Tedeschi Trucks Band Debuts At #12 On The Billboard Top 200 Chart

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(NY, NY – June 16, 2011) Tedeschi Trucks Band debuts big with their inaugural album Revelator, breaking into the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #12 in their first week with 26k units sold.  The highly anticipated and critically acclaimed Revelator, marks a career milestone for both husband and wife team Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, bringing both artists their highest first week sales and charting that either artist has had to date.

The album, available in stores and online now, has been met with tremendous excitement from the media and TTB’s fan base alike.  Praised as a “masterpiece” by Rolling Stone Magazine in a FOUR STAR REVIEW, the first single, “Learn How to Love,” has been embraced at radio consistently being one of the top most added song at AAA from week to week.

Tedeschi Trucks Band kicked off their release with a soulful and anthemic performance of the album’s first single, “Learn How To Love” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno followed by a flurry of positive reviews.  Rolling Stone hailed the album, “a deep soul laced with Indo-slide ecstasy.”  USA Today called the album simply “Outstanding.”  The Boston Herald honored Revelator as their “Album of the Week.”  Others like the Charleston City Paper in Charleston, NC where the band recently performed describe them as “staggering, uplifting, and damn near soul-saving.”

Revelator (Sony MASTERWORKS), the long-awaited, song-oriented debut album by the husband-wife team of singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks, is filled with smoky, blues-dipped rockers and heart-stilling ballads that show off, respectively, the gutsier and softer side of Tedeschi’s vocal ability, plus a series of emotive, story-telling solos shaped by Trucks’s uncanny agility on slide-guitar, and introduces the couple’s new, 11-piece ensemble—Tedeschi Trucks Band.

A dramatic leap forward for two of the music world’s most dynamic performers,  Revelator is a confident yet unforced triumph offering a cohesive vision: an idyllic, musical world in which the echoes of so many great traditions—Delta blues and Memphis soul, Sixties rock and Seventies funk—organically flow together, blending with an entirely original, modern sensibility.

In addition to the combined weight of Tedeschi and Trucks’ equally renowned abilities, Revelator benefits from an impressive circle of talent that the two brought together. Trucks co-produced the album with multi-Grammy-winning engineer Jim Scott, whose genre-bending credits include popular albums by the Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Both Tedeschi and Trucks co-wrote the album’s twelve new songs with an impressive list of experienced songwriters, including Jeff Trott, John Leventhal, David Ryan Harris and Sonya Kitchell; Gary Louris and Oliver Wood—of the Jayhawks and the Wood Brothers, respectively; and old friends like guitarists Doyle Bramhall II and Eric Krasno (of Soulive), and band members Mike Mattison, Kofi Burbridge and Oteil Burbridge.

Most notably, Revelator features the newly formed Tedeschi Trucks Band, an eleven-member ensemble overflowing with talent and musical familiarity. Brothers Oteil Burbridge (noted for his years as bassist with the Allman Brothers Band) and Kofi Burbridge (longtime keyboardist/flutist with The Derek Trucks Band) have joined forces with a pair of drummers J. J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell, trumpeter Maurice Brown, tenor saxophonist Kebbi Williams, trombonist Saunders Sermons, and harmony singers Mark Rivers and Mike Mattison. (Additionally, Ryan Shaw and David Ryan Harris supplied harmony vocals to various tracks on the album, and Alam Khan adds his masterful sarod playing to “These Walls”.) The fact that this aggregation includes so many musicians related by experience—and blood—clearly adds to the notion of Revelator as a true group album, the product of a musical family.

The band will perform “Learn How To Love” on Conan on July 19.

TTB Tour Dates:

June 16                 Hampton Beach Casino                                                 Hampton Beach, NH

July 17                   Humphrey’s By The Bay                                                San Diego, CA

June 29                 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire                                         London UK

July 1                     Theatre Antique De Vienne                                        Vienne, FR

July 2                     Auditorium Stravinski                                                     Montreux, CH

July 3                     Auditorium Stravinski                                                     Montreux, CH

July 5                     Jazz Open Stuttgart                                                         Stuttgart, DE

July 7                     Le Trianon                                                                           Paris, FR

July 9                     North Sea Jazz Festival                                                  Rotterdam, NL

July 10                   Museumsplatz                                                                  Bonn, DE

July 22                   Gathering Of The Vibes                                                 Bridgeport, CT

July 23                   Pittsburgh Blues Festival                                               Pittsburgh, PA

July 24                   Centennial Terrace                                                          Sylvania, OH

July 28                   Spartanburg Memorial                                                  Spartanburg, SC

July 30                   Chastain Park Amphitheatre                                       Atlanta, GA

Aug 12                  Sandia Casino                                                                    Albuquerque, NM

Aug 13                  Bohemian Nights at New West Festival                  Fort Collins, CO

Aug 17                  Bank of America Pavilion                                              Boston, MA

Aug 18                  Tower Theatre                                                                  Upper Darby, PA

Aug 19                  Ocean Gateway                                                                                Portland, ME

Aug 20                  Hot August Blues Festival                                             Cockesville, MD

Aug 25                  Chicago Theatre                                                               Chicago, IL

Aug 26                  Minnesota Zoo Amphitheater                                    Apple Valley, MN

Aug 28                  The Cotillion                                                                       Witchita, KS

Sept 1                   Crossroads                                                                          Kansas City, MO

Sept 2                   Riverside Theatre                                                            Milwaukee, WI

For new additions and more information please check www.TedeschiTrucksBand.com