I’ve more or less promised sets of Canadian and jazz songs for this series, but lately I’ve been so entranced with the latest Derek Trucks Band CD, Already Free, that I thought I’d feature a Derek Trucks extended family post, all featuring laid back blues rock. Not only does Trucks release his own music, but he’s also one of the guitarists for the Allman Brothers Band.

Here are five great songs showcasing Derek Trucks and his extended musical family:

  • Down in the Flood by The Derek Trucks Band. The first single off the new album.

  • Desdemona by The Allman Brothers Band. A great track featuring Trucks on guitar.
  • Soulshine by Gov’t Mule. Warren Hayes of Gov’t Mule is the other guitarist for the Allman Brother Band, so that’s the extended family connection here. Here’s one with Trucks performing with Gov’t Mule on Superstition.
  • Hurt So Bad by Susan Tedeschi. Tedeschi is Trucks’ wife, so that the family connection here. She also plays a very similar brand of bluesy rock. And they are again, performing together on Little by Little.
  • Tell the Truth by Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall. Eric Clapton has supported Trucks from the beginning, with Trucks often touring with him.

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