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DeLuna Fest 2011 announces daily Schedule

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 21, 2011



Friday Oct 14
Weezer * Girl Talk * A-Trak * Cake * Little Death * Rehab * Ladytron * Matt & Kim * Dirty Dozen Brass Band * Free The Robots * Cold War Kids * Stars * Givers * Limousines * Trombone Shorty * Wanda Jackson * Sleeper Agent * Saints of Valory * AWOLNATION * Yo Mama * PS I Love You * Ra Ra Riot * Dinosaur Feathers * Colour Revolt * The Revivalists * Blackbells * Griffin House * The Icarus Effect * Maggie Koerner * Margot & The Nuclear So and Sos * Eerie Rockwell * Mr. Farenheit * Crabs *
Click <>HERE to plan your Friday!

Saturday Oct 15
Jane’s Addiction * The Shins * Diplo * Ghostland Observatory * Kermit Ruffins * Grouplove * JJ Grey & MoFro * Papa Grows Funk * Manchester Orchestra * The Infamous Stringdusters * Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs * War on Drugs * New Pornographers * Royal Bangs * Big Boi * Bettye Lavette * Motopony * Bad Books * Dirty Heads * Robbers on High Street * Antoine Knight * Quiet Company * Telekenesis * Nico’s Gun * Still Corners * Kevin Devine * Gary Fields * June In January * Paloma * Dragoon * The Hood Internet *
Click <>HERE to plan your Saturday!

Sunday Oct 16
Linkin Park * Cut Copy * Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears * Voice Of The Wetlands * Wallpaper * Mute Math * The Listening * Airborne Toxic Event * Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers * Toubab Krewe * Cowboy Mouth * Anders Osborne * Nico Vega * The Parlotones * K. Flay * Honey Island Swamp Band * Hands * The Constellations * Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights * Bear Hands * Kitt Lough * DLP * Stone Foxes * Tim Laughlin’s All Star Band * Asobi Seksu *
Click <>HERE to plan your Sunday!


Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 21, 2011

Susan Tedeschi

Derek Trucks

A dramatic leap forward for two of the music world’s most dynamic performers,  singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks, introduced their new 11-piece ensemble—Tedeschi Trucks Band to rave reviews earlier this spring in advance of their first full CD release together.   In June, Tedeschi Trucks Band debuted big with their inaugural album, Revelator, (Sony MASTERWORKS) breaking into the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #12, bringing both artists to their highest first week sales and charting of their careers. Recognized for their outstanding live performances and supported by an all-star lineup of musicians, the group is currently on tour across the U.S.

Tedeschi Trucks Band celebrated the release of Revelator with a soulful and anthemic performance of the album’s first single, “Learn How To Love” on both The Tonight Show and Conan followed by a flurry of positive reviews.  In a 4 Star review, Rolling Stone praised the album as a “masterpiece” while USA Today called the album simply “Outstanding.”  In recent concert reviews, Kansas City Star wrote “the stunning vocals of Tedeschi and the awe-inspiring guitar work of Trucks were showcased to perfection.”  Boston Globe declared the “show a triumph,” as Charleston City Paper described the concert as “staggering, uplifting, and damn near soul-saving.”

As husband-wife couples go in the world of music, it is a challenge to find a duo as well-fitted and naturally prolific as that of Tedeschi and Trucks. They are both heavily steeped in the blues tradition, yet open to far-ranging influences including rock, gospel, jazz and world music. Tedeschi and Trucks have each shared stages with legends including Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock and Buddy Guy, and they often perform together with the Allman Brothers Band – which Trucks joined full time in 1999.  Last year they each received Grammy nominations in the category of “Best Contemporary Blues Album” for their 2009 albums, Tedeschi for Back To The River and Trucks for Already Free (which he won).  Now they have joined forces as a true musical family.

Revelator, co-produced by Trucks and Jim Scott (Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers), is filled with smoky, blues-dipped rockers and heart-stilling ballads that show off, respectively, the gutsier and softer side of Tedeschi’s vocal ability, plus a series of emotive, story-telling solos shaped by Trucks’s uncanny agility on slide-guitar. Revelator echoes of so many great traditions—Delta blues and Memphis soul, Sixties rock and Seventies funk—organically flow together, blending with an entirely original, modern sensibility.

Tedeschi Trucks Band has been headlining shows in the U.S., Australia and Europe this year behind the new album.  The group features harmony singers Mike Mattison (vocalist with Derek Trucks Band) and Mark Rivers, brothers Oteil Burbridge (noted for his years as bassist with the Allman Brothers Band) and Kofi Burbridge (longtime keyboardist/flutist with The Derek Trucks Band) with drummers J. J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell, trumpeter Maurice Brown, tenor saxophonist Kebbi Williams and trombonist Saunders Sermons.

View video highlights here:

9/24 Louisville, KY Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium

10/14 Brookville, NY Tilles Center for the Performing Arts

10/15 Lynn, MA Lynn Memorial Auditorium

10/16 Buffalo, NY Sun Center for the Arts

10/18 Burlington, VT Flynn Theatre

10/19 Albany, NY Hart Theatre

10/21 Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center

10/22 Rochester, NY Auditorium Theatre

10/23 Kingston, NY Ulster Performing Arts Center

10/25 Toronto, ONT Music Hall

10/26 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre

10/28 Washington DC Warner Theatre

10/29 Bridgeport, CT The Klein

11/13 San Paolo, Brazil SWU Music & Arts Festival

11/18 Denver, CO Fillmore

11/19 Phoenix, AZ JW Desert Ridge Blues Festival

12/31 San Francisco, CA Warfield

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Tedeschi Trucks Band to headline Rock Strong 4 Life Concert to Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Posted in Entertainment by sceneandheardblog on September 21, 2011

Tedeschi Trucks Band to headline inaugural benefit on September 24th

Tedeschi Trucks Band to headline inaugural benefit on September 24th

Louisville, KY ‐ (August 17, 2011) – Rock Strong 4 Life, the region’s first concert and event

to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation, will take place Saturday, September 24th at

Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Headlining the inaugural benefit

with a special performance will be nationally‐acclaimed blues based and southern rock

group Tedeschi Trucks Band.

“This benefit is the first of its kind for Louisville and we’re thrilled to welcome such a

nationally‐respected group to Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium,” said Dewayne Rudd, Rock

Strong 4 Life non‐profit organizer and UPS pilot. “Most importantly, we’re honored that the

University of Louisville gave us an incredible opportunity to raise awareness and generate

funding to help the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation find a cure for this devastating disease.”

The Tedeschi Trucks Band headlines an evening focused on sharing stories of heartbreak

and hope surrounding CF, and using the universal languages of love and music to support

the fight against the life‐threatening disease.

Joining the Tedeschi Trucks Band and kicking off the benefit will be a local group, the GDrive

Band led by Gustavo Renovalez and featuring Louisville blues vocalist, Laurie Jessup,

who also works as a UPS jet mechanic supervisor. Renovalez, worship minister at He Visto

la Luz church near Churchill Downs, has a seven year old daughter, Aldana, with CF and

says, “We hope this evening of music and testimonies about our struggles against a

merciless disease will result in CF standing for ‘Cure Found’.”

Cystic fibrosis is a potentially fatal genetic disease that affects over 100,000 worldwide.

Approximately 10 million Americans are symptomless carriers of the defective gene. CF

substantially impairs the respiratory system and digestive function, making simple acts of

eating and breathing a challenge. The average life expectancy is 37 years and there is no

cure for the disease. This special event will help fund research that ultimately could give

children and young adults with CF the quality of life and future they deserve.

The concert caps an entire day of awareness for the genetic disease that affects 30,000

people in the United States and over 70,000 people worldwide. Prior to the concert, the

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the “Climb for Life Event” in the morning in which

University of Louisville football players and Head Coach Charlie Strong will welcome the CF

supporters walking the steps at Cardinal Stadium to raise money for a cure.

Media Contact:

Matt Willinger



Tickets for the Rock Strong 4 Life CF Benefit Concert will go on sale to the public Friday,

August 19th. Tickets can be purchased at or through the University of

Louisville ticket office.

Tickets are priced at $30, $40, and $50 with specially priced tickets at $25 for U of L

students. University of Louisville students can purchase tickets at the UofL ticket office with

student identification. For more information, please visit or

About the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis. The

Foundation funds more CF research than any other organization, and nearly every CF drug available

today was made possible because of Foundation support. Based in Bethesda, Md., the Foundation also

supports and accredits a national care center network that has been recognized by the National

Institutes of Health as a model of care for a chronic disease. The CF Foundation is a donorsupported

nonprofit organization. For more information, go to

About Tedeschi Trucks Band

Unquestionably the most formidable husband/wife team in the history of southern rock and blues music,

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have put together a new band which is officially scheduled to hit the

road in the spring and summer of 2011 with a studio album soon to follow. The first generation of this

new lineup made appearances at some of the most prestigious festivals of last year including New

Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest, Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Fest, Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, and

Japan’s Fuji Rock Fest.

Trucks’ slide guitar playing is second to none. He has led his own The Derek Trucks Band for over 15

years, has been the slide guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band for more than ten, toured the world

with Eric Clapton and was featured on the cover of the 2007 Rolling Stone “New Guitar Gods” issue.

Combine that with Trucks’ 6th studio album release (“Already Free”) debuting at #19 on the Billboard

Top 200 Chart and it’s no wonder why he is the youngest musician to date to make Rolling Stones list of

“Top 100 Guitarists of All Time”.

Tedeschi has risen to fame with multiple Grammy Award nominations. Her powerful singing voice and

fearless stage presence have made her one of the most stirring soul and blues musicians of our time. Add

her knack for musical truth telling and her commanding guitar playing, and you have an artist who is

quickly taking her place as the new generation’s greatest female blues guitar/singer and, perhaps, one

of the best ever.

Tedeschi Trucks Band at Wanee Festival April 2011

With the added accolade of individual 2010 Grammy Award nominations, this duo will undoubtedly

take the world by storm and are poised to become one of the greatest husband and wife performing

duos of all time.

Tedeschi Trucks Band to headline inaugural benefit on September 24th