Grammy award winner Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg on Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30pm.
The eastern Kentucky stop comes after a very successful and creative 2019, as the Tedeschi Trucks Band looks ahead to the rest of 2020 with a limited touring schedule.
Led by former Allman Brothers Band guitarist Derek Trucks’s masterful fretwork and Susan Tedeschi’s naturally stunning, emotive vocals and guitar talents, the 12-member strong collective continues to expand musical boundaries in ways that only a rare caliber of musician can achieve. Praised as a “major force in American music,” (Austin American Statesman) and “one of the best live bands on the road right now — versatile, inventive, improvisatory and fearless” (Oakland Press), the Tedeschi Trucks Band “seamlessly showcases the genuine transformative power of music” (Houston Press).
Now celebrating 10 years together, the ensemble’s commanding performances and exceptional musical chemistry are hallmarks of the can’t-miss-concert experience fans have come to anticipate live and are also evident throughout their new recordings.
In 2019, the band released its fourth studio album, Signs, and companion EP High and Mighty to widespread acclaim. The collection is notable for much of its songwriting informed by the loss of loved ones and mentors such as Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Leon Russell, and Col. Bruce Hampton and takes on an even deeper meaning with the untimely passing of their own keyboardist Kofi Burbridge.
“This band is really good at reinventing themselves every night,” Derek insists. “That’s how you keep things fresh. You don’t want to abandon the sentiment of a song, but you do want to be able to expand on it in new and exciting ways.”
Alongside the release of new music, 2019 was packed with touring highlights that included their multi-band collaborative tour with special guests Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope. They followed with a pair of historic performances in Bethel, New York on the 50th anniversary weekend of Woodstock, and at the Lockn’ Music Festival where as headliners they played Derek and the Dominos’ legendary album, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs with Trey Anastasio.
In October, they delivered another spectacular six-night run at New York’s Beacon Theatre, which saw the group perform rare acoustic sets and were joined onstage by surprise special guests Robert Randolph and Joss Stone. They wrapped up the year with a sold out three-night run in Susan’s hometown of Boston.
In a concert review, the Boston Globe said “they were astonishing” and praised Susan as “a seasoned blues belter capable of expressing both raging confidence and shattered vulnerability”, and Derek as “one of Earth’s greatest living guitar players.”
Tickets for next Tuesday’s show are available at boxofficeticketsales.com or by calling 1-800-515-2171.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band will also headline a summer tour with St. Paul and the Broken Bones that stops at PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati on Sunday, July 26.