Derek Trucks

Born to play guitar

Derek Trucks is the founder of the Grammy Award winning The Derek Trucks Band and an official member of The Allman Brothers Band since 1999. He plays in the Tedeschi Trucks Band with his wife, Susan Tedeschi. Derek also collaborates with many other musicians on variousr recording and performing projects.

Trucks is the nephew of longtime Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks. He displays a command of slide guitar styles running the gamut from blues to classic R&B and early rock & roll to classic jazz. Although blues players like Buddy Guy, Elmore James, and Duane Allman have been a strong influence on Trucks' slide guitar playing, so have pre-'70s jazz players like John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and Sun Ra.

Derek plays Category 5 Camille and Isabelle amplifiers, primarily for studio work.

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