Tim Lefebvre has officially announced his departure from Tedeschi Trucks Band. The bassist, who has worked with David Bowie, Wayne Krantz, Sting, Elvis Costello and many others, officially joined TTB in 2013. Brandon Boone will play bass with the ensemble on their upcoming winter dates. The Atlanta-based, Augusta, GA-bred musician has performed with TTB associates Col. Bruce Hampton, Jimmy Herring and Yonrico Scott, as well as TTB member Kebbi Williams, .
A note posted on TTB’s Facebook page explains:
After 5 great years with the band, Tim Lefebvre will be moving on. The intense TTB tour schedule leaves little time for other gigs and Tim feels like it’s time to free up his schedule so he can spend more time producing and playing on a variety of different projects. We enjoyed a terrific musical camaraderie with Tim, and as the band continues to evolve we wish him the best. Bassist Brandon Boone will be joining us for our shows in January and February. We welcome his talent and energy as we start the new year!
Derek Trucks’ Allman Brothers Band cohort Oteil Burbridge served as Tedeschi Trucks Band’s original bassist. After he left the group to spend more time with his family and work on other projects, a few guest bassists filled in until Lefebvre signed on.