Release Date: May 29, 2012
Record label: Sony Classical
Genre(s): Blues, Pop/Rock, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Blues-Rock, American Trad Rock, Roots Rock, Guitar Virtuoso, Retro-Rock, Modern Blues
On this two-disc live album, slide guitarist Derek Trucks, blues shouter (and Trucks' wife) Susan Tedeschi and nine friends cut a path between the improvised and the carefully arranged. Check the way horns reappear throughout Trucks' winding, tumultuous solo on the 13-minute "Bound for Glory," bringing order to chaos. Related• Photos: Random Notes .
Last year’s Grammy winning studio debut from Susan Tedeschi and husband Derek Trucks’ sprawling 11 piece outfit was followed by a tour where they mixed originals with some wildly eclectic, thoughtfully rearranged covers. This 2-hour double disc captures all the excitement and improvisational interplay of the gigs, with the focus on Trucks’ lava-like guitar runs and the band’s ability to effortlessly fuse rock, blues, funk, soul, gospel and jazz. The concert versions of the album tracks are generally extended to twice their initial time with the second disc featuring only four long tunes.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band is an 11-piece ensemble made up of guitarist-vocalist Susan Tedeschi's and guitarist Derek Trucks' individual bands. They made their debut with 2011's Grammy-winning Revelator, a sprawling collection that showcased funky R&B, gospel, blues, and scorching large band rock. Everybody's Talkin', a double disc, is a live offering from that supporting tour.
You want some powerful real music, the kind of music that shamelessly moves at you with emotion and soul? Is this just the tonic for you, what the doctor ordered, the sort of juice that might put hair on your chest or perhaps a skip in your step? Well, let me recommend something in a husky yet pliant singing voice, good with a ballad like “Midnight in Harlem” but also game and glorious on an Elmore James blues like “Rollin’ and Tumblin’”. Let me suggest that such a voice—owned and used with authority by the lovely Susan Tedeschi—is just the ticket to getting your temperature rising. It growls and shouts as necessary but is equally capable of a caress.