Friday, March 8, 2019

The Tedeschi Trucks Band Show "Signs" Of How Great Their New Album Is

The husband and wife duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks have been riding a surge of success, as one of the premier southern rock/jam bands to be on the road. The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be celebrating 20 years together next spring and the band recently released their fourth studio album, "Signs." It shows a band that definitely enjoy what they do, as the band seems to grow with each new release. They continue to carry the torch that has been passed along from the Allman Brothers Band upon their retirement.

The new album features eleven tracks, beginning with the wonderful southern blues of "Signs, High Times," as the horns and Hammond organ add a bit of funk to the song's shuffle groove. The rhythm slows down for the R&B flavor of "I'm Gonna Be There," which also includes a guest appearance from guitarist/singer Doyle Bramhall II. The Tedeschi Trucks Band dive back into the funk with the steady bass line of "Walk Though This Life," which gets highlighted by the dual guitar work of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. The tempo slows down for the soulful ballad "Strengthen What Remains" and the beautiful piano work of Kofi Burbridge (who passed away in February) on the inspirational "Still Your Mind." The whole band seems to come together like a congregation for "Hard Case," before closing the album with the Allman Brothers Band-sounding "Shame" and the quiet acoustics of "The Ending," featuring the guitar works of Oliver Wood (from The Wood Brothers).

The Tedeschi Trucks Band will be hitting the road, beginning in Europe at the beginning of April, before returning the U.S. the following month. For a complete list of shows and to find out more about their new release "Signs," please visit tedeschitrucksband.com.

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