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Busy working on both a gaming and a new music release review so while I am putting those together you all can listen to the ‘so new it still has the shrink wrap on it’ video from the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Kit’s Awesome Vid of the Day – Tedeschi Trucks Band – Darling Be Home Soon
This is how you do a cover song.
Kit’s Awesome Vid of the Day – The Tedeschi Trucks Band – Everybody’s Talkin’
It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Derek Trucks’ guitar playing. If he put out a “hey this is Derek practicing scales on the front porch” album I would probably buy it. (who am I kidding – I would totally buy it) With this in mind, I was surprised by how much I like Revelator, the new release from the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Derek’s guitar is present, but it doesn’t overwhelm the other instruments or Susan’s voice. The arrangements are so well done, especially on tracks like Shelter. Susan’s voice weaves in and around the music so smoothly she almost sounds like another instrument playing. It is just beautiful.
(I know. I know…I can’t believe I am talking about arrangements either. I expect to look out the front windows and see flying pigs zooming around any moment now.)
The band is huge with Derek on guitar, Susan on vocals and guitar, Oteil Burbridge on bass, Kofi Burbridge on keyboards and flute, Tyler Greenwall and J.J. Johnson on drums, Mike Mattison and Mark Rivers on harmony vocals, Kebbi Williams on sax, Maurice Brown on trumpet and Saunders Sermons on trombone, but they all mesh together and the music just flows perfectly.
My favorite track is Shrimp and Grits with Shelter running a close second.
You can pick up a free mp3 of Bound for Glory off the Tedeschi Trucks Band website and can purchase Revelator from Amazon, iTunes and other retailers.
Bah, I have spam in my filter.
For those inclined to MUD, my review of 6Dragons is up over on GamingHUD. Check out the new Battlefield 3 – Faultline trailer while you are there. All news and reviews are gathered on the front page so it should be easy to find.
If you sign up for the Tedeschi/Trucks Band newsletter you can download a mp3 single “Bound for Glory” off the upcoming album Revelator for free. Normally I wouldn’t rec more email to anyone but I get about one a month, sometimes less so it is worth it if you are a fan of the band or of Susan or Derek.
Amazon.com has the mp3 version of the new Los Lonely Boys album Rockpango on sale for 5.99. They have quite a few various releases on sale and will upgrage their new Cloud drive storage system from 5G to 20G with any purchase of an mp3 album. I haven’t tried it out yet but I suspect Kahuna will have tested it before the end of the day.
Scooter and I have been trying to go to the park all week but it will not stop pouring rain. I understand this is likely normal spring weather but I am ready for sun and heat. I also miss my azaleas.
Off to test mods while she dozes on the couch.