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Tour Diary: Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Wheels of Soul Tour

November 10, 2016

Tedeschi Trucks Band ramped up their Wheels of Soul tour for another highly collaborative summer. Los Lobos and North Mississippi Allstars joined the 2016 edition of the caravan, which crossed the nation from early July into August. As these photos from TTB’s Susan Tedeschi and Elizabeth Lea suggest, it was quite the (extended) family vacation with Susan and Derek’s daughter, Sophia, and Derek’s parents, Chris and Debbie, participating in the action, along with the other TTB members: Kofi Burbridge, Tyler Greenwell, J. J. Johnson, Mike Mattison, Mark Rivers, Kebbi Williams, Tim Lefebvre, Ephraim Owens and Alecia Chakour.

Lea: Mark, Mike and Alecia at Red Rocks—it’s the greatest treat playing with this angelic section every night.

Lea: Side-stage view of Sue, Cesar [Rosas, Los Lobos] and Derek killin’ “The Sky Is Crying” at Red Rocks—what an unforgettable evening!

Tedeschi: Sophia putting Tim’s hair in a bun for the show in Tulsa, Okla.— Sophia was Tim’s hair stylist for the summer tour.

Tedeschi: Derek and Col. Bruce Hampton backstage in Alpharetta, Ga.

Lea: Pre-gig rehearsals are always a blast!

Tedeschi: Derek and Charlie hanging out backstage before the Cincinnati show.