The Tedeschi Trucks Band is one of the best live bands around. With Susan Tedeschi taking frontwoman duties, guitar wizard Derek Trucks holding down lead duties, and a massive, all-star band that takes the power-couple from great to freaking amazing, the band is a must-see for anyone who loves that sweet spot where rock, blues and jam collide.
The outfit’s latest release is a live album and film titled Live From the Fox Oakland. Recorded and filmed on September 9th, 2016, the album and film provide what the band’s website describes as an “in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the touring juggernaut.”
1. Don’t Know What It Means
2. Keep On Growing
3. Bird On The Wire
4. Within You, Without You
5. Just As Strange
6. Crying Over You
7. Color Of The Blues **Film only
8. These Walls (featuring Alam Khan)
10. Right On Time **CD only
11. Leavin’ Trunk
12. Don’t Drift Away
13. I Want More (Soul Sacrifice outro)
14. I Pity The Fool
15. Ali ** CD only
16. Let Me Get By
17. You Ain’t Going Nowhere **film only
The rock and blues power couple Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks are back with a new album and, as fans of the Tedeschi Trucks Band have come to expect, it is full of soul, heart and gritty blues.
Titled Let Me Get By, the album features 10 new songs, including some they’ve been touring and some that are seeing the light of day on the album. It’s available on vinyl, CD, and a deluxe CD.
The album marks a turning point and new beginning for the Tedeschi Trucks Band. As the website states,
“Let Me Get By is an album of firsts – in addition to being the first TTB record Derek produced on his own (with the contribution of Doyle Bramhall II performing/co-producing on three tracks), and the first on which he and Susan co-wrote all the songs within the TTB family, it’s Derek’s first album since his 15-year run as a member of the Allman Brothers concluded when the group disbanded last year, providing time for Derek and engineer Bobby Tis to spend countless hours in the studio honing the sounds and arrangements for this album.
It’s also the first lead vocals on a TTB album for Mike Mattison, whose songwriting and harmonies have always been one of the defining features of the band’s albums. Finally, it’s the first album with Tim Lefebvre on board, whose deeply propulsive bass lines drive the rhythm section in exciting new directions on record.”
Here’s the first single from the album:
Watch as Sharon Jones and the Tedeschi Trucks Band throw down an incredible version of “Bring It On Home to Me,” the Sam Cooke masterpiece.
Featuring no amps and a whole lot of soul.
This Tuesday, Aug. 20 sees the release of a new studio album from the Tedeschi Trucks Band featuring Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. The two, and their large band, have been on a musical roll lately, with each contribution they make better than the last. Here’s hoping that the new one continues that trend.