GALLERY: Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band brought their family blues affair to Copley Symphony Hall on Saturday, Sept. 3. Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers opened the show.

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Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to San Diego for an incredible show at Copley Symphony Hall on Sept. 3.
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The band is led by the husband-and-wife team of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi.
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Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers opened the show.
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Tedeschi Trucks Band's debut album, “Revelator,” won the 2012 Grammy Award for Best Blues Album.
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Trucks is perhaps best known for his guitar work in the Allman Brothers, which he officially joined in 1999 after performing with them for years as a guest musician.
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He bought his first guitar for $5 when he was 9 years old and became a child prodigy. He played his first paid show at age 11.
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By the time he was 20, he had played with such artists as Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh, Buddy Guy and Stephen Stills.
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In 2010, his Derek Trucks Band won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album for the album “Already Free.”
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Tedeschi has played in bands since she was 13 years old, and formed her first all-original group, the Smokin’ Section, at 18.
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Trucks has appeared twice in Rolling Stone’s list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
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Tedeschi attended the Berklee College of Music where she sang in Gospel choir, and received her bachelor’s in musical composition and performance.
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She formed the Susan Tedeschi Band in 1993. By 1999, she was playing several dates in the all-woman traveling festival Lilith Fair.
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Her debut album “Just Won’t Burn” was certified Gold by Billboard in 2000 (which is rare for a blues album), and opened for the Rolling Stones in 2003.
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In December 2001, she married Trucks. The pair met in New Orleans when she was the opening act on the Allman Brothers Band’s 1999 summer tour.
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They have two children together: Charles Khalil Trucks (named for saxophonist Charlie Parker, guitarist Charlie Christian and author Khalil Gibran), and Sophia Naima Trucks (who takes her middle name from a John Coltrane ballad).
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They played a 15-song set during their Sept. 3 show at Copley, including: “Anyhow,” “Keep On Growing” (Derek and the Dominoes cover), “Laugh About It,” “Right On Time” …
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… “Leaving Trunk” (Sleepy John Estes cover), “I Want More,” “Let Me Get By,” “Color of the Blues” (George Jones cover), “How Blue Can You Get,” “Don’t Know What That Means” …
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… “The Letter” (Box Tops cover), “Sticks and Stones” (Titus Turner cover), and “Had to Cry Today (Blind Faith cover).
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Their two-song encore consisted of: George Harrison’s “Isn’t It a Pity” and “Bound for Glory.”
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In 2006, Nicki was discovered by Tim Bluhm, the singer of the Mother Hips.
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After recording an album together, the two started dating and eventually married.
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In 2015, a press release stated that Tim and Nicki would be separating both musically and personally. Tim would go on to part ways with the band.
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The band became widely known for their YouTube videos of cover songs while in a van driving between gigs. Their first video went viral in March 2012.
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Their cover of the Hall & Oates song “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” was viewed over 1 million times in a week after it was released.
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Their latest release is “Love Wild Lost,” which was released in 2015.
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The band played an eight-song set on Sept. 3, which included “Hey Stranger,” “I’m Your Woman,” “Waiting on Love,” “Deep Water,” “Gimmie Something Good,” a new untitled song, “Little Too Late” and “Jetplane.”
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