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  posted on 9/28/2014 at 09:18 AM
I have been going to see the TTB band for several years now and when I first saw them I was a bit disappointed because I thought the shows were a bit too mellow and because I thought Derek was laying back a bit and being a bit too democratic.I went last weekend and was blown away and enjoyed it so much that I went again last night.I loved it and can honestly say the band has evolved into one of the great live outfits.The band hits hard and rocks,Derek is more outfront and solos with more abandon and all in all this orchestra swings and is a great time.As the Allman Brothers fade away it is great to have bands like this to continue to follow and go to see!HIGHLY recommended!
 
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  posted on 9/28/2014 at 10:41 AM
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I have been going to see the TTB band for several years now and when I first saw them I was a bit disappointed because I thought the shows were a bit too mellow and because I thought Derek was laying back a bit and being a bit too democratic.I went last weekend and was blown away and enjoyed it so much that I went again last night.I loved it and can honestly say the band has evolved into one of the great live outfits.The band hits hard and rocks,Derek is more outfront and solos with more abandon and all in all this orchestra swings and is a great time.As the Allman Brothers fade away it is great to have bands like this to continue to follow and go to see!HIGHLY recommended!


Agreed! I especially liked last night's different take on Must Have Done Somebody Wrong

 

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  posted on 9/28/2014 at 01:53 PM
they are terrible..worst jam band out there with grace potter running a close second.
 

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  posted on 9/28/2014 at 02:12 PM
TTB gets better and better every time I see them. The big band can splinter off into a quartet or duo as easily as it can full on melt the face. My last few shows have made me feel a bit more at ease with the end of the ABB as well.
 

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  posted on 9/28/2014 at 02:18 PM
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they are terrible..worst jam band out there with grace potter running a close second.


I wouldn't consider either of those two bands a jam band. To each their own.

I agree - they are clearly making a statement with this four show Beacon run. Stretching out and the joy on both Derek and Susan's faces is apparent.

 

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  posted on 9/28/2014 at 04:38 PM
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they are terrible..worst jam band out there with grace potter running a close second.


I wouldn't consider either of those two bands a jam band. To each their own.

I agree - they are clearly making a statement with this four show Beacon run. Stretching out and the joy on both Derek and Susan's faces is apparent.


Yeah, neither are jam bands really, and no one who has heard them can say they are "terrible". I went to both Friday Beacon shows and there is no denying they are stacked with talent and are firing on all cylinders right now. They blew nearly every other band out of the water by comparison at Wanee this past Spring. Everyone has different tastes, I guess. Sounds like he has an axe to grind with strong female singers - isn't this the person who was handing out the Allman Bros' pre-sale code?

Anyways, I don't think there is another band out there I'd rather see than TTB these days.

[Edited on 9/28/2014 by porkchopbob]

 

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  posted on 9/28/2014 at 04:54 PM
This tour is exceptional,their catalog just gets deeper+deeper,with the acoustic songs thrown in,
"firing on all cylinders"is an understatement imo

 

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  posted on 9/28/2014 at 05:27 PM
I have to comment because I would never have guessed 5 - 7 years ago that Derek would have continued on in such a strong band. TTB has been a very pleasant shock to me.

The main reason I didn't expect this is because while I like Derek, I have always thought his sense of melody was pretty shakey and thought he was better as part of an ensamble rather than feature player. It is great to see that Derek is now in a band with Susan, a horn section, vocalists and seems to be much more focused on crafting solos to fit a song rather than just improvising endlessly.

I just listened to Made Up Mind for the first time a few weeks ago and have been listening to their shows for the first time on archive.org and I am really impressed at how strong all the material is not to mention the performances.

Sorry to ramble but I guess I'm just a joy-struck newbie.

Best new band, or any other, out there today by far in my book.


 

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  posted on 9/28/2014 at 05:42 PM
Jam band? That's so 1997.

TTB are a phenomenal ensemble playing rich and beautiful music eclipsing genres with style and taste.

 

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  posted on 9/28/2014 at 05:51 PM
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Jam band? That's so 1997.

TTB are a phenomenal ensemble playing rich and beautiful music eclipsing genres with style and taste.


What he said!

I've said before, in a post ABB world - TTB will be the band that I follow. From where I sit, the torch has been passed.

 

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  posted on 9/28/2014 at 06:01 PM
I believe that the band took a while to gel and find their strengths and weaknesses. To create a band of 11 people who had not played together and expect it to be at the top of their game is not very likely. Now that they have played together for a while they are now reaching their potential. I expect them to get better and better as time goes by.
 

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they are terrible..worst jam band out there with grace potter running a close second.


I wouldn't consider either of those two bands a jam band. To each their own.

I agree - they are clearly making a statement with this four show Beacon run. Stretching out and the joy on both Derek and Susan's faces is apparent.


Yeah, neither are jam bands really, and no one who has heard them can say they are "terrible". I went to both Friday Beacon shows and there is no denying they are stacked with talent and are firing on all cylinders right now. They blew nearly every other band out of the water by comparison at Wanee this past Spring. Everyone has different tastes, I guess. Sounds like he has an axe to grind with strong female singers - isn't this the person who was handing out the Allman Bros' pre-sale code?

Anyways, I don't think there is another band out there I'd rather see than TTB these days.

[Edited on 9/28/2014 by porkchopbob]


And had all his tickets cancelled because any people who didn't have their email registered with The Peach Corps had their tickets cancelled. Karma IS a bitch

 

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  posted on 9/28/2014 at 08:21 PM
agreed
I saw them in the beginning, when they were the Derek Trucks - Susan Tedeschi band, 2010 I think. I was a little disappointed. We've seen then every year since. They were very good the next time we say them in 2011, they have been getting progressively stronger, especially the past year. The shows I've heard in 2014 are fantastic and they blew the roof off when we saw them at Peach.
They are now a tight, red hot, kick-ass band that imo has no equal among bands currently touring.

 

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  posted on 9/29/2014 at 02:53 PM
I liked them better when they were Soul Stew Revival. Back then you had Susan's soulful voice and Dereks amazing guitar handy work was out front. Particularity since the release of made up mind , tedeschi trucks band has truly become TTB with everyone sharing the spotlight.

That takes away from Derek and Susan often has to scream over the music.

 

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  posted on 9/29/2014 at 03:14 PM
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I believe that the band took a while to gel and find their strengths and weaknesses.


I think they are still experimenting. I've seen them three times as this group and 4 or 5 times as SSR. I've a ticket for the San Diego performance on Halloween and am anxious to see and hear the "improvement"...

Question: "Would you go see this band if Derek was not in the line-up"?

 

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  posted on 9/29/2014 at 03:15 PM
They killed it on Saturday night. Could have done without so much Krasno, but whatever...they still killed it.
 

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  posted on 9/29/2014 at 03:26 PM
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... Question: "Would you go see this band if Derek was not in the line-up"?


Trying not to sound like a smart a$$ - without Derek, they wouldn't BE this band.

All of these guys are top-flight, first-string players and I've seen several in other bands (Kebi with Oteil and the Peacemakers; Tyler with the Code Talkers; Mike with DTB, etc). I'm thinking that I would likely go see them with another guitarist or as a band without a guitar player. Short answer: yes.

 

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  posted on 9/29/2014 at 03:35 PM
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Question: "Would you go see this band if Derek was not in the line-up"?


As a big Derek fan, without hesitation I would say "yes". And I have gone to see Susan's bands, and Scrapomatic.

It's a tight unit, not just a showcase for Derek or Susan, kind of how The Band had a revolving spot light.

 

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  posted on 9/29/2014 at 04:42 PM
People who go to TTB just to see Derek are missing the point of TTB. I've been seeing them since 2011. They've sounded phenomenal the entire time. The only difference is their catalog is getting more and more varied. Oh, and Oteil not being with them is a huge loss. His energy was through the roof.
 

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  posted on 9/29/2014 at 05:08 PM
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they are terrible..worst jam band out there with grace potter running a close second.


Like others have said, I don't think the "jam band" label applies to TTB either. With that, I'll also say they're the Oakland Raiders of the music scene in that they have lots of showcase names, but deliver little to nothing to my taste.

I also agree that Grace Potter and The Nocturnals stink, stank, stunk. 5 minutes into their set opening for Mule at the Tabernacle several years back had me running the bar-to-bathroom circuit to pass the time. She still doing those cheese commercials ?

 

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  posted on 9/29/2014 at 05:18 PM
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I think they are still experimenting. I've seen them three times as this group and 4 or 5 times as SSR. I've a ticket for the San Diego performance on Halloween and am anxious to see and hear the "improvement"...

Question: "Would you go see this band if Derek was not in the line-up"?


If Susan was fronting the same guys, and she had the same lead guitar player she had in 09, yes, I would definitely go.
But, like Rusty said, this band is largely Derek's vision, and they wouldn't be this band without him.

I'll turn this around.
Would you see DTB without Derek?
I love that band, but no, I probably wouldn't

 

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  posted on 9/29/2014 at 07:45 PM
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I believe that the band took a while to gel and find their strengths and weaknesses.


I think they are still experimenting. I've seen them three times as this group and 4 or 5 times as SSR. I've a ticket for the San Diego performance on Halloween and am anxious to see and hear the "improvement"...

Question: "Would you go see this band if Derek was not in the line-up"?


This is a good question, I don't think they would be a band if Derek wasn't in the lineup, but, me personally, yes I would see this band because there are 10 other fantastic musicians in the band.

 
 


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