Saturday, 23 April 2011

Derek Trucks: one of the guitar greats

Although this is a motorcycle blog, I have to make an exception and mention the brilliant Tedeschi-Trucks Band gig at the Palace Theatre in Melbourne that we attended last night. I'm lost for superlatives to describe how good they were and the brilliance of Derek Trucks' guitar playing. We heard our favorites such as 'Midnight in Harlem', 'Any Day','Bound for Glory' and a heap of tracks from their forthcoming album 'Revelator'. (Our favorites were songs we'd seen them play on the various Eric Clapton "Crossroads" Festival DVD's). Their encore number was a superb version of 'Space Captain' (Original by Leon Russell & Joe Cocker). Susan T's soulful vocals were stunning and she's become an extremely skillful guitarist in her own right.
The support act was the 'Robert Randolf Family Band' a group well worth seeing in their own right!
More tour dates at the Tedeschi-Trucks website HERE.


  1. Jules,
    Until now, I hadn't connected Derek Trucks with the re-formed Allman Brothers Band. It makes perfect sense after listening to Tedeschi-Trucks numbers on YouTube. I'd have liked to have seen them too!

  2. Hi Geoff, well they actually play in Auckland in 4 days time on 27 April at a place called the Powerstation. See

    Sometimes if you close your eyes when Derek Trucks is playing you might think that you are listening to Duane Allman. The second disc on the 2010 "Crossroads" music DVD features them for quite a few tracks, along with Warren Haynes, another member of the Allmans.

    There are a number of big name performers in Australia at present (Bob Dylan, BB King etc) for the Byron Bay Blues Festival and many of them do side shows in Sydney & Melbourne.See for the full lineup.

    My ears are still ringing - it was damn LOUD! I genuinely wish I'd worn some earplugs as I noticed some in the crowd did.

    Cheers Jules