The Burbridge Brothers: An Inside Look Into the Tedeschi Trucks Band

During the making Revelator, of the debut album from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the band let cameras into the studio for a behind the scenes look at the group and the making of the album.

One of the coolest interviews (for us, at least), was the one with the Burbridge brothers: bassist Oteil and keyboardist Kofi.

In this video, Oteil talks about trying to keep up with his brother musically, and the brothers talk about how their bond – and the bond of the husband and wife team of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks – along with the two drummers forms a sort of chemistry you can’t create.

We especially loved when Derek shared about how when you have a group this big, you need to think about who gets featured when.

“You don’t want to have a Ferrari in the garage, and not take it out,” the guitarist said. “Oteil Burbridge is here. He’s gotta play!”

And so we don’t leave you hanging musically, here’s an alternate take on a No Treble reader favorite (and more laid back this time): the group’s live performance of “Midnight in Harlem”, with some sweet bass by Oteil. This was recorded live in Atlanta.

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  1. Well said Derek, when you have the talent you guys have, you have to share…….the spot light, at least for us who don’t have the musical talent you guys do….keep the hits a comin!

  2. trucks family live.

  3. love the chastain park video midnight in harlem.

  4. Derek Trucks is the Slidemaster.