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A Musical Power Couple With A Dozen-Strong Entourage

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A Musical Power Couple With A Dozen-Strong Entourage

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A Musical Power Couple With A Dozen-Strong Entourage

A Musical Power Couple With A Dozen-Strong Entourage

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Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi (center) are the musical power couple at the core of Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist
Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi (center) are the musical power couple at the core of Tedeschi Trucks Band.
Mark Seliger/Courtesy of the artist

Singer Susan Tedeschi and guitarist Derek Trucks met and fell in love in New Orleans. They got married and started a family, but pursued their music careers separately — until 2010, when the two combined forces and gathered some of their favorite players to form the Tedeschi Trucks Band. A year later came their first album, Revelator, and they've just released a follow-up titled Made Up Mind.

Tedeschi and Trucks recently spoke with NPR's Rachel Martin about their songwriting process and the challenges inherent in wrangling the talents of their 11-piece ensemble. Click the audio link to hear their conversation.

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