Derek Trucks is one of the finest slide players to ever pick up an electric guitar – learn how to add his lyrical soloing style to your repertoire

Derek Trucks
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Derek Trucks is the nephew of Butch Trucks, the original drummer in the Allman Brothers Band, so naturally, the child prodigy Derek was influenced early on by Duane Allman’s slide guitar style.

Over time he has formulated his own highly personal approach to slide guitar playing. His style is very lyrical with a more legato approach than many great slide players. His band with his wife Susan Tedeschi is one of the most popular blues-based live acts on the worldwide scene.

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