This summer's installment of the Tedeschi Trucks Band's “Wheels of Soul Tour” is especially ambitious, with the opening acts of The Wood - From Halifax
The band welcomes Carey into the Tedeschi Trucks Band family and looks forward to a great run of shows until Kofi is ready to get to get back on stage.” We spoke with Norwell’s Susan Tedeschi before the Burbridge issue, as she was preparing for an appearance in Charleston, South Carolina, and the musical potential of this summer’s glittery array of talent was starting to sink in.
That band may have become so infamous for its offstage antics its true musical qualities were often overlooked, but with the 12-person strong Tedeschi Trucks Band the emphasis has always been on creating exciting music.
But with all those talented people on board, how do they ever write or arrange new material?“Most of the writing we do is on our time off the road,” said Tedeschi.
Mr Holland’s Opus Foundation is obviously a cause that is important to Derek and me.” Since Derek Trucks had spent so much time playing guitar with the Allman Brothers Band in the past, the recent death of Gregg Allman touched both him and Tedeschi deeply.
I’m not sure people know how heavily we were influenced by all three of them, and they were all about the same age, 69 or 70, and to lose them all was hard.” The Tedeschi Trucks Band tribute that ended that show resonated deeply with all in attendance.