American guitarist, songwriter and founder of the Grammy Award winning band The Derek Trucks Band who became a member of The Allman Brothers Band in 1999. In 2010 his album, Already Free, received a Grammy for Best Contemporary Blues Album.
He bought his first guitar at a yard sale for $5 when he was nine and became a child prodigy who began playing paid performances less than three years later.
He has twice appeared on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and in 2012 he accepted a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award along with ten other members of The Allman Brothers Band.
He married singer and musician, Susan Tedeschi in 2001 and they have two children together.
His uncle, Butch Trucks, is a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.