I haven't heard their albums, but have heard them perform on television, on the Clapton Crossroads stage. They were great.
For those who dont know Derek Trucks, he is an amazing slide guitarist who's played with the Allman Brothers for quite a few years now.
I was fortunate to be able to see Trucks perform alongside Clapton on one of EC's tours a few years ago. It's hard to believe he's only 36 years old.
His wife, Susan Tedeschi, is singer/guitarist in the Tedeschi/Trucks Band.
I'll have to check them out. How's the album?
The album is excellent.
I saw them live about a year ago when they played in Toronto. Trucks is an amazing guitar player. It was funny to see Susan roll her eyes whenever he blistered through a solo.
I've also had a chance to see Susan a couple of time when she toured as a solo performer with her own band. I even got to meet her. A friend of mine was her rep for Susan's management company at the time. Super nice person.
Hey, look what I found... This is from the Toronto show. I was sitting 4th row in front of Susan.
Third try with this album, and still can't get into it. Its central problem is that it's just boring. None of its tracks are immediately memorable IMHO. Too many of its songs have the same formula: A slow guitar or piano line, then Matt starts singing quietly, then suddenly the guitars and drums kick in and Matt starts screaming wildly and then goes "Ooooooooooo!" It gets old really fast. I can see why their second album was so popular now, because it was a massive improvement on their debut.