Derek & Duane Trucks Guest With Aquarium Rescue Unit On This Date In 2007


In the spring of 2007 the Derek Trucks Band played a series of shows with Col. Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit. On May 9, 2007 the groups performed at Innsbrook Pavilion in Richmond, Virginia. Derek Trucks sat-in with ARU that evening as did his brother Duane Trucks and his drummer at the time Yonrico Scott.

In the recording below we get to hear Derek and ARU guitarist Jimmy Herring treat the audience in Richmond to fretboard fireworks on such songs as “Compared To What,” “I’m So Glad” and “Payday.” Later in the night Duane emerges to help out on “Born In Chicago,” while ARU’s set concluded with a cover of Bobby “Blue” Bland’s “Turn On Your Lovelight” featuring Yonrico Scott. The ARU lineup in 2007 found the Col. joined by Herring, bassist Oteil Burbridge, drummer Jeff Sipe and Bobby Rodgers on banjo.

Full Set Audio (Taped by Mark Zaiser)


Set: The Isles Of Langerhan, Poor Boy, Shoeless Joe, Compared To What*, I’m So Glad*, Payday*, Band Introductions > Kalija*, Working On A Building, Time Flack, Born In Chicago**, Time Is Free, Turn On Your Lovelight^

  • * w/ Derek Trucks
  • ** w/ Duane Trucks on drums
  • ^ w/ Yonrico Scott on drums