Ramble On Ron

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Derek Trucks Is The Best On Earth

Posted on | February 26, 2017 | No Comments

Been a long time since a post, but something I saw this weekend compelled me. Friday night I went down to Washington DC, home of Samuelson’s Buyers, and saw a spectacle – The Tedeschi Trucks Band. I’ve seen them a few times and have seen the Allman Brothers several times with Derek Trucks. In fact, the first time I saw Derek was in Atlanta in 1991 or 1992. He was probably 12 or 13 years old, playing with Col Bruce and the Aquarium Rescue Unit. He came out onstage with his Braves hat and tore it up. We all knew where he was headed, but his band right now is at another level. High energy, and the music, well, top top notch.

I’ll make this statement that Derek Trucks is the best guitar player in the world right now, and definitely the best slide player ever. That includes Clapton, Warren Haynes, Trey Anastasio, and all of the other great ones alive. The tone and sustain that he gets from his guitar is transcendental – meaning it comes from a higher place. No other explanation to me except that it’s straight from God. So with that being said enjoy this video from the last DC TTB run!