Let's take Trucks whom is one of the best blues guitar players out there and Tedeschi whom has a beautiful voice and a talented guitar player, and put this married couple on a fabulous release called Revelator. From the opening chords of "Come See About Me" to the last notes of "Shelter", this is an wonderful collection of tunes that has it all from blues to funk, with a lot of soul. Tedeschi's huge voice engages the listener, while several incredible solos featuring Trucks's outstanding slide-guitar carry the listener through. Revelator also introduces the new, 11-piece ensemble - Tedeschi Trucks Band. And they do not disappoint. "Bound for Glory" and "Learn How to Love" are high energy blues rockers. "Midnight in Harlem" changes the mood with meaningful, introspective lyrics and soulful music. "These Walls" is a beautiful song with an uplifting message of day to day survival, while "Simple Things" marvels in the joys of life that Tedeschi delivers with passion.
In addition to the combined weight of Tedeschi and Trucks's equally renowned abilities, Revelator benefits from an impressive circle of talent that the two brought together. Trucks co-produced the album with multi-Grammy-winning engineer Jim Scott, whose genre-bending credits include popular albums by the Dixie Chicks, Johnny Cash, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Both Tedeschi and Trucks co-wrote the album's twelve new songs with an impressive list of experienced songwriters, including Jeff Trott, John Leventhal, David Ryan Harris and Sonya Kitchell; Gary Louris and Oliver Wood of the Jayhawks and the Wood Brothers, respectively; and old friends like guitarists Doyle Bramhall II and Eric Krasno (of Soulive), and band members Mike Mattison, Kofi Burbridge and Oteil Burbridge.
Combining many great traditions such as Delta blues and Memphis soul, Sixties rock and Seventies funk, Revelator organically flows together, blending with an entirely original, modern sound. This compact disc has a crisp full sound and is a required addition to any music collection.
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