Podcast with Mike Mattison of Tedeschi Trucks Band and Scrapomatic, both playing Jefferson Center on Tuesday
See that nice photo of Scrapomatic? Slide guitar king Derek Trucks took that photo of the band, which opens the show on Tuesday for the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Scrapomatic singer Mike Mattison, who will join TTB onstage for its full set, said that both Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have shot photos of the band. Both are amateur photographers, in addition to being world class musicians.
Is there anything Trucks can’t do? After all, Tedeschi in a recent interview with Guitar Player magazine said that Trucks is an outstanding singer.
“I would say the one thing I know he’s not very good at is he can’t run very fast,” Mattison said. “That’s the only thing that’s holding him back from world domination.”
Mattison would likely know. He has been with Trucks for years, first as lead singer in Derek Trucks Band, then as a harmony (and sometimes lead) singer with the married couple and their Tedeschi Trucks Band. Throughout it all though, he has been part of Scrapomatic, his longtime Americana project with guitarist/singer Paul Olsen (guitarist Dave Yoke is the more recent third Scrapo).
The band recently released its fourth album, “I’m A Stranger (And I Love The Night).” On this podcast, we talk with Mattison about the new album and about the shockingly fast musical growth of the 11-piece Tedeschi Trucks Band.
“It took a lot of leadership to really bring it all together,” Mattison said. “You can have all-star teams, but they don’t always win.
“I think it’s a testament to [Trucks and Tedeschi], being able to let things happen, let some things fail, grab onto the successes and recognize what they were, and be very vocal about it amongst the band.
Read more in Tuesday”s Extra section or at roanoke.com/extra.