Derek TrucksOn 08/06/1979: Derek Trucks was born.
He was born in Jacksonville, Florida. His uncle, Butch, is the drummer of The Allman Brothers Band and his great-uncle, Virgil, was a major league baseball pitcher.
He obtained his first guitar at the age of nine when he bought one at a yard sale for $5. His first performance was at the age of 11. By 13 he had gone on tour with Thunderhawk and played alongside Buddy Guy.
In 1996 he formed The Derek Trucks Band.
By the time he was 20 he had played alongside Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh and Stephen Stills.
In 1999 he became a full member of The Allman Brothers Band, after spending several years as a guest musician with the group.He features with them on the albums: "Peakin' at the Beacon", "Live at the Beacon Theatre", "Hittin' the Note" and "One Way".
In 2006 he joined Eric Clapton and JJ Cale on the album "The Road to Escondido". The following year he was invited to Crossroads Guitar Festival and Eric Clapton asked him to join his band to tour after the festival. 2007 also saw Trucks and his wife Susan Tedeschi form a band, comprised of a combination of their bands called Soul Stew Revival. In 2008 he recorded "Already Free" with his band at his newly built home studio.
By the end of 2009, The Derek Trucks Band went on a break and then dissolved.
In 2010 he formed the Tedeschi Trucks Band with his wife. A highly successful and admired group they have to date released three superb studio albums and a live album.
In 2014 Trucks and Warren Haynes decided to leave the Allman Brothers Band and the group decided to dissolve.