Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tedeschi Trucks Band 'Made Up Mind' debuts at #11 on Billboard Chart

Several of the strongest performances I've caught at Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point over the years have come courtesy of the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Here is the latest news from the fantastic troupe...


Tedeschi Trucks Band at 2013 Doheny Blues Festival in Dana Point. Photo: Bob Steshetz
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND MADE UP MIND DEBUTS AT #11 ON BILLBOARD CHART

FOLLOW UP TO GRAMMY WINNING 
REVELATOR EARNS RAVE REVIEWS
TOUR DATES INCLUDE THREE NIGHTS AT NEW YORK'S BEACON THEATER
(New York, NY) -- Tedeschi Trucks Band's new album, Made Up Mind - released by Sony Masterworks on August 20 - has debuted #11 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, #1 on the Blues chart, #2 on the Rock chart, #2 on the FMQB AAA non-comm chart, # 5 on the BDS AAA Indicator chart, # 4 on the Americana chart and #1 on the Roots Music Blues Chart  with 26,466 units sold - Tedeschi Trucks Band's highest unit debut to date.
  
Made Up Mind is nothing less than a quantum leap forwardfor TTB. If Revelator and Everybody's Talkin' were all about finding their way, this new effort is where they emerge as a fully formed band for the ages. Made Up Mind is available through the bands website, here:http://www.tedeschitrucksband.com.

Rolling Stone magazine raves: "The album combines funk, greasy blues and Memphis soul; beefier horn lines, snappier interplay between two drummers, and Tedeschi's rugged vocals."

Throughout the course of the album it becomes increasingly apparent that Susan Tedeschi has evolved into one of the most dauntingly commanding vocalists in contemporary music, her serious lung power exploding on standout tracks such as the ├╝ber-funky "Misunderstood" and just as convincingly digging into the core of poignant, tender acoustic ballads like "Calling Out to You" and "Idle Wind".  

Derek Trucks has indisputably matured into one of the monster guitarists of our time, tearing up barn burners like the title track "Made Up Mind" with his masterful slide and lead licks while showcasing his easier, more subtle touch on the bluesy "Do I Look Worried". Premier Guitar Magazine praises: "When Trucks cuts loose, the gloves come off. And that's what makes this album essential listening for anyone who plays slide guitar."

Tedeschi Trucks Band's fall tour kicks off at Lockn' Festival and includes a residency at the legendary Beacon Theater in New York City. For a full itinerary, please see tour dates listed below.Tickets can be purchased,  here: http://www.tedeschitrucksband.com/events  


08-Sep    Arrington, VA            Lockn' Festival
13-Sep    Cleveland, OH           Jacobs Pavilion
14-Sep   Cincinnati, OH            PNC Pavilion
16-Sep  Las Vegas, NV             Sin City Soul & Blues Revival
19-Sep  Allentown, PA             Miller Symphony Hall
20-Sep  New York, NY             Beacon Theatre
21-Sep  New York, NY             Beacon Theatre
26-Sep  Richmond, VA             Carpenter Theatre
27-Sep  New York, NY             Beacon Theatre
28-Sep  Wilmington, NC          Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
15-Oct  Madison, WI               Overture Center for the Arts
16-Oct  Milwaukee, WI            Riverside Theater
18-Oct  Ozark, AR                   Harvest Music Festival
19-Oct  New Orleans, LA        Joy Center
23-Oct  Charleston, WV          Clay Center
24-Oct  Columbia, MO            Jesse Auditorium
25-Oct  Bowling Green, KY    Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
29-Oct  London, ENG             Royal Albert Hall
01-Nov  Boone, NC                Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
28-Apr  Paris, FR                    L'Olympia

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