El próximo 13 de enero de 2009 saldrá a la venta el sexto álbum de la banda del singular guitarrista de ABB, THE DEREK TRUCKS BAND autoproducido por él mismo y grabado en su estudio de Jacksonville, Florida. Un año han tardado en hacer, según dicen, un disco con variedad de géneros musicales, con raíces blues y con claro sonido rock & soul. El primer tema de álbum es una versión del clásico de DYLAN "Down in the flood" en un disco donde tambíen colaboran su mujer, la vocalista y guitarrista SUSAN TADESCHI, DOYLE BRAMHALL II y OTEIL BURBRIDGE, bajista de ABB.
Ya tenemos el listado de canciones:
1. Down In The Flood
2. Something To Make You Happy
3. Maybe This Time
4. Sweet Inspiration
5. Don’t Miss Me
6. Get What You Deserve
7. Our Love
8. Down Don’t Bother Me
9. Days Is Almost Gone
10. Back Where I Started
11. I Know
12. Already Free
También os pego unas palabras de DEREK a cerca del álbum:
“This album was completely organic. We had no expectations. We just came down and started writing. Then one thing led to the next. I had all this time off so I just started calling up friends. And once the process started rolling and once we realized that we were onto something, we were writing tunes and all the sounds we were getting were amazing and it was starting to feel great. It felt like something was happening and we wanted to keep throwing musicians on the fire,” said Trucks of making the album.
The band, which consists of Derek Trucks on guitar, bassist Todd Smallie, percussionist Count M’Butu, drummer Yonrico Scott, keyboardist Kofi Burbridge and singer Mike Mattison, was joined by their famous friends — pals like Doyle Bramhall II, Oteil Burbridge and Trucks’ wife Susan Tedeschi can all be heard on the album.
Bramhall takes over the vocal duties on the two songs, “Maybe This Time” which mixes languid guitars and Eastern flavor and “Our Love,” a companion piece with the piercing guitar riffs signature of Bramhall/Trucks collaborations.
The album’s first single, “Down in the Flood” from Bob Dylan and The Band’s album The Basement Tapes, has almost more relevance now, post Hurricane Katrina, than when Dylan wrote it in 1967. “I think it really turned out to be one of the most powerful tracks on the record. I think lyrically it’s pretty timely. Crash on the levee, down in the flood, are so significant post-Katrina. There are some good metaphors, as there are in most Dylan tunes,” says Trucks.
Esperemos que alguien se anime a traer por aquí a este jovencísimo "brother"al que tuve oportunidad de ver hace unos tres años en el American Music Club de San Francisco y que me dejó un gratísimo sabor de boca.