Here’s one that feels like we’re taking a trip back home to the good ole swamps of Mississippi to hear some real blues. No, we haven’t hopped on a plane to head down south; we’re just listening to the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s “The Storm.”
In the new video for the song, which comes from the band’s latest album, Made Up Mind, Derek Trucks strums alongside his wife, Susan Tedeschi, who wails with that Grammy-nominated voice of hers, while some other band members play along in the back of a van.
“’The Storm’ is a song where you’re sitting on the floor, and you have a great guitar sound, and you’re thinking, ‘You know what, let’s just be unafraid to crank this shit up,” said Trucks. “It’s inspired by Jack Owens and Skip James, that Betonia County, Mississippi blues sound. But it’s also that Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, just air-it-out thing.”
“We knew we wanted to be a little bit bolder with this record, not be afraid to do whatever we felt was really great,” said Tedeschi. “We’re all friends and family. Now we’re finally making the music we want to make.”
Made Up Mind was released last month. In his review of the album, Elmore writer Tom Clarke called it “startlingly embellished Dixie-baked soul” and said, “There is never a doubt that this is the work of one truly amazing band.” You can read the rest of the review in the Sept/Oct issue of Elmore, out in stores now, and you can watch the video for “The Storm” below.