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Roots music’s reigning creative power couple: Derek Trucks poses with one of his beloved Gibson SGs and Susan Tedeschi holds the Gretsch White Falcon used for the new albums’ sessions.

Photo by David McClister

Seeking a “hard reset,” Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi lead their rambling roots-music collective though an ambitious new four-part opus that tells Layla’s side of the story.

Sometimes the universe brings together timeless energies that seem destined to explode into a beautiful new creation. All they need is the right people to harness them and unlock their potential. In the case examined here, those energies included an ancient Persian love story, a legendary ’70s rock album, the sometimes-painful realities of relationships, and a worldwide pandemic. The people are the wife-and-husband guitar duo of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, along with the 10 other members of their Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB). The creation? A four-part multimedia masterwork titled I Am the Moon.

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Listen to three world-renowned musicians discuss their musical foundations with Paul Reed Smith.


(L to R: Warren Haynes, Carlos Santana, Paul Smith, Derek Trucks)

If you could listen in on a conversation between Carlos Santana, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, and Paul Reed Smith, what do you think you might learn? While Santana and the Allman Brothers were on a recent tour, Paul Reed Smith sat down with this group of highly-respected guitarists to have a casual conversation about tone, finding your voice, and being a musician.

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2015 Gibson Les Paul Standard

The extensive range includes three SG guitars, three basses (SG and Thunderbird), a Firebird, and 11 variations of the legendary Gibson Les Paul.

Nashville, TN (October 3, 2014) -- Gibson USA has unveiled its new 2015 Model Year lineup. The guitars come in new finishes with major playing improvements.

“Gibson USA has established the business practice of introducing a new model line every year in the fall. Every new Model Year is the culmination of research on how we can make the most advanced guitars,” says the company.

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