American Derek Trucks reckons his Christian name might have been inspired by Eric Clapton’s Derek and The Dominoes! If not exactly born with a guitar in hand, he certainly had one by the time he was nine years old, bought for 5 bucks from a garage sale. By the age of twenty he was a part of the legendary Allmann Bros.
The list of others he’s played with before forming his own band makes equally impressive reading – Stephen Stills, Bob Dylan and Joe Walsh for instance. He also got to play with Clapton on a studio production called “The Road to Escondido.” Trucks plays an eclectic mix of blues, jazz,and Southern rock. “This Sky” is a great intro to him. Proper sit back and stare at the sky stuff.
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About the Curator: Richard Parsons
I grew up listening to music from the late 60’s onwards. Pirate pop radio; swapping LP’s with friends; exploring genres; daydreaming over the latest woofer and tweeter.
In reality I spent thirty years imparting imperfect knowledge of English literature and drama to young minds in school. Regrets? No. I loved teaching; loved the interaction with the pupils, and made lifelong friends as a result. And what better way to keep up to date with music? I always played stuff in my lessons, and as a result, I’d be bombarded with suggestions from my flock! “Sir! Have you heard…?”