Best wishes for a Happy Birthday to guitarist Derek Trucks, born today in 1979. Known primarily as a member of the Allman Brothers Band and the eponymous Derek Trucks Band, Derek’s styles are firmly rooted in the blues but expand widely into jazz and rock.
Nephew of Allman Brothers drummer, Butch Trucks, Derek has been around music and guitars since he was knee-high to Fender Vibrolux.
Derek on stage – age 13 and with Livingston Taylor – age 9
It’s been my pleasure to see Derek perform with Santana, Eric Clapton, and of course, the Brothers. Legend has it that he bought his first guitar at a yard sale for $5.00 and was quickly recognized as child prodigy. He’s married to Susan Tedeschi.
Happy Birthday, Derek.
- Solo Compilation
- “I’d Rather Go Blind” – at The White House (2012) with Wife Susan and Warren Haynes
- “The Thrill Is Gone” – with Warren Haynes (2013)
- “Midnight Rider & Soulshine” – with the Allman Brothers Band
- “Desdemona” (solo only) – with the Allman Brothers Band