Tedeschi Trucks Band-Midnight in Harlem-


April 10, 2019- On Buddy Miller Wednesday we found another brilliant version of “Midnight in Harlem” worthy of your attention. Some may squawk at this apparent trivial use of our valuable time and attention yet after watching and listening to this YouTube video we believe you too will recognize the value of our quality hunt.  The special quality of early evening time-filtered sunlight kissing their faces alternating with shadow (Twilight in a Southern US City) as this song slowly builds, Derek and saxophonist Kebbi Williams trading licks, until Derek begins the strumming rhythm  chords leading into Susan’s vocal, “I came to the city running from my past”.  I could watch hours of this track, as the spaciousness of the arrangement affords each musician copious room to improvise, interplay and exchange.  How could you be mad watching and listening to this track?  Watch the dude we all know and love “feel” Derek’s solo and start his happy white man shuffle-you know he has enjoyed a few beers. We love him for his understandable enthusiasm.   Hell yeah-great music-good friends- and the shuffle of freedom from worry and fear.

We have written many articles on this worthy band, now to find ourselves honoring the genius of this meritorious union of musical giants-in both marriage and fronting the band-Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.





Performed live at Southern Ground Music Festival, April 17 2016 Charleston, South Carolina.



Well, I came to the city
I was running from the past
My heart was bleeding
And it hurt my bones to laugh
Stayed in the city
No exception to the rule
He was born to love me
I was raised to be his fool
Walk that line, torn apart
Spend your whole life trying
Ride that train, free your heart
It’s midnight up in Harlem
I went down to the river
And I took a look around
There were old man’s shoes
There were needles on the ground
No more mysteries, baby
No more secrets, no more clues
The stars are out there
You can almost see the moon
The streets are windy
And the subway’s closing down
Gonna carry this dream
To the other side of town

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Derek Trucks / Mike Mattison


You knew the best band touring today would draw its influences from the band of great renown called the Band. You knew also that the daughter of one of the members of the predecessor the Band, Amy helm would cross paths with Tedeschi Trucks band. Great music gravitates to all great music. Like attracts like in the laws of attraction and the laws of musicology. No better time than Thanksgiving to feature this incredible track for nostalgia, collegiality, great vocal harmonies, backup singers singing lead vocal, and the beautiful marriage of Susan Tedeschi and Amy helms voices together in tribute to a great man, Levon Helm.

2019 Tedeschi Trucks Band Lineup

Full Band Lineup

Tedeschi Trucks Full Band Lineup 2019

Derek Trucks / Guitar
Susan Tedeschi / Guitar & Vocals
Kofi Burbridge / Keyboards & Flute
Tyler Greenwell / Drums & Percussion
J.J. Johnson / Drums & Percussion
Tim Lefebvre / Bass Guitar
Mike Mattison / Harmony Vocals
Mark Rivers / Harmony Vocals
Alecia Chakour / Harmony Vocals
Kebbi Williams / Saxophone
Elizabeth Lea / Trombone
Ephraim Owens / Trumpet


14 Songs, 1 Hour 10 Minutes


Formerly known as a Soul Stew Revival, Tedeschi Trucks Band revamped their moniker to reveal that they are husband and wife Susan Tedeschi (guitarist/singer) and slide-guitar luminary Derek Trucks (who also fronts his own project and plays with the Allman Brothers Band). The duo built a home studio before assembling nine other musicians and recording 30 songs, boiling the best down to the tunes that comprise their 2011 debut. Revelator opens with “Come See About Me,” a Deep South-marinated groove-rocker peppered with Trucks’ trademark slides and a grinding Hammond B3 organ. Tedeschi’s soulful wailing makes for a perfect centerpiece to the song. Tedeschi Trucks Band forsakes excessive soloing, giving Tedeschi plenty of room to let her vocals soar. Check out the gospel-tinged “Ball and Chain” or the burning urgency of her voice on the sweltering “Until You Remember.”