September 20, 2010, Clearwater, FL - Unquestionably the most formidable husband and wife team in the history of southern rock and blues music, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have put together a new band and have hit the road. The tour makes a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall Wednesday, December 29 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 24 at noon.
Trucks' slide guitar playing is second to none. He's led his own band for more than 15 years; he's been the slide guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band and has toured the world with Eric Clapton. He was featured on the cover of the 2007 Rolling Stone magazine "New Guitar Gods" issue and Clapton has said "Derek's playing is stunning, unlike anything I'd ever heard before." Combine that with Trucks' 6th studio album release, Already Free, debuting at #19 on Billboard magazine's Top 200 Chart and it's no wonder why he's the youngest musician to date to make Rolling Stone magazine's 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. 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. Reserved tickets priced at $69.50, $47.50 and $25.00 will be available at the Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office located at 1111 McMullen Booth Road in Clearwater or by calling 727.791.7400. The Ruth Eckerd Hall Ticket Office is open Monday through Saturday, from noon to 6 pm and one hour prior to showtime. Patrons may also purchase tickets at www.rutheckerdhall.com 24/7.
Designed by the prestigious Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Ruth Eckerd Hall is consistently ranked in the top 5 venues in the world with seats of 2,500 or less by industry trade publications and is known for its 2,180-seat, acoustically perfect auditorium. Artists from America and around the world, ranging from classical, rock, opera, Broadway, jazz, pop and more are included in the stellar lineup of more than 200 performances a year. Ruth Eckerd Hall is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.