Full Stop Mgmt Signs Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks, Partner With Tedeschi Trucks Band Mgmt (Exclusive)

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The Tedeschi Trucks Band (Photo David McClister)

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks have joined Full Stop Management who will oversee their Grammy-winning solo endeavors. Andy Mendelsohn, who is also Kings of Leon manager, will partner with longtime Tedeschi Trucks Band manager Blake Budney of Milestone Music Management to direct the lauded 12-member group’s equally impressive ongoing career

Created in 2010 by solo musical standouts and marital partners Tedeschi and Trucks, the 12-piece ensemble of virtuoso musicians has earned a two-time Grammy-winning global reputation for their artistic blend of bona fide rock swagger, blues-fused improvisation, lush jazz mastery and roots music authenticity.

“From the beginning, we’ve had one foot in a lot of different genres, but never fully embraced by any of them,” Trucks, 43, told Pollstar for a Nov. 21 cover story on the band. “You kinda write your own script at that point. I feel like what we do at our core is songs. Even if it is original, it is coming out of the tradition of the Great American songbook whether it’s rock, blues, folk or jazz.”

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Full Stop Mgmt’s Andy Mendelsohn

In 2022, TTB released their ambitious, four-part I Am the Moon, their first new studio release in three years with 24-songs inspired by a 12th century Persian poem that further elevated them on the creative spectrum. Since forming, TTB has released eight studio and three live albums, including their Grammy-winning debut Revelator

They have built their enthusiastic audience on the road with their annual cross-country summer tour and sold-out, multi-night runs at venerable venues including New York’s Beacon Theatre, Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville where they have three sold-out dates in February (Feb. 23-25) marking their seventh residency and ninth overall appearance at the Mother Church.

TTB, which plays Europe and Japan every other alternating year, performs roughly 100 dates annually. According to Pollstar Box Office reports, they have sold more than 1.1 million tickets with a total gross of $63.4 million and an average gross of $189,000 over the course of 437 reported shows.

Picked twice by Rolling Stone as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, Trucks played his first gig at nine. At 15, he formed his own Grammy-winning Derek Trucks Band and for 15 years concurrently toured with Eric Clapton and Carlos Santana among others. He became an official member of the Allman Brothers Band in 1999. He played with the band until their last shows in 2014 and as a member earned a lifetime achievement Grammy and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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A Boston native, Tedeschi emerged on the national scene in the late ‘90s when her breakthrough album, Just Won’t Burn, achieved Gold status and helped her earn a nomination in the coveted all-genre, Best New Artist category at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Since then, the singer, guitarist and songwriter has established herself as one of the most significant blues and American roots musicians of her generation. Recently, Tedeschi received the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal from the Smithsonian Institution during Dec. 8 ceremonies at the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C.  

Full Stop Management was founded in 2017 and serves a roster of more than 40 management clients including Harry Styles, John Mayer, Eagles, Jon Bon Jovi, Gwen Stefani, Lizzo and Cardi B, who joined the Los Angeles-based company in November.