Tuesday, August 20, 2013

CD Review: The Tedeschi Trucks Band Make Up Their "Mind" On Sophomore Album

The husband and wife duo of Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi have had a very successful last couple of years since the debut album from the Tedeschi Trucks Band. That album brought much critical acclaim and a Grammy-award to the band solidifying them as a true force in blues music. Now the Tedeschi Trucks Band return with their follow-up "Made Up Mind," which was released on August 20th through Sony Masterworks.

The album starts off with the blazing, guitar-driven title song, "Made Up Mind," but then the band quickly get their blues groove on with the swampy thump of "Do I Look Worried." Susan Tedeshi's voice keeps getting better with each album and has the perfect backdrop of her husband's outstanding guitar playing. The song "Idle Wind" draws up some of that classic Allman Brothers Band sound that just has a timeless value. The band get their funk going on "Misunderstood," before moving on to the album's lead single "Part Of Me" which has Susan doing a duet with trombonist Saunders Sermons on this up-tempo jazzy/blues number. Another timeless piece of music is seventies sounding "All That I Need," before closing the album with the six-and-a-half guitar burning of "The Storm" and the wonderfully welcome acoustic "Calling Out To You," which shows how much Derek Trucks' guitar playing has matured.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band are taking a quick break before picking up the touring schedule again in September. To find out more, please visit tedeschitrucksband.com.

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