Tedeschi Trucks Band is known for their extraordinary family of musicians, and Made Up Mind continues that tradition as most tracks were penned by husband-and-wife Tedeschi and Trucks along with various friends and co-writers Doyle Bramhall II, Eric Krasno, Gary Lour’s, John Leventhal all of whom also contributed to TTB’s debut Revelator. The album was also co-produced by Jim Scott (Johnny Cash, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Wilco) and Trucks, and engineered by Bobby Tis – the same team that developed the last two TTB albums.
Made Up Mind features “Part of Me,” a song driven by a classic southern soul groove straight out of Muscle Shoals. The raucous soul-rocker title track “Made Up Mind” demonstrates the full power of the band from the album’s first notes. Throughout the course of the album it becomes increasingly apparent that Susan Tedeschi has evolved into one of the most dauntingly commanding vocalists in contemporary music, her serious lung power exploding on standout tracks such as the über-funky “Misunderstood” and just as convincingly digging into the core of poignant, tender ballads like “It’s So Heavy” and “Calling Out to You.” Derek Trucks has indisputably matured into one of the finest guitarists of our time, tearing up barnburners with his masterful slide and lead lines while showcasing his easier, more subtle touch on the bluesy “Do I Look Worried . Although Tedeschi Trucks Band bears the names of its co-leaders, each member of this 11-piece juggernaut contributes equally, there are no weak links in this true group achievement.
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