Derek Trucks was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle. The interview covers his early playing days, the new album, Songlines, and playing with Eric Clapton:
“I just got a call from him randomly on a cell phone one night as I was headed home,” says Trucks, who is married to blues singer Susan Tedeschi. “Doyle Bramhall, who plays in his band, is on my wife’s new record and has always been really supportive of the band. I think maybe Doyle turned Clapton on to some of our records because he was familiar with the stuff we’ve done in our band. He asked me to come out and record on the album he’s doing with J.J. Cale. Obviously, it was a blast to get a chance to hang with both of those guys, as well as Billy Preston, who also played on the session. It was quite a trip.”
As a result, Derek was recently asked to join Clapton on tour in Europe this Spring. Read the full interview here.