Trucks felt liberated after Allman exit
Guitarist Derek reflects on writing album Let Me Get By with wife Susan Tedeschi after 15-year relationship with band ended in 2014
Tedeschi Trucks Band guitarist Derek Trucks says he felt liberated as he began work away from the Allman Brothers Band for the first time in 15 years.
Gregg Allman brought his group to a close in 2014 – a move which meant Trucks could concentrate fully on his third album with his wife Susan Tedeschi under the Tedeschi Trucks Band banner. Let Me Get By is out on January 29 via Fantasy/Concord.
Trucks tells The Wall Street Journal: “I had been wanting to focus on one band for years. Once the decision was made to end the Allman Brothers, I just wanted the final run to be strong.
“When we pulled it off, I had a huge sense of relief and then I strongly felt the cord being cut.”
While Trucks enjoyed his time with the Allman Brothers Band, he says he’s glad to be away from some of the “heaviness” that’s surrounded the group in recent years.
He adds: “I felt liberated as we got home and started writing this record, a feeling that has definitely fuelled everything we’ve done since.
“We just wrote songs and let them go where they wanted. Holding our attention and inspiring us were the only criteria.”
The Tedeschi Trucks Band are currently on tour across the US.
Tedeschi Trucks Band Let Me Get By tracklist
- Laugh About It
- Don’t Know What It Means
- Right On Time
- Let Me Get By
- Just As Strange
- Crying’ Over You / Swamp Raga
- Hear Me
- I Want More
- In Every Heart
The Tedeschi Trucks Band 2016 tour dates
Jan 19: Augusta William B. Bell Auditorium, GA
Jan 20: Jackson Thalia Mara Hall, MS
Jan 22: Chicago Theatre, IL
Jan 23: Chicago Theatre, IL
Jan 26: New York Apollo Theater, NY
Feb 18 Glenside Keswick Theatre, PA
Feb 19: Glenside Keswick Theatre, PA
Feb 20: Glenside Keswick Theatre, PA
Feb 25: Washington Warner Theatre
Feb 26: Washington Warner Theatre
Feb 27: Washington Warner Theatre
Mar 03: Nashville Ryman Auditorium, TN
Mar 04: Nashville Ryman Auditorium, TN
Mar 05: Nashville Ryman Auditorium, TN
Mar 19: Melbourne Forum, Australia
Mar 20: Canberra Theatre Centre, Australia
Mar 22: Newtown Enmore Theatre, Australia
Mar 24: Byron Bay Bluesfest, Australia
Mar 26: Byron Bay Bluesfest, Australia
Mar 30: Nagoya City Auditorium, Japan
Mar 31: Osaka Orix Theater, Japan
Apr 01: Tokyo Nippon Budokan, Japan
Apr 16: Charleston Southern Ground Music And Foor Festival, SC
Apr 17: Charleston Southern Ground Music And Foor Festival, SC
Apr 23: Birmingham Legacy Arena, AL
Jun 03: Odense Amfiscenen, Denmark
Aug 05: Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre, CO