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Tedeschi Trucks Band at Red Rocks

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Red Rocks Denver, CO July 25, 2014 Never underestimate the power of a cover. A cleverly selected and well executed cover tune can be like a firecracker with a too-short fuse, a shot of vodka when you expected water, a lightning bolt out of a clear, blue sky. The Tedeschi Trucks Band threw a lightning strike with its very first song Friday night, July 25, at Red Rocks, exhuming Traffic's “Who Knows What Tomorrow May Bring," a rather obscure but tasty tune from its earlier catalog. In a year when both Steve ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Vogue Theater

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Tedeschi Trucks Band Vogue Theater Vancouver, BC November 8, 2013 Jazz has always taken from the pop music of its day and culturalized it, intellectualized it, added some soul or swing and for those who are capable, added the personalized artistic X factor that is unique to that artist's DNA. Not that simple by any means, of course. Today, the younger rock generation often wishes they were around when the Rolling Stones, the Who, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, the Grateful Dead, the Doors and the Allman Brothers were ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

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Tedeschi Trucks Band's debut, Revelator (Sony Masterworks, 2010), was a marvel of modern blues-rock. Songs deeply rooted in genre tradition ultimately comprised a deeply felt personal statement by the dual leaders of the group, guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi.The group's sophomore album, Made Up Mind, not surprisingly, radiates an even more mature sense of style. Placing the title song first may seem an obvious ploy to set a tone, but the sequencing works: Tedeschi's singing, as much as it recalls a young Bonnie Raitt, is nevertheless potent in its delivery, while Trucks' solo reaffirms the point ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

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In so many ways, Tedeschi Trucks Band has bucked the odds: a band, on paper, doomed to fail and yet, here it is with its second studio recording, after the 2011 debut, Revelator and 2012 live album, Everybody's Talkin' (both, Sony Masterworks). In these days of escalating touring costs, the idea of an eleven-piece rock/soul/blues band being not just viable but successful would seem impossible. Then there's the decades-old unwritten rule: never date--or, worse, marry--one of your band mates.And yet, with a behemoth of a band and its two leaders a married couple, TTB continues, moving from success ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Made Up Mind

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Since the assimilation of the Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks bands into the eleven-member Tedeschi Trucks Band, the group has worked, creatively speaking, non-stop. The band debuted with 2011's Revelator (Sony Masterworks) followed by the live set, Tedeschi Trucks Band Live: Everybody's Talkin' (Sony Masterworks, 2012), and its requisite tour, reviewed within these electrons. The band releases its second studio recording with a hint that it has acquired its musical sea legs, forging ahead with a confidence gained from the success of its two previous releases. The result on Made Up Mind is music made by a ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band / Grace Potter and the Nocturnals / JJ Grey and Mofro: Denver, June 15, 2013

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Tedeschi Trucks Band / Grace Potter and the Nocturnals / JJ Grey and MofroRed Rocks AmphitheaterDenver, COJune 15, 2013When you walk into the venue and the stage is set up with three Hammond B-3 organs, each with its own Leslie speaker, you know you're in for something earthy and gritty. And what better place for earthiness and grittiness than Red Rocks Amphitheater, carved out of rock formations that are between 300 million and 1.7 billion years old? Throw in perfect June weather and three bands that mix various amounts of blues, rock, soul, funk and ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Little Rock, AR, July 15, 2012

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Tedeschi Trucks BandRobinson AuditoriumLittle Rock, ArkansasJuly 15, 2012The post-millennial Allman Brothers Band has given rise to a number of notable side projects. Among these offshoots are guitarist Warren Haynes' projects Gov't Mule and The Warren Haynes Band, bassist Oteil Burbridge's Oteil and the Pacemakers, drummer Jai Johanny Johanson's Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, and guitarist Derek Trucks' Derek Trucks Band. Trucks, nephew of ABB drummer Butch Trucks has successfully led his own band since the release of The Derek Trucks Band (Landslide Records, 1997). Since that time, the Derek Trucks Band has released seven more well-received recordings. ...



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