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Check out photos and listen to every set played on Sunday in Boca Raton at the Sunshine Music Festival.
Mike Gordon Debuts 'Destiny Unbound' & Tedeschi Trucks Band Jams With Hot Tuna At Sunshine Music Festival
Sunshine Music Festival got underway yesterday as both Mike Gordon and Tedeschi Trucks Band used the opportunity to debut new material.
Once again, the Tedeschi Trucks Band will headline a triple-bill touring festival this summer.
Derek Trucks has been waiting for Sunday’s Jacksonville Jaguars home playoff game for nearly two decades and Susan Tedeschi will sing the anthem.
Chad Berndtson reflects on the lives and music made by co-founding The Allman Brothers Band members Butch Trucks and Gregg Allman who passed away earlier this year.
Stream Tedeschi Trucks Band’s cover of “Alabama” by Neil Young from a recent show in Oakland.
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About Derek Trucks
Blues/blues-rock guitarist Derek Trucks is the nephew of longtime Allman Brothers drummer Butch Trucks. He displays a command of slide guitar styles running the gamut from blues to classic R&B and early rock & roll to classic jazz. Although blues players like Buddy Guy, Elmore James, and Duane Allman have been a strong influence on Trucks’ slide guitar playing, so have pre-’70s jazz players like John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and Sun Ra. Trucks began playing guitar when he was nine, and shared stages and sat in with the likes of Buddy Guy and the Allman Brothers Band by the time he was 12.
Trucks began his professional career playing with blues bands around his native Jacksonville, Florida, and formed his own group in high school. Before the age of 20, Trucks had shared stages and jammed with Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh, and Stephen Stills. The Derek Trucks Band, with members ranging in age from their twenties to their forties, released their self-titled debut album in 1997 on Landslide Records. Out of the Madness followed in late 1998. After the turn of the millennium, they released Joyful Noise (2002), Soul Serenade (2003), Live at Georgia Theatre (2004), and Songlines (2006). Already Free appeared from RCA in 2009.
On June 22, 2010, The Derek Trucks Band released Roadsongs, which was recorded live in Chicago during the 2009 Already Free world tour. In addition to the album, Trucks and wife and guitar-slinging partner Susan Tedeschi formed a touring band, and appeared together on Herbie Hancock’s The Imagine Project album, singing the Matthew Moore classic “Space Captain.” The Hancock recording was issued on the same day as Roadsongs. The pair’s group, the Tedeschi-Trucks Band, was an 11-piece soul-blues ensemble also included Oteil and Kofi Burbridge, on bass and keyboards, respectively, and drummers J.J. Johnson and Tyler Greenwell. The unit signed to Sony and released their debut album Revelator on its Masterworks imprint in June of 2011.