"A wall of talent on stage" - Denver Westword
"musical magic" - LA.com
"jaw-dropping" - LiveForLiveMusic.com
Blind Boy Paxton supported Tedeschi Trucks Band on their whole Australian tour!
The supergroup-come-meeting- of- the- minds of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi has soared to incredible heights since the amalgamation in 2011 with Revelator, Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 2011 studio debut, which cemented the promise of great things with a Best Blues Album Grammy and a Blues Music Award for Album of the Year.
Their live follow-up Everybody’s Talkin’—documenting what many regarded as one of the most superb concert acts around—continued that forward momentum, scoring a Blues Music Award for Best Rock Blues Album.
They have risen to become ‘the great band from the south’; they now sell out multiple theatre runs - even arenas - fast becoming the torch bearer for southern rock music today.
TTB’s strength is in numbers—the band comprises 11 members—and a wide range of influences. Susan has been praised for her insightful song writing, galvanizing, emotive vocals and her blues-informed, gutsy guitar style. And that singing voice is like none other on the scene today.
Derek’s wicked guitar work, both electric and acoustic, is recognized globally. Rolling Stone listed him as number 16 on the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list (the youngest living player on the list). Formally of The Allman Brothers Band, he has played alongside Herbie Hancock, Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson, & Levon Helm, among many others.
With Susan, he has performed at the United Nations in New York and at the White House for the First Family, and they have co-headlined with B.B. King at the Hollywood Bowl.
This powerful, talented group will rock the Australian audiences – we can’t wait!
BLIND BOY PAXTON
This young multi-instrumentalist Blues musician and vocalist making his Bluesfest debut in 2016 sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion).
“Blind Boy” Paxton sound is influenced by the likes of Fats Waller and "Blind" Lemon Jefferson. His musical influences are mainly rooted in the early Blues from the 1920′s and 30′s. Jerron’s family, originally from Louisiana, moved to LA in the 50′s where he grew up before moving to New York City in 2007, where he currently resides.
ALSO APPEARING AT BYRON BAY BLUESFEST