Tedeschi Trucks Band: 2019
Tedeschi Trucks Band with Eric Holland (photo by Blake Budney)
Tedeschi Trucks Band is a rare outfit. It's a group steeped in rock, blues, soul, jazz, and American music. They've got the musicianship and spirit to immerse themselves in songs, and allow the songs to go where they want to go. It’s tough keeping any band together, but the level of commitment necessary to carry full-time harmony vocalists and horn players is exceptional.
The dividends, however, were plain to see when the full complement of the 12-piece unit assembled at Strange Weather Studio in Brooklyn to perform songs from their new album, Signs.
The TTB's fourth album sits firmly in a 2019 political moment, as well a personal one that has them working through the loss of a number of loved ones. And as you'll hear in my conversation with Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, that list now includes the very recent loss of their multitalented bandmate Kofi Burbridge, who passed away the day Signs was released.
In this FUV Live session, listen in on that chat along with performances of "Hard Case," "When Will I Begin," and "I'm Gonna Be There."
[Recorded: 2/19/19; Engineer: Bobby Tis, assisted by Daniel Schlett; Producer: Sarah Wardrop]