Who is he?
Derek Trucks is an American singer, and a legendary guitarist, regarded as one of the 100 greatest guitarists ever. He is the founder of The Dereck Trucks Band. His genres of music are blues and rock music. Read along to learn more about his life, work, and earnings.
Early Life and Biography
He was born on June 8, 1979, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Facts about his education are not familiar, but he started playing the guitar while very young, and bought his first guitar at 9 years of age. He was a child prodigy on the instrument, and performed for the first time in front of an audience at 11. The legendary drummer, Butch Trucks, is his uncle. Derek has a younger brother Duane, who is a drummer as well.
Derek is a family man. After dating for many years, he married Susan Tedeschi in 2001, who is also a musician. They have two kids together, a son and a daughter, born in 2002 and 2004 respectively.
Derek Trucks started his career while still very young. At 11, he worked with big musicians, like Buddy Guy. He first performed alongside and under other artists, but he soon decided to establish his own, independent career and future. In 1994, he founded his own band, where he was the lead guitar player. Throughout his career, he has collaborated with artists like Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills, and Joe Walsh.
He was also a guest musician in The Allman Brothers band for several years. In 1999, he became a formal member, receiving a lot of success and releasing several great albums. Both of his bands are popular and famous, with large fan bases. In 2010, he started another band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, with his wife, but this one was not that successful.
The album “Already Five” by The Derek Trucks Band won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album in 2010.
As of this year, the legendary guitarist has an estimated net worth of around $230 million, an astonishing wealth for a guitarist. He is one of the top-paid guitar players in the world, thanks to his great skills and the success of his two bands. He twice made the list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time for a good reason.