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.

 

 

 

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 EDITORS’ NOTES 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.”