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Tedeschi Trucks Band Biography

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Birth Place: Jacksonville, Florida
Years Active: 2010–present
Genres: Rock, Blues-rock, Blues, Soul

The Tedeschi Trucks Band, formerly known as the Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band is a blues rock group based in Jacksonville, Florida. Formed in 2010, the band is led by husband-and-wife musicians Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, and primarily features members from their respective solo groups. The core lineup is Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Oteil Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge, Tyler Greenwell, J.J. Johnson, Mike Mattison and Nigel Hall.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band was founded in 2010 after both Trucks and Tedeschi put their solo bands on hiatus to form a new group that lets the married couple focus on making music together.

Trucks and Tedeschi had toured together in 2007, under the name Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi's Soul Stew Revival, however this group's material was largely culled from Derek and Susan's respective solo projects, while the Tedeschi Trucks Band mostly focuses on performing original songs.

After the announcement in late 2009 of a hiatus for both The Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi Band, the couple began writing new material, working out of their home studio in Jacksonville with a rotating cast of friends and musicians.

The collaboration between Trucks and Tedeschi has also extended to other artists. Trucks and Tedeschi appeared together on Herbie Hancock's a2010 lbum, “The Imagine Project,” performing the track “Space Captain.”

In March 2011, the band officially changed its name to the Tedeschi Trucks Band. The first Tedeschi Trucks Band album, “Revelator,” was released in June 2011. It debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, while also reaching #4 on the Rock Albums chart and #1 on the Blues Albums chart.