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Welcome Back: Tedeschi Trucks Band

“We’re a genre jambalya,” says Susan Tedeschi as her blues crew regroup to soothe a world in turmoil.

Anything goes in the Tedeschi Trucks Band.

The group’s ethos is implied by the soaring eagle on the sleeve of third album Let Me Get By, and is underlined by the ten new tracks, which dart between soul, blues and gospel. The album also features extended improvisations between the 12-piece line‑up, helmed by Susan Tedeschi (vocals) and Derek Trucks (guitar). “You can’t think about what radio or record companies want,” says the singer. “It’s about what the music wants.” 

You don’t seem to have any rules when it comes to genre… 

That’s true, and I think that’s because of how many influences there are in the band. There’s twelve of us – but there is common ground. We all like Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar, Miles Davis and John Coltrane. We also love Mad Dogs & Englishmen and Delaney & Bonnie. We’re kinda like a big jambalaya pot of them all.

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