Allman Brothers Band Showcases New Member Derek Trucks On ‘Dreams’ In 1999
In June 1999, The Allman Brothers Band embarked on their first tour with guitarist Derek Trucks. Derek was showcased in a stellar version of the classic “Dreams” from that month for which audio recently surfaced.
Trucks made his debut as a full-time member of the ABB on June 12, 1999 at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado. Derek was called upon to replace Jack Pearson, who decided to leave the band and Trucks stuck around through the legendary rockers’ final show in 2014.
The Allman Brothers Band’s 1999 Summer Tour would be one of just three runs featuring Derek and Dickey Betts. Dickey was fired from the ABB before the group hit the road the following summer. Derek and Dickey were joined in the June 1999 – May 2000 Allman Brothers Band lineup by drummers Jaimoe and Butch Trucks, percussionist Marc Quinones, bassist Oteil Burbridge and keyboardist Gregg Allman.
On June 27, 1999, The Allman Brothers Band brought their tour to the Xfinity Theatre in Hartford. Derek’s 12th show was highlighted by a 13-minute “Dreams” that came within the second of two electric portions of the concert which bookended a brief acoustic interlude. Trucks took the second solo of the song and with the use of a slide patiently built his solo to a frothy peak. Listen to an audience recording of the ABB’s “Dreams” from June 27, 1999 shared by Dayne Peachman: