reporting that The Derek Trucks Band has come to the end of the road. For now.
"We're going to take a break for a few years," confirms the group's namesake guitarist from his home in Jacksonville, Fla. "We're not gigging at all this year, and possibly next year."
Coming from Trucks -- a former child prodigy who has been on the road for 20 of his 31 years, dividing his time and talents between his own DTB and his uncle Butch's combo The Allman Brothers Band -- that's some major down time. Especially now that the ABB are also off the road while frontman Gregg Allman recovers from a recent liver transplant.
But if you think Trucks will be sitting around twiddling his thumbs, think again. The multi-tasking slide-guitar master is hardly idle. He and DTB just released Roadsongs, a two-CD live album; he's been recording in his home studio with jazz legends such as Herbie Hancock and Dave Brubeck; and he's cooking up a new band with his wife, the equally talented blues singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi (who lost the contemporary blues album Grammy to him this year).