Tedeschi Trucks Band at Britt Festivals with special guests Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers to open this concert.
Formed in 2010 with a spirit of adventure that saw Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks shelve their equally successful solo careers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, a 12-piece tour-de-force, has quickly become the vanguard of modern roots music.
Driven by Trucks, who Rolling Stone named #16 of the top 100 Guitarists of All Time, and Tedeschi, blessed with a voice that passionately delivers a range of powerful R&B belters to gentle ballads, the group enlists dual drummers, two vocalists, a three-piece horn section, bass, and a multi-instrumentalist keyboard player for what is a greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts collective. The Los Angeles Times called the band “a deeply skilled groove machine, that displays “a peerless brand of musical alchemy as easily cool and consoling as white hot and ascendant.”
The richly layered sound forms the ideal foundation for Bluhm’s soaring vocals and increasingly powerful songcraft. Further color comes from San Francisco’s Magik*Magik Orchestra (Death Cab for Cutie, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Walkmen), whose complex arrangements serve to amplify the indelibly universal themes of Loved Wild Lost.