Let Me Get By
Label: Fantasy Records
On their third studio effort, Let Me Get By, Tedeschi Trucks Band strike a sublime balance between finely tailored songcraft and sweeping sonic exploration. Gospel-infused ballads rub elbows with raga-flavored drones, while tightly swinging rockers give way to freely flowing slide work. Both "Laugh About It" and the title cut spotlight the 12-piece ensemble's expert ability at infusing earthy, Southern-fried grooves with intoxicating shades of soul, blues, funk and even country. To really revel in the full-bodied might of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, be sure to check out "I Want More," an ambitious piece that recalls Eric Clapton's "Layla" in its exquisite evolution from ecstatic rock to floating, jazz-inflected beauty.