Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Made Up Mind

This past week has been a blues kinda week. I've been soaked deep in Tedeschi Truck Band's latest album. Their debut, Revelator, was great stuff, but this new one is simply off the charts. I'm pleased that the songwriting is so much stronger this time, and the horns are more prominent, resulting in some elaborate and thought-out arrangements. There's just more 'music' happening than before. Phenomenal vocals by Susan Tedeschi as usual, and of course Derek Trucks, the greatest guitarist since Eric Clapton (I'm not kidding) continues to knock it out of the park. He's a very expressive player who already has a very distinctive style he can call his own, and knows when to let loose and when to blend in with the 11-piece band, which boasts a very HOT rhythm section, and channels the best of what R&S (rock & soul) and R&B has to offer today.