It is always nice when one of “our own” experiences the kind of success and critical acclaim that we all know that they deserve. Today, Sony Masterworks put out a release regarding Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Grammy award for Revelator, an album that was given much acclaim in Honest Tune‘s Top 11 of 2011 and much praise through substantial concert coverage (here, here, here, here), a contest and interview (see below) in 2011.
Sony Masterworks proudly announces that the Tedeschi Trucks Band has won a Grammy Award for their album, Revelator, in the Best Blues Album category. Led by the husband-wife team of singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks, Revelator is the debut album from the coupleâ€™s new 11-piece ensemble, Tedeschi Trucks Band. This year, Derek Trucks also had the honor of receiving the Lifetime Achievement award as a member of the Allman Brothers Band. At 32 years old, Trucks is one of the youngest recipients of this acclaimed award. Susan Tedeschi has been nominated five times previously and won her first Grammy last night with Revelator.
This month, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks will celebrate Blues music at the White House. Tedeschi and Trucks will perform in the East Room as part of the taped PBS special, â€œIn Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues.â€ President and Mrs. Obama will host the concert event on Tuesday, February 21 in recognition of Black History Month. The all-star concert also features Mick Jagger, B.B. King, Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy among others, and celebrates the great figures of the Blues genre and the songs they made famous. â€œIn Performance at the White House: Red, White and Bluesâ€ premieres on Monday, February 27 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). The event will also be streamed live at www.whitehouse.gov/live , www.pbs.org/whitehouse and www.blackpublicmedia.org.
Tedeschi Trucks Band continues to tour the U.S. performing music from Revelator as well as fan favorites. Everybodyâ€™s Talkin, a live album, is in the works for later this year. For more information and tour dates visit TedeschiTrucksBand.com.
2012 TOUR DATES
March 28 – Tennessee Theatre â€“ Knoxville, TN
March 29 – The Palace â€“ Columbus, OH
March 30 – Clay Center: Maier Foundation Performance Hall â€“ Charleston, WV
April 20 – Wanee Music Festival: Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park â€“ Live Oak, FL
April 25 – nTelos Pavilion â€“ Charlottesville, VA
April 26 – Taft Theatre – Cincinnati, OH
April 28 – Merlefest: Doc & Merle Watson Main Stage, Wilkes Comm College â€“ Wilkesboro, NC
April 29 – Ryman Auditorium â€“ Nashville, TN
May 27 – Summer Camp: Sunshine Main Stage, Three Sisters Park â€“ Chillicothe, IL
June 29 – TD Toronto Jazz Festival: Main Stage Marquee, Nathan Philips Square â€“ Toronto, OH
July 7 – Thunder Bay Blues Festival â€“ Thunder Bay, ON
July 18 – Ravinia Festival â€“ Highland Park, IL
August 5 – Newport Jazz Festival: Main Stage, Fort Adams State Park â€“ Newport, RI
September 5 – Hollywood Bowl â€“ Los Angeles, CA
October 27 – Legendary Rhythms & Blues Cruise â€“ San Juan, PR