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The Derek Trucks Band
Roadsongs - Double Live CD

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Roadsongs was recorded over two nights at Chicago’s long-standing rock palace Park West in 2009, with a full horn section added to the group’s six-piece lineup. The band’s first full-length live album since 2004's Live At Georgia Theatre, Roadsongs features some classic DTB arrangements and extended guitar riffs, including an awe inspiring 14-minute rendition of “Afro Blue,” a song popularized by John Coltrane and Derek’s scorching guitar work on the gritty DTB original “I’ll Find My Way”.
The album, fueled by a road-honed balance of spontaneous urgency and collective precision, represents the culmination of sixteen years of relentless touring and musical progress, a journey that began in small Southern blues clubs, and has led to theaters, stadiums and arenas around the globe.  The band’s concerts have evolved into consistent, rafter-raising events performed with gospel-revival intensity, all highlighted by Trucks’s dazzling, daring solos. 

Roadsongs also features many of the tracks from their critically acclaimed album Already Free, including album’s first single, a stirring cover of Bob Dylan and The Band’s “Down in the Flood” from Dylan’s album The Basement Tapes.  Already Free, praised by Rolling Stone Magazine as their "most accessible blues-rock set to date," is one of the band's most successful efforts.  Just last year, after seven critically praised albums to his credit, Trucks earned his first Grammy with Already Free, which cracked the Billboard Top 20 the week of its release and marked his personal best for radio spins and overall CD sales.

For all those who have experienced the DTB’s walk-in, crawl-out concerts, the group’s new double-album Roadsongs stands as the most accurate document to date of the group at its synergistic, versatile height, onstage and under the lights. And for those hearing the group for the first time, Roadsongs promises to expand their audience and draw greater attention to the DTB – and Trucks himself.


SKU: CD555
Price: $14.99