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The Derek Trucks Band has been a work in progress for over 10 years, blending jazz, rock, blues, Latin, Eastern Indian, and other world music into the sound that now defines the DTB. The band’s mission has been to assemble a group of musicians that share a passion for improvisation and musical exploration, and to develop a united musical vision by performing with this core group of players for an extended period of time. The focus of the band is on the art form itself, despite the current trend of image-driven music on the scene today. The DTB aims to create progressive roots music in an effort to move the art form forward and re establish substance over hype

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Article: Album Review

Mike Mattison: Afterglow

Read "Afterglow" reviewed by Doug Collette


Through his singing, songwriting and overall stage presence, Mike Mattison has thoroughly distinguished himself in recent years as a member of the Derek Trucks Band and the Tedeschi-Trucks Band. In that same interim, the Minnesota native has also continued to pursue his career as a multi-media artist, maintaining his literary endeavors, plus recording solo as well ...

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Buddy Guy: Can't Quit The Blues

Read "Buddy Guy: Can't Quit The Blues" reviewed by Doug Collette


The absolutely splendid Buddy Guy box set Can't Quit the Blues is worth (re)visiting on a number of fronts, the most immediate of which is that this icon of the blues has once again elevated his contemporary profile opening for Jeff Beck on tour during the summer of 2016 . But El Becko is only one ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band / Grace Potter and the Nocturnals / JJ Grey and Mofro: Denver, June 15, 2013

Read "Tedeschi Trucks Band / Grace Potter and the Nocturnals / JJ Grey and Mofro: Denver, June 15, 2013" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Tedeschi Trucks Band / Grace Potter and the Nocturnals / JJ Grey and MofroRed Rocks AmphitheaterDenver, COJune 15, 2013When you walk into the venue and the stage is set up with three Hammond B-3 organs, each with its own Leslie speaker, you know you're in for something earthy and gritty. And ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Denver, CO, November 18, 2011

Read "Tedeschi Trucks Band: Denver, CO, November 18, 2011" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Tedeschi Trucks BandFillmore AuditoriumDenver, CONovember 18, 2011 Fate demanded the Tedeschi Trucks Band. It's been an inexorable march over the last decade and now it's paid off. Susan Tedeschi released her first album, Just Won't Burn (Tone Cool, 1998) 13 years ago. She sported girl-next-door good looks and ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Revelator

Read "Revelator" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


The Derek Trucks Band has grown into a finely-tuned big band, adding the guitarist's wife, singer Susan Tedeschi, to the masthead and front lineup, resulting in a fresh sound that eschews every blues and soul cliché that could be feared from such an ambitious project. All of the principles bring with them a loam of experience ...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Revelator

Read "Revelator" reviewed by Doug Collette


A natural extension of Already Free (Victor, 2009), the most recent (but hopefully not the last) studio recording by The Derek Trucks Band, the debut album by the Tedeschi Trucks Band broadens the scope of this blues-rooted music with a bigger and proportionately versatile eleven-piece band. The entire unit kicks in on the catchy ...

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Roadsongs

Label: Sony Music
Released: 2010
Track listing: CD1: I'll Find My Way; Down In The Flood; Sailin' On; Get What You Deserve; Days Is Almost Gone; Already Free; Afro Blue. CD2: I Know; Down Don't Bother Me; Don't Miss Me; Rastaman Chant; Key To The Highway; Get Out My Life Woman/Who Knows; Anyday.

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The Derek Trucks Band: Roadsongs

Read "Roadsongs" reviewed by Doug Collette


A full-length extension of the previously issued EP, Already Live (Victor, 2009), and a more than worthy successor to Live At the Georgia Theatre (Sony Legacy, 2004), Roadsongs accurately summarizes the evolution of The Derek Trucks Band over its sixteen-year existence. Recorded at Chicago's Park West, the site of the group's concert DVD Songlines (Legacy, 2006), ...

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Already Live (EP)

Label: Victor
Released: 2009
Track listing: I Know; Get What You Deserve; I Done Got Over; I'll Find My Way; My Favorite Things.


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