Musician’s Friend recently interviewed Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi for their April 2012 catalog. I like Derek’s fairly simplistic approach to gear:
“I like not thinking about the instrument you’re holding. My mindset is, you find a guitar that you feel comfortable with, you plug it into an amp, and you go. It puts more on the musician than on the gear. At the end of the day, that’s what really matters.”
It’s easy to get caught up in the gear side of things and forget that making music is what’s important, not the exact gear that you’re using. Derek’s approach is a refreshing one.
By the way, if you’re a fan of Derek and Susan, the Tedeschi Trucks Band are releasing a live album titled Everybody’s Talkin’ tomorrow. I was able to catch a recent show, and it was phenomenal.