Derek Trucks is a well-known guitarist who is popular as a member of The Derek Trucks Band. He has also worked for Allman Brothers Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band.
He has been listed in the Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and has also been honored with Grammy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.
Derek Trucks was born on 8th June 1979, in Jacksonville, Florida, the United States to father Chris Trucks and mother Debbie Trucks.
At the age of nine, Dereck bought his first guitar costing $5 and after a couple of years, he got his first paid performance. While he was 13-years old, he performed on the stage along with an American blues guitarist as well as singer Buddy Guy in Thunderhawk tour.
While Derek Trucks was 15 years old, he founded his own band called The Derek Trucks Band and started performing with numerous famous artists including Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills, and Joe Walsh. He frequently performed with The Allman Brothers Band and later he became their official band member.
In 2006, Derek collaborated with Eric Clapton and together performed in numerous concerts in over 17 countries. After a couple of years, he recorded an album, Already Free, together with his band members.
He joined Tedeschi Trucks Band and released his debut album, Revelator, in 2011. Derek's band also won Grammy Award for Best Blues Album in 2012. In 2014, Derek left Allman Brothers Band together with his fellow guitarist Warren Haynes.
Derek Trucks is an American by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He married his long-term girlfriend, Susan Tedeschi, a singer, and a musician.
Before the couple got married they dated each other for a long time. Derek's wife Susan gave birth to a son, Charles Khalil Trucks and a daughter, Sophia Naima Trucks. The couple lives a happy married life along with their children and there are no any rumors of the pair getting a divorce.
As a popular guitarist, Derek Trucks earns a huge amount of cash. According to some sources, his current net worth is estimated to be around $230 million. Within the year 2016 to 2017, Derek Trucks has earned over $75 million for his performances.
The major part of his income comes from his musical career with The Derek Trucks Band, Tedeschi Trucks Band, and The Allman Brothers Band and other live tour performances.
Additionally, Derek's wife, Susan Tedeschi's earns a huge chunk of cash through music. Her current net worth is estimated to be around $6 million.