by Derek Trucks
Released: Jan 2009
One reason Derek Trucks Band are great is that while the opening cut here, a cover of Bob Dylan's "Down In the Flood," may be meant to break them beyond the borders of semi-obscure critical acclaim, it is so densely constructed, murky and reverential of the dark rituals of classic rock that no commercial radio station will ever allow it more than cursory airplay. Trucks and Co. just go on reading each other's minds. Because of his name and his label backing, Trucks may be inside the mainstream, but he takes no cues from it and has made a career of playing well outside of it.