Love and loss inspire Tedeschi Trucks Band


On the phone from their Jacksonville, Florida, home, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks sound remarkably relaxed for a couple who are running a traveling family business and raising two teenagers.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band, who released their fourth studio album, “Signs,” on Friday, will perform at Brooklyn Academy of Music on Wednesday.

“It’s definitely a lot of juggling, but we are both very driven and passionate about this band,” says Tedeschi, who sings lead vocals and plays guitar. It was even trickier, she says, when between the two of them, the husband and wife were members of their own bands, the Allman Brothers Band and Eric Clapton’s band.

The TTB operates as an extended family, and a beloved member of the family, multi-instrumentalist Kofi Burbridge, was lost over the weekend. He had been on hiatus from the band with health issues following a string of shows, including the TTB’s annual Beacon Theater run in October.

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