Supporting Acclaimed New Album, ALREADY FREE
Following a month-long tour of European festivals and a performance on ABC's Good Morning America, the Derek Trucks Band returns to the road for a second leg of U.S. dates supporting their newest album, Already Free.
The band set a new personal record with their sixth studio release, which debuted at number 19 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, marking the band's highest debut to date. With stand out singles, "Down in the Flood," and "Get What You Deserve," the album reached number 2 at AAA and number 10 on Rock Radio formats. "Back Where I Started" featuring Susan Tedeschi on vocals hits the airwaves mid-September.
Already Free, has been met with tremendous excitement from the media and DTB's fan base alike. Downbeat Magazine's 2009 Readers Poll includes a pair of nominations for "Best Blues Artist/Group," and "Best Blues Album." Rolling Stone hailed, "Derek Trucks could very well be the best guitarist of his generation," citing this record as the band's "most accessible blues-rock set to date." The Philadelphia Daily News called the album, "Exquisite." Boston Globe said, "You probably won't hear a better rock/R&B record this year." And Entertainment Weekly exclaimed, "Trucks' bluesy playing is excellent throughout "
Fans of all ages now have the opportunit y to play along with The Derek Trucks Band. Released on September 1, the popular video game franchise Guitar Hero 5 features the track "Young Funk," off the band's 1998 album Out Of The Madness.
The Derek Trucks Band takes a progressive approach to roots music, blending rock, blues, jazz, and world music into their defining sound. They are known for their amazing live performances, led by Trucks' mesmerizing guitar work, and backed by the impressive individual talents of this band. The Patriot Ledger compared Trucks in concert to "a real life Guitar Hero" and Seattle Post Intelligencer stated he "is one of the best rock guitarists making music today." "The Derek Trucks Band is simply incredible," declared the Orange County Register, and "undoubtedly made countless new fans with a powerful display."