Relationships are not easy. Work is required. Humor is an important element of a healthy relationship. Shared joy is an observed quality of any great romantic partnership. Patience and good listening skill is paramount.

Recently I had the pleasure of watching a series of YouTube videos featuring husband-and-wife duo fronted Tedeschi Trucks band. You may be familiar with this band? Most of us know Derek Trucks as the slide guitarist maestro from Southern Rock legendary band, Allman Brothers Band and nephew of infamous guitar hero, Butch Trucks. Susan Tedeschi was a well established blues guitarist singer/songwriter prior to joining forces with husband Derek in this large band endeavor.

What I find interesting about watching this husband-and-wife duo front this well fleshed out band was their mutual respect and telepathic, “sub lingual” conversation. Great musical partners often have these qualities. Watch closely and I think you’ll notice what I noticed, love and affection.

Healthy relationships have these aforementioned qualities.

Derek Trucks (born June 8, 1979) is an American guitarist, songwriter and founder of the Grammy Award-winning[1] The Derek Trucks Band. He played with The Allman Brothers Band, and became an official member in 1999. In 2010 he and his wife Susan Tedeschi formed the Tedeschi Trucks Band. His musical style encompasses several genres and he has twice appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Susan Tedeschi (/təˈdɛski/; born November 9, 1970) is an American blues and soul musician known for her singing voice, guitar playing, and stage presence. A multiple Grammy Award nominee,[1] she is a member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band (originally known as “Soul Stew Revival”), which is a conglomeration of her band, her husband Derek Trucks’s the Derek Trucks Band, and other musicians.

Tedeschi served as a judge for the 7th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists’ careers

See for yourself:




Here are some great live recordings of Tadeschi Trucks

Susan Tedeschi’s Birthday (Rebroadcast) | 11/15/20 | 8PM ET



Streamed live on Nov 15, 2020