Release Date: March 18, 2003
Reviewed by Vin Cherubino
The Allman Brothers have a 34 year track record of providing soulful Country driven Rock music filled with sizzling solos and funk filled euphoric tunes. With the addition of Derek Trucks, does the album have the same effect the band has had on it’s listeners from years past?
Hittin The Note shows an evolution for the Allman Brothers Band. The band sounds better than ever, and it’s mostly from the exceptional guitar work of Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. Trucks and Haynes fill the atmosphere with a more Blues oriented style than the ABB have had before. The dueling guitars are blazing with style and talent, always sounding in rhythm with each other. Musicians of all styles can not deny how amazing and smooth the guitar work is. The vocals of Gregg’s have become extremely crisp, and the overall new sound emanating from the band is stunning. Fans of the band will find this album to be the best of the bunch, ever better than Eat a Peach . Even though Dicky Betts is out of the picture, in no way has this hampered the ABB at all, and some may even say the band is better off without him.
Musical talent and rhythm like this can transcend the generation gap, and present itself to a variety of audiences, young and old. Long time supporters of the band will relive fond memories of the past, and new fans interested in true music will be made.