In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the Tedeschi Trucks Band are urging their fans to stay home and offering them the gift of a free concert every week. The renowned blues act, headed up by married couple Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, will dig deep into their archives for “Swamp Family TV”, which will feature professionally-shot, full-length performances, captured over the past decade. Fans can catch “Swamp Family TV” every Thursday night at 8:00 pm EST on the band’s Facebook, YouTube and nugs.tv.
Launching their first episode last Thursday, the Tedeschi Trucks Band shared a concert from 26 July, 2019 at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, which was part of their “Wheels Of Soul” tour. Filmed on the first night of a two-show run at the majestic venue, the performance featured such guests as Blackberry Smoke and Shovels & Rope. This week’s programming will offer an October 2019 show from New York’s Beacon Theatre.
While the streams are all completely free, the band will offer a donation link, promoting a different charitable foundation every week. The premiere episode of “Swamp Family TV” promoted MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund, which was founded earlier this month to support the music community during this difficult time.
Trucks and Tedeschi – who recently performed at The Thrill is Gone: A Tribute to B.B. King, as well as at the livestreamed Love Rocks NYC benefit concert – have also been sharing video clips on their social media throughout the past week.
Formed in 2010, the Tedeschi Trucks Band merged Derek Trucks’ and Susan Tedeschi’s respective groups together. The Grammy Award-winning Trucks is also a member of the Allman Brothers Band, and stands as one of today’s most respected guitarists. Tedeschi, who has scored multiple Blues Music Awards, is also an acclaimed guitarist and singer. Together, the Tedeschi Trucks Band have released a total of four studio albums, including their Grammy Award-winning 2011 debut, Revelator.
The band are currently scheduled to go on tour this summer, with dates kicking off at the end of June.
To learn more about “Swamp Family TV”, visit the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s website.