lead guitarist.
In June 2011, Tedeschi Trucks Band released its debut recording Revelator, the result of eighteen months of dedicated musical focus. Revelator includes smoky, blues-dipped rockers and heart-stilling ballads that show off, respectively, the gutsier and softer side of Tedeschi’s vocal ability, plus a series of emotive, story-telling solos shaped by Trucks’ uncanny agility on slide-guitar.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be at the Ryman Auditorium on Sun, April 29, 2012 at 7:30 PM and Nahville.com has some tickets to give away. This is going to be a great show and all you have to do is go to our Facebook page, hit the “like” button and post: “GIVE ME THE BLUES”. Your chances will be even better if you retweet our Twitter post about Tedeschi Trucks. Good luck and if you don’t win, you still need to go to this show. You won’t be sorry!