Already FreeDerek Trucks Band
Already Free (Victor, 2009)

Recorded in the informal atmosphere of a home studio, Already Free effectively extends the sound of The Derek Trucks Band onstage without a conscious attempt to replicate the live experience. While the album doesn't focus on the instrumental aspect of the group's music like 2003's Soul Serenade, it never once ignores Trucks' exquisite guitar work. The leader's extraordinary talents on his own instrument simultaneously act as a foundation for the project and a means of elevating its own merit as a source of inspiration for the musicianship of the band. More than perhaps any of his previous work, Already Free demonstrates that Derek Trucks' humility as a musician is in direct proportion to the singularity of his individual skills.