2010 was a year of tumult and bravery for Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi. The husband and wife left their respective and vastly successful individual bands and joined forces as Tedeschi Trucks Band. Such a bold move left many of their fans wondering if the hybrid might be successful, and Tedeschi Trucks Band did not disappoint. 2011’s debut album Revelator, landed Tedeschi Trucks Band a best Blues Album Grammy as well as a Blues Music Award for Album of the Year.
Relentless touring, massive ticket sales, combined with 2012’s live follow-up release Everybody’s Talkin’ cemented the fact that this was an act best appreciated live in concert. And their latest release, Made Up Mind, sees the band taking risks and exploring genres like never before. Susan Tedeschi began performing in her early twenties while earning a degree in musical composition from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. A couple Gold Records and a Best New Artist Grammy in 2000 launched a thriving solo career that carried her through the decade.
As the nephew of Butch Trucks, drummer of the legendary Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks never had a choice but to be a blues musician. Sitting in with guitar in hand in his early teens, he was a full-fledged member of the Allman’s by the tender age of 20. From there he launched his solo band, which played over a thousand shows, released six albums and garnered a Grammy as well.
Tedeschi and Trucks were married in 2001 after meeting two years earlier backstage at an Allman Brothers show in which Tedeschi was the opener.