lots o' talent!
If Bonnie Rait and Janis Joplin had a baby it would be Susan Tedeschi.
This album is EVERYTHING!
I can't stop listening to it. Amazing!! Susan and Derek knocked it out of the park. Every song rocks my world. Don't hesitate to download this. You won't regret it.
xlnt guitar and singing
I finally saw these guys live and while i've been a fan of both for many years, i had never seen them in person. The band is fantastic and grooves like you wouldn't believe. Everybody deserves kudos for the show, and each band member got to showcase a little bit. Susan's voice is incredible, and I don't think I stopped moving the entire show! I keep buying their albums and am not disappointed with any of them. Thank you!
This band keeps getting better. I just seen yesterday this album was out. I had know clue and Iv been playing it all day and night. Susan's voice is out of this world. So beautiful and soulful. Keep it up.
So Very Very Good
I'm late to the party with this group. Nevertheless i wanted to add my comments for any other newbies. I had the good fortune of seeing them live recently and it was one of the best concerts I have ever been to. Tedeschi's singing and soulfullness is out of this world! What a huge talent! Back her with a spectacularly tight band of outstanding musicians that includes one of the best guitarists in the world, and well, you get a monumentally wonderful concert experience. I don't want to minimize how fantastic Derek Trucks is but the sound of this group is Susan. Derek just kills it (in person and on this album) and yet is complimentary and supportive of each song too. It is not purely his virtuoso solo show. I went back to listen to this album after the concert and my appreciation for it grew and grew. You hear the details. I don't know how else to say it. I love this album and think this group is going to be a tremendous force in blues, roots and soul. What a great find!
Susan is just flat out Awesome!
By An Ear 4 Music
This band is fantastic, Derek is great, but Susan is without a doubt the mover & shaker, she makes it all come together..
Love it but.....
Susan sounds the same on every song..
Love her voice...
You will not regret it.
tedeshi trucks starts out with a very 60's sounding style. I thuoght I was in for a real treat. once the album started going along it had become obvious that they, or she, obviously is a student of Bonnie Raitt. She copied Bonnie's singing style and song writing to a T. One day Raitt will stop recording and I suppose T.T.B. could fill her spot. But they really aren't very original at all. really doesn't matter I guess cause everythings been done before. 2 1/2 stars
One song , and I was hooked!
Saw on CBS this am, bonus! Immediately bought & listen to this incredible body of work! Next, concert!
'Made Up Mind' delivers, underwhelms in emotion.
I have prided myself on being one of the first Tedeschi Trucks Band groupies, seen their first shows at the Beacon, attended the live recording of Everybody's Talkin, and claim Revelator to be one of the best studio albums released in a very, very long time- well worthy of it's Grammy. Revelator featured such songwriters as John Leventhal, whose work on 'Until You Remember' was a vehicle for Tedeschi to deliver the words with such despair and power, backed by Truck's emotional, feminine guitar work. The hooks were there, such as in 'Ball and Chain' and more gritty 'Learn How to Love.' There was a uniqueness to each ballad - though each one having to do with love, regardless of the content, each was minimalist, and the message was certainly felt. I don't feel as though Made Up Mind hits the same notes. Though the music is good, and the guitar playing and vocals are always top notch, I can't say that the same emotion is conveyed in their second studio album. Tedeschi Trucks Band was formed so that Susan could do what she does best. Derek was certain that Susan's abilities hadn't reached her potential, and he knew he could take her there. She worked hard with engineers to find the perfect microphone (the Neumann U47) and each song vocally was VERY fitting for her voice, almost as if each song was written for her to sing, and for the others to join in (Though Oteil Burbridge or Derek trucks "joining in" is different than your average professional musician "joining in"). This album feels like Derek forgot why he created the band in the first place, and the songs, though Tedeschi sounds great, because she is a great singer, are not the most flattering tracks for her tone and sound.
BOTTOM LINE- I'll still be front row at their next show, and like a Asparagus, it'll grow on me.