Fronted by former child prodigy and namesake guitarist, the Derek Trucks Band will cross the United States this winter and spring before heading across...

Fronted by former child prodigy and namesake guitarist, the Derek Trucks Band will cross the United States this winter and spring before heading across the pond for a few tour close-out dates in Europe. The musician’s trek launches February 6 at Port City Music Hall in Portland, ME, and continues nationally through an April 17 concert at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA.

Along the way, the Derek Trucks Band will perform at House of Blues venues on February 11 in Cleveland, OH, on February 22 in New Orleans, LA, on March 5 in Houston, TX, and on April 2 at the newest venue located in Boston, MA.

Before hitting the road, Trucks and his band will hit the waves for the Blues Cruise to Fort Lauderdale, FL, from January 24-31. During the five-day cruise, Trucks will play nightly sets with his band, as well as with his wife, singer-songwriter Susan Tedeschi, and their collaborative group Soul Stew Revival.

The Derek Trucks Band is supporting the musician’s sixth studio album, “Already Free,” which hit stores today (January 13). Besides Trucks’ impressive guitarwork, the album features guest appearances by a number of musicians, including Tedeschi and Warren Haynes, Trucks’s bandmate in the Allman Brothers Band.


“This album was completely organic. We had no expectations. We just came down and started writing. Then one thing led to the next. I had all this time off so I just started calling up friends,” Trucks said in a statement about the album, which features guest appearances by a number of musicians, including Tedeschi.

Trucks continued, “Once the process started rolling and once we realized that we were onto something, we were writing tunes and all the sounds we were getting were amazing and it was starting to feel great. It felt like something was happening and we wanted to keep throwing musicians on the fire.”

Only 29 years old, Trucks has been playing guitar since he was nine years old, hailed by the industry early on as a child prodigy. His uncle, drummer Butch Trucks, introduced him to the Allman Brothers Band, but the younger Trucks wasn’t named an official member until 1999. Trucks formed his solo group at the age of 15, releasing the eponymous debut “The Derek Trucks Band,” a few years later in 1997.

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The Derek Trucks Band itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)

January 24 – 31Ft. Lauderdale, FLBlues Cruise
February 6Portland, MEPort City Music Hall
February 7Carrabassett Valley, MEKing Pine Room @ Sugarloaf
February 8Waterbury, CTPalace Theater
February 11Cleveland, OHHouse of Blues
February 12Cincinnati, OHBogart’s
February 13Rochester, NYWater Street Music Hall
February 14Lewisburg, PAWeis Center for the Performing Arts
February 15Charleston, WVMountain Stage @ Cultural Center Theater
February 21Memphis, TNNew Daisy Theater
February 22New Orleans, LAHouse of Blues
February 24St. Louis, MOThe Pageant
February 25Columbia, MOThe Blue Note
February 27Des Moines, IAHoyt-Sherman Place
February 28Council Bluffs, IAWhiskey Roadhouse
March 4Austin, TXLa Zona Rosa
March 5Houston, TXHouse of Blues
March 6Dallas, TXGranada Theater
April 2Boston, MAHouse of Blues
April 4Reading, PAReading Crown Hotel Ballroom
April 5Burgettstown, PAPepsi-Cola Roadhouse
April 8 – 9Chicago, ILPark West
April 10North Kansas City, MOVoodoo Lounge
April 11Englewood, COGothic Theater
April 15San Francisco, CAGrand Ballroom @ Regency Center
April 16Los Angeles, CAThe Wiltern
April 17San Diego, CAHouse of Blues
April 22London, ENGO2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
April 24Sheffield, ENGPlug
April 25Manchester, ENGManchester Academy 3
April 30Paris, FRAAlhambra

Last Updated on January 14, 2009 by By Allison Reitz