Tedeschi Trucks Band – I Am The Moon: Episode I. Crescent

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The fifth and most ambitious studio project of TTB’s storied career: ‘I Am The Moon,’ an epic undertaking in four albums and 24 original songs. Inspired by a mythic Persian tale of star-crossed lovers and emotionally driven by the isolation and disconnection of the pandemic era, ‘I Am The Moon’ totals more than two hours of new music and will be released in successive months beginning with ‘I Am The Moon – I. Crescent,’ available now on CD and digital.

In addition TTB will present an immersive visual companion to each audio release. The decision to sequence and release ‘I Am The Moon’ in four distinct episodes came “when we started thinking of records we love,” says Derek, citing Axis: Bold as Love, the 1967 LP by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. “It’s 36 minutes long. That’s the way to digest a record.” With that approach in mind, TTB will present ‘I Am The Moon: The Films,’ combining studio and performance footage with atmospheric photography and imagery capturing the music’s kaleidoscopic textures. The corresponding films will debut three days prior to each audio release, offering our loyal community an early opportunity to digest each album in its entirety as a communal listening and viewing experience via the band’s YouTube channel. The first episode debuted on Tuesday, May 31st on the band’s Youtube channel.

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Release dates for each ‘I Am The Moon’ album and film can be found below.

I Am The Moon: I. Crescent
Film Premiere: Out now (premiered May 31)
Album Release: Out Now (released June 3rd)

I Am The Moon: II. Ascension
Film Premiere: Out now (premiered June 28th)
Album Release: July 1st

I Am The Moon: III. The Fall
Film Premiere: July 26th
Album Release: July 29th

I Am The Moon: IV. Farewell
Film Premiere: August 23rd
Album Release: August 26th

During the pandemic and the isolation it brought, the Tedeschi Trucks Band, among the most admired and successful live musicians in the world, was looking for something to hold onto and a way to connect and their craft. They had just come off a triumphant performance of Derek & The Dominoes’ classic Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs with Trey Anastasio at the LOCKN Festival, which led to last summer’s release of the acclaimed live album Layla: Revisited. Looking for an idea, TTB vocalist Mike Mattison drew inspiration from Layla’s rich source: Layla and Majnun, the legendary ninety-page narrative poem by 12th-century Sufi poet Nizami about intersecting lovers. As a writing exercise, Mattison challenged the group to explore the deeper themes of the poem. He pointed out that Clapton’s “Layla” addresses only one element of the poetry – Majnun’s love madness – while the poem itself contains a variety of themes: Family drama, class discrimination, isolation, condemnation, and the high price that single-minded mania, even in the name of love, exacts. (Indeed, Layla and Majnun are the possible inspiration for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and many other Eastern and Western literary classics.)

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I Am The Moon: The Film Directed by Alix Lambert Edited by Lizzie Minges The fifth and most ambitious studio project of TTB’s storied career: ‘I Am The Moon,’ an epic undertaking in four albums, four films, and 24 original songs. Inspired by a mythic Persian tale of star-crossed lovers and emotionally driven by the isolation and disconnection of the pandemic era, I Am The Moon totals more than two hours of new music and will be released in successive months beginning on May 31st. Track List – I. Crescent 1. Hear My Dear 2. Fall In 3. I Am The Moon 4. Circles ‘Round the Sun 5. Pasaquan Film + Album release schedule: I Am The Moon: I. Crescent Film Premiere: May 31st CD & Digital Release: June 3rd I Am The Moon: II. Ascension Film Premiere: June 28th CD & Digital Release: July 1st I Am The Moon: III. The Fall Film Premiere: July 26th CD & Digital Release: July 29th I Am The Moon: IV. Farewell Film Premiere: August 23rd CD & Digital Release: August 26th

Tedeschi Trucks Band – I Am The Moon: Episode I. Crescent

 

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Tedeschi Trucks Band – I Am The Moon: Episode III. The Fall

 

I Am The Moon: The Film
Directed by Alix Lambert
Edited by Lizzie Minges

The fifth and most ambitious studio project of TTB’s storied career: ‘I Am The Moon,’ an epic undertaking in four albums, four films, and 24 original songs. Inspired by a mythic Persian tale of star-crossed lovers and emotionally driven by the isolation and disconnection of the pandemic era, I Am The Moon totals more than two hours of new music. It will be released in successive months, beginning on May 31st.

Track List – III. The Fall
1. Somehow
2. None Above
3. Yes, We Will
4. Gravity
5. Emmaline
6. Take Me As I Am

Film + Album release schedule:

I Am The Moon: I. Crescent
Film Premiere: May 31st
CD & Digital Release: June 3rd

I Am The Moon: II. Ascension
Film Premiere: June 28th
CD & Digital Release: July 1st

I Am The Moon: III. The Fall
Film Premiere: July 26th
CD & Digital Release: July 29th

I Am The Moon: IV. Farewell
Film Premiere: August 23rd
CD & Digital Release: August 26th

All vinyl configurations, including individual LPs and the 4-LP “I Am The Moon” Deluxe Box, will be available on September 9th.

Tedeschi Trucks Band Back Porch Sessions

 
Tedeschi Trucks band play at the back porch sessions for garden and gun. I do not own any of the rights to this video it is strictly for entertainment purposes. Songs include:-

1) Keep Your Lamp Trimmed & Burning -Blind Willie Johnson.
(2) Done Somebody Wrong -Elmore James.
(3) Don’t Think Twice (it’s Alright) Bob Dylan.

Tedeschi Trucks Band – Misunderstood (Live)

  Music video by Tedeschi Trucks Band performing Misunderstood. (C) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment

You know how we feel about TTB on Durham Cool. Yes, the best band playing live right now, routinely featured for this reason and for your listening pleasure. Fronted by two of the best living musicians working today Susan Tedeschi vocals and rhythm guitar and Derek Trucks -lead Guitar god.

Current Lineup:

Susan Tedeschi – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (2010–present)
Derek Trucks – lead guitar (2010–present)
Tyler Greenwell – drums, percussion (2010–present)
J. J. Johnson – drums, percussion (2010–present)
Mike Mattison – harmony vocals (2010–present)
Mark Rivers – harmony vocals (2010–present)
Kebbi Williams – saxophone (2010–present)
Brandon Boone – bass guitar (2019-present)
Ephraim Owens – trumpet (2015–present)
Elizabeth Lea – trombone (2015–present)
Alecia Chakour – harmony vocals (2015–present)

Touring musicians

11 Songs, 1 Hour 46 Minutes Preview EDITORS’ NOTES The Allman Brothers’ next of kin Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi play the sort of loose and rootsy music—call it jam-rock if you must—that just sounds better in live settings than under studio dissection. But that’s just one reason why their 2012 live album Everybody’s Talkin’ sounds so easy on the ears. Tedeschi and Trucks walk you through their record collections with a solid roster of cover material. They open with the title track, penned by folk deity Fred Neil. Their reinvented version of the tune boogies on a sunflared, bell-bottomed strut that most coffeehouse folkies never knew. Similarly, the old Underground Railroad spiritual “Bound for Glory” gets an incredible reworking, with a bluesy slide-guitar solo introducing the tune before the band comes in and turns it into a smoldering groove. The group’s take on Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight” is perfectly funky.