Derek Trucks Biography/Wiki
Derek Trucks is an American guitarist, songwriter, and founder of the Grammy Award-winning. He is the founder of the Grammy winner Derek Trucks Band. He became an official member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1999. In 2010 he formed the Tedeschi Trucks Band with his wife, blues singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi.
His musical style encompasses several genres and he has twice appeared on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. He is the nephew of Butch Trucks, drummer for the Allman Brothers
Derek Trucks Age
Trucks was born on June 8, 1979, in Jacksonville, Florida USA. He is at the age of forty  as of 2019. He is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. According to Trucks, the name of Eric Clapton’s band, Derek and the Dominos, had “something to do with the name Derek, not the spelling”.
Trucks bought his first guitar at a yard sale for $5 at age nine and became a child prodigy, who played his first paid performance at age 11. Trucks began playing the guitar using a slide because it allowed him to play the guitar despite his small, young hands. By his 13th birthday, Trucks had played alongside Buddy Guy and toured with Thunderhawk.
Derek Trucks Band
Trucks created The Derek Trucks Band in 1994, playing with performers like Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh, and Stephen Stills by his 20th birthday. After playing as a guest musician for several years with The Allman Brothers Band. In 1999, Trucks became an official band member.
He appeared on Peakin ‘ albums at the Beacon, Live at the Beacon Theatre, Hittin ‘ the Note and One Way Out. Trucks started a studio partnership with Eric Clapton in 2006 called The Road to Escondido. And also played that year with three bands in 17 separate nations.
Trucks was invited to perform at the 2007 Crossroads Guitar Festival, and after the festival, he toured as part of Clapton’s band.
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under review, we will update soon. However, he has made great achievements in the music industry below are some of his songs:
With the Derek Trucks Band
The Derek Trucks Band (1997)
Out of the Madness (1998)
Joyful Noise (2002)
Soul Serenade (2003)
Live at Georgia Theatre (2004)
Songlines (2006) (Legacy Recordings)
With the Allman Brothers Band
Peakin’ at the Beacon (2000)
Hittin’ the Note (2003)
One Way Out (2004)
With The Tedeschi Trucks Band
Everybody’s Talkin’ (2012)
Made Up Mind (2013)
Let Me Get By (2016)
Live from the Fox Oakland (2017)
Derek Trucks Layla
Derek received the chance of a lifetime when he opened for The Allman Brothers Band during a July 4, 1993 performance in Raleigh, North Carolina; to the delight of the crowd, Derek launched into a soulful spin on Derek And The Dominos’ 1972 classic “Layla” and with his gold slide on his ring finger, long blond hair and Gibson SG no doubt reminded them of late Allman Brothers Band guitar legend Duane Allman.
Derek Trucks Tuning
One of the most distinctive sounds in blues and rock music is that of a slide guitar.”Slide play” relates to the practice of softly pushing a soft object against the strings and swinging it up and down their length to generate different pitches without pushing the strings against the fretboard.
Many of the old blues players from the early twentieth century would saw the neck of a bottle and use it as a slide (hence the term “bottleneck guitar”), while others would cut off a small length of metal pipe and use that as a slide. Metal produces a brighter tone while glass provides a smoother sound.
You can readily discover glass and metal slides in any guitar shop today, and ceramic slides are offered by some producers. Most players “wear” the slide on a cargo finger. Delta blues legend Robert Johnson wore a metal slide on his pinkie, as did Johnny Winter, while Duane Allman wore a glass bottle-type slide on his ring finger, as do Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks. Bonnie Raitt, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, and Dickey Betts prefer to wear the slide on their middle finger.
The most common open tunings for slide guitar playing are open E, D, G, and A. Allman and Trucks, widely considered to be two of the greatest slide players ever, have mostly preferred to play slide in open E tuning, which is spelled, low to high, E B E G# B E. With this tuning, the guitar’s open A, D and G strings are tuned up to B, E, and G#, respectively.
Strumming across all six open strings sounds an E major chord, and barring across them at any given fret will yield a major chord with the root notes found on the sixth, fourth and first strings. For proper intonation when playing with a slide (playing in tune), it should be placed directly above the fret-wire, applying just enough pressure against the strings to allow the note to ring clearly.
Usually, the open tuning used for a slide is the same as the key of the song. When soloing in open E, the primary positions used are low on the neck, incorporating open strings, as well as moving between the 10th and 12th frets across all of the strings.
Derek Trucks Family
Virgil Trucks professional baseball player 1917–2013.
Butch Trucks drummer and founding member of the Allman Brothers Band, nephew of Virgil Trucks 1947-2017.
Derek Trucks guitarist and member of the Allman Brothers Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band, nephew of Butch Trucks and brother of Duane Trucks (born 1979).
Duane Trucks drummer and member of Widespread Panic and Hard Working Americans, nephew of Butch Trucks and brother of Derek Trucks (born 1988).
Vaylor Trucks, guitarist, and member of The Yeti Trio, son of Butch Trucks and cousin of Derek Trucks and Duane Trucks
Melody Trucks, percussion and vocalist for the Melody Trucks Band daughter of Butch Trucks sister of Vaylor Trucks and cousin of Derek Trucks and Duane Truck
Derek Trucks Wife
Derek Trucks married his long-term girlfriend, Susan Tedeschi, a singer, and a musician. Susan Tedeschi born November 9, 1970, is an American singer and guitarist. A multiple Grammy Award nominee, she is a member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, a conglomeration of her band, her husband Derek Trucks’s the Derek Trucks Band, and other musicians.
Tedeschi served as a judge for the 7th annual Independent Music Awards.
Before the couple got married they dated each other for a long time. Derek’s wife Susan gave birth to a son, Charles Khalil Trucks and a daughter, Sophia Naima Trucks. The couple lives a happy married life along with their children and there are no rumors of the pair getting a divorce.
Derek Trucks Net Worth
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Estimated Net Worth in 2019 $100K-1M (Approx.)Previous Year’s Net Worth (2018) Under ReviewAnnual Salary Under Review.Income Source Primary Income source Guitarist. Noted, Derek’s primary income source is Guitarist, Currently, We don’t have enough information about Cars, Monthly/Yearly Salary, etc. We will update you soon.