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Tedeschi Trucks Band Shoots for the ‘Moon’ with Four-album Project (Part 2)

Continued from Part One… The creative wellspring from the Tedeschi Trucks Band’s 12-member ensemble yielded a lot of worthy material. “That was the direction we just kind of went with,” Tedeschi says. “Whatever was a great song and really sounded strong and could carry its own was going to be part of the project.” But

Susan Tedeschi: To ‘The Moon’ … and Beyond

This is the first of two features focusing on Susan Tedeschi and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, the group she leads with husband Derek Trucks. Taking a page from the classic early ‘70s Mad Dogs and Englishmen musical revue – and adding its own original songwriting, character and musicianship – has been a winning approach for

Derek Trucks: No Ceiling in Sight (Part 3 / conclusion)

Continued from Part Two… Bill Kopp: I notice the collaborative nature of the songwriter credits on TTB albums. How does songwriting work in the band? Derek Trucks: This record went a lot of different ways, and it never felt forced. For the songs that Doyle Bramhall II and I wrote together, it would be the

Derek Trucks: No Ceiling in Sight (Part 2)

Continued from Part One… Bill Kopp: Your name routinely shows up on “best guitarists” lists. Do you get any satisfaction from that, or is it wholly irrelevant to what you do? Derek Trucks: I remember when the Rolling Stone list came out and I made the list; it was fully unexpected. Part of me was

Derek Trucks: No Ceiling in Sight (Part 1)

The nephew of Allman Brothers Band drummer and founding member Butch Trucks, guitarist Derek Trucks was a musical prodigy. He started playing gigs before he reached his teens; by 13 he had toured. By 17 he formed The Derek Trucks Band. At age 20 he became an official member of The Allman Brothers Band, remaining