In an age of coy and infantile women singers who come on like coquettish teenagers, Tedeschi lets you know immediately that she is A Grown Woman. The waterlogged spirit of New Orleans post-Katrina is here in the slow Houses, elsewhere things slew neatly through Southern blues Allman Brothers style makes sense given Trucks plays in that band , nods to the earthy sound of Etta James, early Tina Turner and the like -- and of course that wandering spirit of Janis Joplin.
My guess after interviewing Trucks was that there was a keen intelligence and conscience in that man's soul and Tedeschi's People "TV screens and corrupt magazines, a man on the radio who thinks he knows what you need" and Revolutionize Your Soul here suggests some similarly deep sense of social responsibility. If a few of the songs don't have a more clear form and indulge in a bit of guitarism, and it peters out towards the end, that takes nothing away from the core of a fine and challenging album, and a voice that can drive in lead-head nails from the far corner of a stadium I am guessing.
Comments are restricted to registered users or subscribers only - make sure you enter an email address this site will recognise. This big bluesman with a sometimes gentle and soulful voice has appeared at Elsewhere previously with his fine Love is the Key which featured Eric Bibb, a singer he is close in spirit to Greg would have been hard to miss in most places, but on the small beach at the southern end of Ko Samet -- a tiny teardrop-shaped island off to the east of Bangkok -- he was impossible to If you judge someone by the company they keep.
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