Derek Trucks is called the best “slide” in the world. His artistry can be compared to the play of late Duane Allman. This comparison is not accidental – in 1999, Trucks joined THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND. You have to be really good to play with Warren Haynes at the age of 19 – without any complexes!
Derek began his adventure with the guitar at the age of 9. He bought an instrument for five dollars, suggesting his nice look. The jokes are over. When he was 11, he played for the first paid gigs with the bluesmen from Atlanta. His father helped him set up his own band and from that moment things went downhill. Derek was so devoted to the playing that he had to finish the school individually between subsequent trips.
Derek Trucks is a talent born once in many years. He did a lot to develop blues music from which he “went out” and to move the listener to completely different music regions. He draws from tradition but looks to the future.