Inquiring Minds

The Tedeschi Trucks Band Keeps in the Family

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are married both to each other and their musical careers. She with a busy solo schedule, and he with full-time gigs fronting the Derek Trucks Band, playing guitar with the Allman Brothers Band [Derek's uncle is founding member Butch Trucks], and minor side-jobs with the likes of, oh, some guy named Clapton.

So in a bid for a bit more harmony professionally and personally - and so their two children could see them at the same time - they put together the 11-member Tedeschi Trucks Band. Their debut CD, Revelator, is a tasty gumbo of rock, blues, world/Eastern music, and torchy ballads.

Tedeschi spoke with Rocks Off about the band's formation, taking the kids on the road, and how--even while loaded--Buddy Guy can still rip up a stage.

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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