The Tedeschi Trucks Group is set to create I AM THE MOON: EPISODE III. THE FALL


This evening, Tedeschi truck band – the 12-piece GRAMMY-winning rock and soul band fronted by Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi – will premiere I am the moon: Episode III. The Fall, the third disc of their monumental four-album project, I Am The Moon. Fans can stream director Alix Lambert’s album-length companion film on the band’s YouTube channel starting tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. PTbefore the digital and CD release of the album this Friday, July 29, 2022.

After a flurry of excitement surrounding the twelve I Am The Moon songs released so far, there’s a sweet anticipation for The Fall at TTB concerts and around the world this summer as fans await the next chapter.

Inspired by the 12th century poem about lovers Layla and Majnun, The Fall continues I Am The Moon’s portrait of passion and despair, with band members Susan Tedeschi, Mike Mattison and Gabe Dixon taking the lead in writing. of songs. It opens with “the crisp, explicit challenge of ‘Somehow’, an easy-rolling groove that quickly turns into a soulful powerhouse in its own right,” says acclaimed music journalist David Fricke in his biographical notes – with Tedeschi demanding ” How many times do you walk away?/How many times is the price I pay too high?”

From there, the next chapter in this tale of love and madness unfolds in the technicolor of American music – from the anthem “None Above” (written by Mattison and Tedeschi) to the bluesy and determined “Yes We Will”. by Tedeschi and music by Dixon. “Gravity,” a New Orleans/R&B assessment of love’s hold and pull (co-written with Oliver Wood). Mattison’s waltz ballad “Emmaline” offers a beautiful reflection on fallen friends and loved ones (inspired in part by the loss of longtime keyboardist Kofi Burbridge, who died in 2019), before the poignant slow-dancing plea of ​​”Take Me As I Am”, the album is closer.

Few bands are capable of the unique and nuanced fusion of American music – jazz, blues, rock, soul, funk, roots and psych that TTB incorporates nightly and, on I Am The Moon, they take those studied forms and build their own language out of it.

The excitement and anticipation around this project continues to grow as each film and LP is released and the band unveils new performances of this new music down the road. Recognizing the unusual scope and depth of I Am the Moon, fans validated the band’s ambitious strategy by absorbing the new material with rapt approval, giving each release a “can’t miss” atmosphere. Live Music Daily recently noted, “Why do we love live music? For me, it’s the journey that a band can take you on and the feeling that the audience is on that journey with the band, hand in hand. Ride the waves, reach the heights, enjoy the journey. For me, there is no better band to take the universal journey with than Tedeschi Trucks Band. See full dates below.

I Am The Moon: I. Crescent – the first release from the highly anticipated project – has been called “one of the strongest pieces of music they’ve ever made” by Rolling Stone, who continue to marvel at the album’s ambitious scope by asking, “Who dares to do something like this again?” A 4-star MOJO review praised Derek’s guitar playing on “Pasaquan,” Crescent’s instrumental highlight, as “scathing, dexterous, raga-bluesy brilliance,” while AllMusic deemed it “dazzling in its concept and its execution.

On I am the moon: II. Ascension, “We hear TTB capture in the studio what it does so well on stage, which is engaging every member of the 12-piece band in a beautifully conversational way,” says Glide. The Arts Fuse adds, “As they slowly draw back the curtain on the full reveal of I Am The Moon, TTB dispenses an astonishing amount of detail and design to consider and enjoy. The band cultivates anticipation in a way which seems more authentic than fanciful.

In this exciting and creative new chapter for TTB, the four albums that make up I Am The Moon — I. Crescent, II. Ascension, III. The Fall, and IV. Farewell – features staggered release dates over four consecutive months. Additionally, each installment of I Am The Moon comes with its own album-length accompanying film that will debut three days before each audio release. The immersive films offer fans the chance to experience music the way the band intended, in an uninterrupted community setting. Full film and audio release dates below.

Last week, Derek Trucks sat down for a riveting and in-depth interview with Rick Beato for his wildly popular YouTube show that delves into Derek’s unique guitar/audio technique, his deep-rooted jazz influences, and so much more. Look here.

Pre-order I AM THE MOON HERE and watch the project trailer HERE

All vinyl configurations, including individual LPs and the deluxe box of 4 LPs I Am The Moon, will be available on September 9, 2022. (The TTB store is sold out, please order EXCLUSIVELY through the Fantasy Records store.)

For Tedeschi Trucks Band’s extended tour dates in 2022, see below. For more ticket information, please visit


I am the moon: I. Crescent

Film premiere: May 31

Album release: June 3

I am the moon: II. Ascent

Film premiere: June 28

Album release: July 1

I am the moon: III. The fall

Film premiere: July 26

Album release: July 29

I am the moon: IV. Goodbye

Film premiere: August 23

Album release: August 26

I Am The Moon – All Vinyl Setups: Individual LPs + the 4-LP Deluxe Box available September 9th.

Tedeschi Trucks Group Tour Dates

July 26 / Aurora, IL / RiverEdge Park

July 27 / St. Louis, MO / Fabulous Fox Theater

July 29-30 / Morrison, CO / Red Rocks Amphitheater

August 18 / San Diego, CA / Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater

August 19 / Los Angeles, CA / The Greek Theater

August 20 / Berkeley, CA / The Greek Theater

August 23 / Sacramento, CA / Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

August 24 / Eugene, OR / Cuthbert Amphitheater

August 26 / Auburn, WA / White River Amphitheater

August 27 / Bend, OR / Hayden Homes Amphitheater

August 28 / Reno, NV / Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

August 31 / Boise, ID / Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden

September 1 / Bonner, MT / Kettlehouse Amphitheater

September 3 / Moorhead, MN / Bluestem Center for the Arts Amphitheater

September 29 – October 8 / New York, NY / Beacon Theater

October 17 / Copenhagen, DK / Amager Bio

October 18 / Copenhagen, DK / Amager Bio

October 20 / Randers, DK / Vaerket

October 21 / Oslo, NO / Sentrum Scene

October 22 / Stockholm, SE / Annex

October 25 / Berlin, DE / Verti Music Hall

October 26 / Hamburg, DE / Arena

October 27 / Prague, CZ / Forum Karlin

October 30 / Rotterdam, NL / RTM Stage

November 2 / Dublin, IE / The Helix

November 4 / London, UK / The London Palladium

November 5 / London, UK / The London Palladium

November 6 / London, UK / The London Palladium

November 9 / Manchester, UK / Manchester Academy

November 10 / Glasgow, UK / O2 Academy Glasgow

November 12 / Paris, FR / The Trianon

November 13 / Paris, FR / The Trianon

November 15 / Paris, FR / Bataclan


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