Released: May 2012
They may not have a whole lot of competition these days, but Susan Tedeschi's soul-and-jazz-touched, tight-but-loosey-goosey unit with Allman Brothers Band offspring Derek Trucks is about the best rock band working in the post-millennial era. Tedeschi Trucks don't ape the past. Instead, with her versatile voice and his subtle-but-superb playing, they represent the modern version of what pretty much everyone was doing in the early '70s. The choice of covers is smart -- it's about time someone did The Lovin' Spoonful's "Darlin' Be Home Soon."