1 Jul 11
New contest just for Where’s Eric! Magazine Subscribers! Eric Clapton fans have embraced guitarist Derek Trucks ever since he toured with Eric in 2006 / 2007. Derek’s wife, Susan Tedeschi, became a fan favorite too thanks to her stellar performance at the third Crossroads Festival in June 2010 as well as with her guest spot with EC at the Allman Brothers 40th Anniversary gigs at NYC’s Beacon Theatre in 2009. Now, the husband-wife duo has teamed up to form the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Their first album, Revelator, is now out on Sony Masterworks. Released 7 June, it broke into the Billboard Top 200 Chart at #12 (US) and earned four stars from Rolling Stone. All month long, Where’s Eric! Magazine subscribers can enter to win copies of the album courtesy of the Tedechi Trucks Band and Sony Masterworks.
Revelator 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. It also introduces their new 11-piece ensemble. 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) have joined forces with a pair of drummers J. J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell, trumpeter Maurice Brown, tenor saxophonist Kebbi Williams, trombonist Saunders Sermons, and harmony singers Mark Rivers and Mike Mattison. (Additionally, Ryan Shaw and David Ryan Harris supplied harmony vocals to various tracks on the album, and Alam Khan adds his masterful sarod playing to “These Walls”.) The fact that this aggregation includes so many musicians related by experience – and blood – clearly adds to the notion of Revelator as a true group album, the product of a musical family.
Trucks co-produced the album with multi-Grammy-winning engineer Jim Scott, whose genre-bending credits include popular albums by the Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Both Tedeschi and Trucks co-wrote the album’s twelve new songs with an impressive list of experienced songwriters, including Jeff Trott, John Leventhal, David Ryan Harris and Sonya Kitchell; Gary Louris and Oliver Wood – of the Jayhawks and the Wood Brothers, respectively; and old friends like guitarists Doyle Bramhall II and Eric Krasno (of Soulive), and band members Mike Mattison, Kofi Burbridge and Oteil Burbridge.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band is currently on tour with dates in Europe and the US, performing the music from the album as well as old favorites. For a list of tour dates and more information visit www.TedeschiTrucksBand.com.
Revelator Track List
01. Come See About Me
02. Don’t Let Me Slide
03. Midnight In Harlem
04. Bound For Glory
05. Simple Things
06. Until You Remember
07. Ball And Chain
08. These Walls
09. Learn How To Love
10. Shrimp And Grits (Interlude)
11. Love Has Something Else To Say
Where’s Eric! would like to thank the The Tedeschi Trucks Band and Sony Masterworks for generously providing copies ofRevelator to give away to magazine subscribers this month.
HOW TO ENTER:
Contest is open *ONLY* to Where’s Eric! Magazine Subscribers. Magazine subscription will be confirmed. Registration for the free Where’s Eric! email newsletter or following WE! on Facebook does not qualify individuals for contest entry. To enter, magazine subscribers should send an email with the subject header "Revelator" to [email protected] with their full name and complete postal address in the body of the email by 31 July 2011.
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CONTEST RULES: Contest starts 2 July and ends 31 July at 11:59PM (London Time). Contest is open to all Where’s Eric! Magazine subscribers worldwide. Current subscription to Where’s Eric! Magazine will be confirmed. One entry per magazine subscriber. Registration for the free Where’s Eric! email newsletter or following WE! on Facebook does not qualify individuals for contest entry. Multiple entries and incomplete entries will result in disqualification. Where’s Eric! is not responsible for the timeliness of delivery or electronic or computer malfunctions that may affect the delivery or content of the entry. Winners will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible entries received. Winners will be notified by email on or about 1 August 2011. Odds of winning depend on number of entries received. Prizes are non-transferable and non-exchangeable. No substitution or cash equivalent will be made. All decisions of Where’s Eric! are final. Please allow 6 weeks for prize delivery.