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.

The image accompanying this article is from DerekTrucks.com.

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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