TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND RESPONDS TO QUICK SELLOUT IN ASHEVILLE
ADDS SECOND NIGHT DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND
The excitement is palpable in Asheville, NC for the return of Grammy Award-winners, Tedeschi Trucks Band, as evidenced by last week’s quick sell out of their Saturday, January 20 show at the US Cellular Center’s Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. The blues rock tour de force has responded to the overwhleming demand, adding a second performance on Sunday, January 21. Both nights will include a supporting set by Amy Ray, of Indigo Girls, and her band. Tickets for the January 21 show will go on sale this Thursday, October 5 at 10:00 AM.
Now with a catalog of five albums and nearly a decade of steady touring in the U.S. and abroad, Tedeschi Trucks Band carries a distinguished reputation earned from both audiences and critics as one of the premier live bands in the world. The 12-piece powerhouse, led by the husband-and-wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and guitarist-singer Susan Tedeschi, continues to expand a growing repertoire of original material written both individually and as a band, plus tasty covers deep-seated in American Roots, embracing genres, from rock, jazz, blues, and Americana to gospel, country, soul, and funk.
Their latest release, Live From the Fox Oakland, (March, 2017) CD/DVD was recorded in a single night and beautifully captures the group’s incredible power in concert. The double-disc live recording, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Blues and #6 Rock Albums chart, showcases the band’s ability to move seamlessly from blistering rock and blues to soulful ballads and includes their take on classics from Derek and the Dominos, Leonard Cohen, and even Miles Davis among TTB’s original songs. The film also gives a behind-the-scenes look at the band on the road.
Live From the Fox Oakland, follows a quartet of critically-hailed and commercially successful TTB efforts: a Grammy-winning inaugural studio record Revelator (2011), a double-album live, Everybody’s Talkin’ (2012), Made Up Mind (2013), featuring a slew of guest songwriters, and 2016’s Let Me Get By, the first to be solely produced by Trucks and written in-house by the TTB family and called by the Associated Press “one of the great records of the year.” Additionally, in their recent days off the road, the band has been busy writing new songs and expects to roadtest a few on this fall’s run.
From their steady rise as solo artists to now being hailed as “two of the best roots rock musicians of their generation” (NPR), Tedeschi and Trucks have earned the respect of both heroes and peers. They have been invited to the White House filmed for PBS special, requested personally for tributes to B.B. King, Bob Dylan, and Hubert Sumlin, and appeared on countless recordings of renowned artists such as John Prine, Rosanne Cash, Eric Church, Wynonna Judd and Herbie Hancock.
Heaps of critical praise continue to follow nearly every show, declaring “Tedesch Trucks Band’s fusion of soul, rock and gospel is downright divine,” (Daily Herald) and suggesting the “flamethowing powers” (Hartford Courant) and “moments of bliss” (Fayetteville Flyer) make TTB “The Wall of Sound of Bands.” (NYSmusic). Even rock legend David Crosby recently offered his praise, tweeting “I love (TTB) very much.”
“Keep On Growing” – Live From The Fox Oakland
“Let Me Get By” – Live From The Fox Oakland
NPR – Tiny Desk Concert
TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
January 20, 2018 8:00 pm – with special guest Amy Ray and Her Band (SOLD OUT!)
January 21, 2018 7:00 pm – with special guest Amy Ray and Her Band
Tickets for January 21 go on sale October 5 at 10am and start at $49.50. Tickets can be purchased at the US Cellular Center Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. More information available at uscellularcenterasheville.com and www.brepresents.com. Shows produced by BRE Presents.