Derek Trucks Jams w/ Already Free Contest Winner

Derek Trucks Band "Get Out Of My Life Woman"
Featuring Mike Gannon, Indaba Music Contest Winner

In February of 2009, Indaba Music partnered with the Derek Trucks Band and their label, Sony Music, on a unique program that invited musicians from all over the world to collaborate with the band on their (then) new single "Get What You Deserve" from Already Free. The song's instrument stems were posted for fans to remix and re-imagine on, an online networking and collaboration. And of the hundreds of high quality versions that resulted from the collaborative program, it was a complete re-interpretation of the song by a young music student in Charlottesville, VA named Mike Gannon that stood out to Derek and his fellow judges. As the grand prize winner of the program, Mike not only won a signed Epiphone G-400 guitar, but also a meet and greet with the band, which he redeemed on August 7 in Hyannis, MA. In the spur of the moment Derek handed Mike a 1959 Les Paul and invited him up onstage to jam with the band. Check out the video here:

For more on Derek Trucks see our exclusive feature/interview from earlier this year here.

[Published on: 8/27/09]

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