Derek Trucks Shares Update On New Tedeschi Trucks Band Album

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Back in December, the Tedeschi Trucks Band confirmed via social feeds the group would soon enter the studio to record the follow-up to 2016’s Let Me Get By. Guitarist Derek Trucks provided an update on the status of the LP in a new interview.

Derek spoke with the News-Press in a preview of the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s upcoming performance in Fort Myers, Florida. Trucks revealed the group has been road testing some of the material expected to make the album. “We’ve been playing one or two of the new tunes that are going to be on the record. One of them is called ‘Shame,’ and that one’s been a lot of fun to play live. There’s a lot of room on that one,” the Jacksonville native said. The Tedeschi Trucks Band debuted “Shame” back in June and have played the song regularly since.

Watch a recent version of “Shame” thanks to fan-shot footage via Sean Roche:

The guitarist said the 12-piece has been recording to 2-inch tape. “I think we’re 14 or 15 songs in. None of them are across the finish line, and there’s still a lot of work to be done on them. But it’s feeling pretty good! I think we’ll end up with maybe 17 or 18 tunes and then trim it down to the record,” Derek responded when asked about the new album. “It’s a pretty reflective record. Everybody’s had a hell of a few years since the last record (including the 2017 deaths of Allman Brothers members Greg Allman and Butch Trucks, Derek Trucks’ uncle). And so there’s a lot to write about, a lot to dig in about. I’m not exactly sure what kind of record it’s going to turn out to be yet, but it feels honest and it feels good,” Trucks added.

Head here for more from Derek on his favorite songs to play, the writing process, what he looks for in band members and additional topics.

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