Derek Trucks is the American guitarist who is the original member of The Derek Trucks Band and also performed as a band member of Allman Brothers Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band. He has been listed in the Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time twice and also won Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in the year 2012.
Derek Trucks was born on 8th June 1979, in Jacksonville, Florida, the United States. As of 2019, his age is 40 years old with his birth sign Gemini. He is the son of Chris Trucks (father) and Debbie Trucks (mother). He holds American nationality and belongs to White American as per ethnicity.
His uncle Butch Trucks is one of the original members of the Allman Brothers Band whereas his younger brother, Duane Trucks, is also a member of Widespread Panic and Hard Working Americans. Besides this, there is no further information about his early life and education background.
What is the Net Worth & Salary of Derek Trucks?
Thе lеgеndаrу guіtаrіѕt whо hаѕ ѕtаrtеd hіѕ саrееr аt thе аgе оf 9, muѕt bе hаvіng а whорріng nеt wоrth. According to some source, Derek Trucks hоldѕ а whорріng nеt wоrth оf nеаrlу $230 mіllіоn as of 2019. Most part of his net worth is accumulated from his musical career in bands, The Derek Trucks Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and The Allman Brothers Band as well as live tour performances.
On the other hands, his wife Susan Tedeschi is an American singer and guitarist whos net worth is $6 million. Their band, Tedeschi Trucks Band released several albums such as Revelator, Everybody’s Talkin‘, Made Up Mind, and Let Me Get By.
Оvеr hіѕ саrееr, Derek hаѕ соllаbоrаtеd wіth mаnу bіg bаndѕ аnd muѕісіаnѕ. Тhіѕ іѕ whу, hе іѕ tоdау оnе оf thе tор-раіd guіtаrіѕtѕ іn thе wоrld. Тruсkѕ mаdе thе ѕроt іn thе lіѕt оf ‘100 grеаtеѕt guіtаrіѕtѕ оf аll tіmе’ twісе. Also, hе hаѕ grасеd ‘2007 Сrоѕѕrоаdѕ Guіtаr Fеѕtіvаl’. Looking at this, we are sure that Derek is spending a very luxurious life along with his family.
Who is Derek Trucks wife? Any Children?
On December 5, 2001, Derek married an American singer and guitarist Susan Tedeschi, who served as a judge for the 7th annual Independent Music Awards. The couple met in New Orleans when Susan was the opening act on the Allman Brothers Band’s 1999 Summer Tour. Derek and his wife have been usually observed attending many musical events and musical occasions.
Likewise, the couple is blessed with two children named Charles Khalil Trucks, born in March 2002 and Sophia Naima Trucks, born in 2004. Derek now lives with his partner and his kids in Florida, the USA. There are also no rumors or controversies about his personal life and his career.
Derek Trucks’s Height & Weight
Derek stands at an average height with a decent weight. He has brown eyes color with a long brown beard and brown hair with a white skin tone. Regarding his other body measurements such as dress size, shoe size, waist size, chess size, bicep size, etc are unknown.
Derek Trucks’s Career
At the age of nine, Derek bought his first guitar and within three years, he got his first paid performance. At the age of 13, he also shared a stage with American blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy in Thunderhawk tour. In the year 1994, Trucks formed his own band, The Derek Trucks Band when he was just 15. At the age of 20, he performed with several popular artists including Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh, and Stephen Stills. Trucks frequently performed in The Allman Brothers Band as a guest musician but only after the year 1999 he became the official band member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Then he collaborated with Eric Clapton in the year 2006 and performed several concerts in 17 different countries with three other bands. In the year 2008, he began recording the album, Already Free, at the studio made in his house along with his band members. Furthermore, Trucks and his wife Susan Tedeschi also collaborated and found Tedeschi Trucks Band in the year 2010. Later they released their debut album, Revelator, in the year 2011. Their band also received Grammy Award for Best Blues Album in the year 2012 and Grammy Awards nomination for 2018. Then in the year 2014, Trucks retired from Allman Brothers Band along with fellow guitarist Warren Haynes. Rolling Stone also listed Truck in 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time twice.
Therefore his wife Susan Tedeschi is a Grammy awards winner who is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. She is active in the musical field since the year 1995. She rose to fame with her albums such as Just Won’t Burn, Wait for Me, Hope and Desire, and Back to the River. Also, she became a judge for the 7th annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists’ careers.
Derek Trucks’s Social Sites
Derek is active only on his official Facebook account which has more than 266k followers. However, he is not active on Instagram and Twitter.