Happy Birthday Derek Trucks | Guitar Solo Compilations

World renowned guitarist Derek Trucks turns a spry 36-years-old today. The former guitarist in The Allman Brothers Band has forged an impressive and prolific career since bursting onto the scene as six-string wunderkind decades ago. He’s traded licks with master guitarists like B.B. King, Buddy Guy Eric Clapton, Trey Anastasio, Warren Haynes, Jimmy Herring and many many more while developing a signature slide-based style and sound. In honor of Trucks’ 36 years we’re taking a close look at some of his most ripping solos from throughout his career.

[Photo by Ian Rawn]

Thanks to YouTube user John Davies we have four video compilations that cut straight to Derek getting to work on some of his most impressive guitar solos to date. He’s shown in a variety of settings with a variety of musicians including the Tedeschi Trucks Band which he currently fronts with his wife Susan Tedeschi.

Watch volume one:

“Midnight in Harlem”
“Standing on the Edge of Love”
“I’d Rather Go Blind”
“Soul Serenade”

Watch volume two:

“The Sky is Crying”
“Angel From Montgomery”/”Sugaree”
“Midnight in Harlem”

Watch volume three:

“I Wish I Knew”
“Bound For Glory”
Live jam with BB King

Watch volume four:

Songs unlisted