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Trucks Keeps Up Impressive Pace

Even though the Allman Brothers Band has reduced its tour load and the Derek Trucks Band is on indefinite hiatus, master musical multi-tasker Derek Trucks is having no trouble keeping as busy as ever.  In addition to building a new home studio, the guitarist has been writing material for the debut album from the band he and wife Susan Tedeschi front.  Trucks tells he has penned more songs for this new project than for anything he has been involved with.  The Trucks Tedeschi Band will embark on a US tour in 2011 and is weighing doing some foreign festival appearances.
Asked about his Allman Brothers Band connection, Trucks calls it an amazingly positive thing, with one notable exception - '...people who just want to hear you play Statesboro Blues.' Even that he turns into a positive by making him determined to impress even those fans with the quality of the new material the band is playing, saying, ''s good for you to carry a little bit of a chip on your shoulder to keep slugging away.'
Just to be sure the work load stays non-stop, Trucks is also in the early stages of planning his own record label with the goal of creating the kind of signature sound associated with great studios and labels like Muscle Shoals and the Memphis based Stax Records.


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