Tedeschi Trucks Band's new album, Made Up Mind - released by Sony Masterworks on August 20th - has debuted at #11 on Billboard's Top 200 Album chart, #1 on the Blues chart, #2 on the Rock chart, #2 on the FMQB AAA non-comm chart, #5 on the BDS AAA Indicator chart, #4 on the Americana chart and #1 on the Roots Music Blues Chart with 26,466 units sold - Tedeschi Trucks Band's highest unit debut to date.
Made Up Mind is nothing less than a quantum leap forward for TTB. If Revelator and Everybody's Talkin' were all about finding their way, this new effort is where they emerge as a fully formed band for the ages.
Rolling Stone magazine raves: "The album combines funk, greasy blues and Memphis soul; beefier horn lines, snappier interplay between two drummers, and Tedeschi's rugged vocals."
Throughout the course of the album it becomes increasingly apparent that Susan Tedeschi has evolved into one of the most dauntingly commanding vocalists in contemporary music, her serious lung power exploding on standout tracks such as the uber-funky "Misunderstood" and just as convincingly digging into the core of poignant, tender acoustic ballads like "Calling Out to You" and "Idle Wind".
Derek Trucks has indisputably matured into one of the monster guitarists of our time, tearing up barnburners like the title track "Made Up Mind" with his masterful slide and lead licks while showcasing his easier, more subtle touch on the bluesy "Do I Look Worried".
Premier Guitar Magazine praises: "When Trucks cuts loose, the gloves come off. And that's what makes this album essential listening for anyone who plays slide guitar."
Tedeschi Trucks Band's fall tour kicks off at Lockn' Festival and includes a residency at the legendary Beacon Theater in New York City. Here are the tour dates:
08-Sep / Arrington, VA - Lockn' Festival
13-Sep / Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion
14-Sep / Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion
16-Sep / Las Vegas, NV- Sin City Soul & Blues Revival
19-Sep / Allentown, PA - Miller Symphony Hall
20-Sep / New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
21-Sep / New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
26-Sep / Richmond, VA - Carpenter Theatre
27-Sep / New York, NY - Beacon Theatre
28-Sep / Wilmington, NC- Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
15-Oct / Madison, WI - Overture Center for the Arts
16-Oct / Milwaukee, WI - Riverside Theater
18-Oct / Ozark, AR - Harvest Music Festival
19-Oct / New Orleans, LA - Joy Center
23-Oct / Charleston, WV - Clay Center
24-Oct / Columbia, MO - Jesse Auditorium
25-Oct / Bowling Green, KY - Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center
29-Oct / London, ENG - Royal Albert Hall
01-Nov / Boone, NC - Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
28-Apr / Paris, FR - L'Olympia