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.
The image accompanying this article is from DerekTrucks.com.
The Derek Trucks Band itinerary:
(Dates subject to change.)
|January 24 – 31||Ft. Lauderdale, FL||Blues Cruise|
|February 6||Portland, ME||Port City Music Hall|
|February 7||Carrabassett Valley, ME||King Pine Room @ Sugarloaf|
|February 8||Waterbury, CT||Palace Theater|
|February 11||Cleveland, OH||House of Blues|
|February 12||Cincinnati, OH||Bogart’s|
|February 13||Rochester, NY||Water Street Music Hall|
|February 14||Lewisburg, PA||Weis Center for the Performing Arts|
|February 15||Charleston, WV||Mountain Stage @ Cultural Center Theater|
|February 21||Memphis, TN||New Daisy Theater|
|February 22||New Orleans, LA||House of Blues|
|February 24||St. Louis, MO||The Pageant|
|February 25||Columbia, MO||The Blue Note|
|February 27||Des Moines, IA||Hoyt-Sherman Place|
|February 28||Council Bluffs, IA||Whiskey Roadhouse|
|March 4||Austin, TX||La Zona Rosa|
|March 5||Houston, TX||House of Blues|
|March 6||Dallas, TX||Granada Theater|
|April 2||Boston, MA||House of Blues|
|April 4||Reading, PA||Reading Crown Hotel Ballroom|
|April 5||Burgettstown, PA||Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse|
|April 8 – 9||Chicago, IL||Park West|
|April 10||North Kansas City, MO||Voodoo Lounge|
|April 11||Englewood, CO||Gothic Theater|
|April 15||San Francisco, CA||Grand Ballroom @ Regency Center|
|April 16||Los Angeles, CA||The Wiltern|
|April 17||San Diego, CA||House of Blues|
|April 22||London, ENG||O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire|
|April 24||Sheffield, ENG||Plug|
|April 25||Manchester, ENG||Manchester Academy 3|
|April 30||Paris, FRA||Alhambra|
Last Updated on January 14, 2009 by By Allison Reitz