Recent News
December 17, 2010
DEREK TRUCKS EARNS 3 NOMINATIONS AT THE 2011 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS!
Entourage Talent is proud to announce that Derek Trucks has been nominated in three categories for The Blues Foundation’s 2011 Blues Music Awards. Derek got the nod for ‘best guitarist,’ while The Derek Trucks Band received nominations in the categories of ‘Best Rock Blues Album’ (for their recent live release Roadsongs) and ‘Best Band.’ At the 2010 Blues Music Awards Derek took home the award for ‘Best Guitarist’ while the DTB scored ‘Best Album’ for their 2009 release, Already Free. Congrats to all the nominees!
March 10, 2010
dTb FANS CHOOSE NAME FOR LIVE ALBUM!
After Hundreds of fans submitted suggestions, The Derek Trucks Band’s forthcoming live album has finally been named. The live two-disc album, compiled from two spectacular dTb shows in April at Chicago’s Park West will be titled "Roadsongs." More information on Roadsongs will be made available in the coming weeks, including the full track listing, album artwork and release date at www.DerekTrucks.com
February 01, 2010
DTB WINS GRAMMY!
Congratulations to The Derek Trucks Band, who were awarded their first GRAMMY! 'Already Free' took home the GRAMMY for Best Contemporary Blues Album against some special competition, including Susan Tedeschi, whose wonderful album Back To The River was also nominated in the same category. Yonrico Scott was on hand to accept the award on behalf of the band.For more information, please visit www.derektrucks.com/
December 14, 2009
DTB CLOSES 2009 TOUR ON A HIGH NOTE
In true DTB fashion, the band's 2009 tour closer at 'The Egg' in Albany was nothing short of spectacular. The Derek Trucks Band, who is going on hiatus in the coming year, put on a three hour no-frills masterful show that concludes the band's 2009 Already Free World Tour, which brought them to more than a dozen Countries on four continents. For a show review, visit: blog.timesunion.com
December 03, 2009
"ALREADY FREE" RECEIVES GRAMMY NOMINATION...AND MORE!
Congratulations to The Derek Trucks Band, whose 2009 release, "Already Free" (Sony/Victor) has been nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album of the year! The band's 6th studio album, which had it's highest debut on the Billboard 200 to date, is amongst good company; Robert Cray, Mavis Staples, Ruthie Foster and Truck's wife, Susan Tedeschi (featuring Derek collaborating on her album and she on his). The much deserved nomination comes as The Derek Trucks Band, following 16 years of relentless touring, will go on hiatus in 2010 while the Trucks' mount a new project (a formal collaboration of Tedeschi and Trucks which will feature a new touring band), scheduled to make it's debut in April 2010. This re-confirmation of the couple's talent and creativity (the 4th nomination for Tedeschi and, yet another, amongst numerous accolades for Mr. Trucks), is another exclamation point in their individual and combined future legacies, coming just as the duo are putting plans in motion for what promises to be one of the most formidable of husband and wife tours ever! For more information on The Derek Trucks Band, please visit www.Derektrucks.com
November 04, 2009
The DTB Announce Hiatus & New Live Album
After 16 years of relentless touring, and a fantastic 2009 that featured the release of Already Free, and a World Tour that brought the band to more than a dozen countries on four continents, The Derek Trucks Band is taking a hiatus in 2010. There are still a number of dTb dates scheduled throughout November and December of 2009 – see below for the full list, and head to the Tour Page to purchase tickets

To commemorate a stellar year of dTb concerts, they are releasing a live CD in 2010 from one of the band’s shows from the Already Free Tour. They have been listening to the tapes and the band is getting excited about their first full-length live album since 2004’s Live At Georgia Theatre.

Stay tuned to DerekTrucks.com for more news about 2010, and all the details about the band’s forthcoming live album…

11/4 Stroudsburg, PA -- Sherman Theatre

11/5 New London, CT -- Garde Arts Center

11/6 Rutland, VT -- Paramount Theatre

11/7 Montreal, QC -- Metropolis

11/10 Charlottesville, VA -- Old Cabell Hall (UVA)

12/2 Atlanta, GA -- Variety Playhouse

12/3 Atlanta, GA -- Variety Playhouse

12/4 Mobile, AL -- Soul Kitchen

12/5 Macon, GA -- Fly South Music Festival

12/6 Tampa, FL -- The Ritz Ybor

12/10 New York, NY -- Skirball Center (NYU)

12/11 Peekskill, NY -- Paramount Center

12/12 Westhampton Beach, NY -- Westhampton Beach PAC

12/13 Albany, NY -- The Egg

August 21, 2009
Downbeat Magazine's annual reader's poll is now open for fan voting, and this year's edition includes a pair of nominations for Derek Trucks and dTb!
Derek Trucks picked up a nomination for "Best Blues Artist/Group," and the competition is sure to be heated... Other nominees include legends like BB King, Mavis Staples and Buddy Guy, contemporaries such as the North Mississippi All-Stars and Keb' Mo', Derek's former bandmate Eric Clapton, and for the coup de grâce, Derek's lovely and talented wife, Ms. Susan Tedeschi.

In the category for "Best Blues Album," The Derek Trucks Band gets the nod for Already Free, and once again the band is pitted against Susan Tedeschi as well as Buddy, BB, Dr John, Taj Mahal, and Wynton Marsalis & Willie Nelson, to name just a few.

So if you have a moment, please cast a vote (for Derek, we hope!) in the 2009 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll

August 20, 2009
The derek trucks band continues "rippin' it up" this summer!
August, back in the U.S., The DTB continues "layin' it down" and "rippin' it up" as they did across Europe during their summer tour.

"It was probably the best act we could have closed the Fest with, and thank you for making it happen."

-Philadelphia Folk Festival

"Your guys were a pleasure to work with. Thanks very much, the fest was the biggest in 17 years."

-Hot August Blues Festival

"Amazing concert... I was blown away"

-Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts/Summer Outdoor Series

August 04, 2009
Jamband.com Article lauds Derek Trucks
Under the "Feature" section of Jambands.com, the July 31st interview entitled "A Walk in The Fog" with Dave Schools and J Mascis names Derek Trucks as an "amazing guitarist." When asked about which guitar players he likes, J Mascis exclaimed, "I like Duane Allman, but something about Derek Trucks is more kind of mind boggling to me. To read the full article, please visit www.jambands.com
July 31, 2009
The Derek Trucks Band ROCKS and rolls through the UK and Europe!
The Derek Trucks Band is finally back on home turf after a month on the road in the UK and Europe. Needless to say, promoters and fans over there were no less impressed and in awe than they are here:

"(SIC) I went to see Derek's show yesterday night at Portaferrada. The show was fantastic, I believe Derek can be a music reference of his generation, no doubt about it. He has it all, the roots, the technic, the feeling, a great phrasing, the attitude, ...”

- Colectivo Promoción Jazz, Spain

"The Derek Trucks show was awesome and the highlight of the festival... Personally, this was one of the best shows I have ever seen...it was a pleasure to work with this artist and your company. Any time again."

- Herzberg Festival, Germany

"I’ve just returned from seeing Derek & his band at the Birmingham O2 Academy, here in England. It was a 300 mile round trip, but equally worth the effort it took me & my pals to make a similar trip to see him perform at Sheffield in April of this year. Both sublime performances. We were spellbound throughout both gigs."

- Andy from Norfolk, UK

"... he is a genius and so nice. It was great to have him and we do expect him back very soon! It was a real pleasure."

- Montreux Jazz Festival

Artist Biography
Derek Truck's musical career began at the age of nine, when he picked up a five dollar acoustic guitar at a yard sale. "It was nothing special," he claims, “It was just the only thing that looked interesting." But that seemingly inconsequential purchase changed his life. After learning what he could from his father and a family friend, Derek began playing with other musicians around town. "It happened pretty quick," Derek remembers. Within the span of a single year, he had purchased an instrument, learned how to play, and began touring - with his father acting as road manager/chaperone. What had begun as a weekend activity quickly became a life’s pursuit, and would eventually result in Derek being the youngest player to make Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" list, as well as the cover of Rolling Stone’s 2007 “New Guitar Gods” issue.

Derek got his first paying gig at age 11 and formed his first band at age 12. In 1999, at the ripe age of 19, Derek was asked to join The Allman Brothers Band, taking over slide guitar duty. (Derek's uncle, "Butch" Trucks, is a founding member of the Allmans) and he found himself balancing the schedules of two full-time touring bands, often logging over 300 days a year on the road. His schedule grew even tighter when asked to join Eric Clapton’s touring band for his 2006-2007 world tour. The opportunity to play alongside this living legend was obviously too good to pass up so for quite a three years Derek juggled all three bands, including shows featuring both The Derek Trucks Band and the Allmans on the same bill. In 2010 Derek added a new challenge to his schedule by forming an 11 member band with his wife and legendary blues guitarist in her own, Susan Tedeschi. The two began by working their new venture into their busy schedules for the first few years, until they eventually made a decision to focus fully on TTB and their solo careers, instead of their respective bands.

In January 2014, Derek announced jointly with Warren Hayes (Allmans band-mate for the last 15 years) that 2014 will be each man's last year touring with the legendary band.