The Tedeschi Trucks Band rolled into Boca Raton’s Mizner Amphitheater last Friday, bringing their brand of blues and soul, to a festive capacity crowd. The 12-piece ensemble consisting of the husband- and-wife team Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, played two sets that drew heavily from their 2022 release, I Am the Moon and included a barn burning cover of Santana’s ‘Soul Sacrifice’.
Originally released in 2016, Champions has become a fan favorite and developed an enduring legacy as one of Whiskerman’s finest works. And 7 years later the band is back with 2 upcoming singles and a special Deluxe Edition of Champions due for release in 2023, just in time to coincide with the original lineup that recorded the album performing together again and label Royal Oakie celebrating its 10th Anniversary.
It’s just a happy accident that it will be 25 years almost to the day between the original February, 1998 release of Larry Sparks’ all-gospel New Highway by Mountain Home Music Company and its February, 2023 digital only re-issue (now available for pre-save, add and order ahead of its February 24 release), but it’s also a useful reminder of the upward trajectory of the legendary singer and guitarist’s career.
Asleep at the Wheel, Old Crow Medicine Show, Morgan Wade, Emmylou Harris, and more to grace the famed Longhorn Ballroom
Hot on the heels of their announcement regarding the re-opening of Dallas’s famed Longhorn Ballroom, the team behind the venue, Kessler Presents, is already scheduling top tier programming. Today, the performers were announced for the Longhorn’s soft launch period beginning at the end of March and continuing into April, wasting no time adding new names to the legendary list of musicians who’ve already stepped foot on this stage—not to mention inviting some of them back.
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