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  posted on 1/30/2007 at 04:33 PM
From down under!!

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  posted on 1/30/2007 at 04:46 PM
Thanks so very much for posting about this article.

 

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  posted on 1/30/2007 at 05:29 PM
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...offering centre stage to a young, and prodigiously talented, unknown.

LOL! That writer doesn't get out too much, does he??

 

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  posted on 1/30/2007 at 05:40 PM
debojenkins: "Unknown". Sad, but true. Get outside the population of this website. Ask 100 people on the street who Derek Trucks is and who Eric Clapton is. I think you'd be genuinely amazed at the discrepancy. EXCELLENT review, this guy really gave Derek his due, and didn't even say he was Butch's son!

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Like Clapton in his youth, Trucks is a wonder to behold. His highly original solo on Little Queen of Spades was one of the highlights of the night. Clapton, like a fan, stood away from the centre of the stage, smiling and watching with genuine amazement and delight. Yes, Trucks really is that good.
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and Trucks delivering some of the sweetest slide guitar you're ever likely to hear this side of Duane Allman on Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?

Thanks for sharing this article, chuckels!!! Excellent reviews on Derek's guitar work (of course, we already knew how GOOD HE REALLY IS!)

 

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Like Clapton in his youth, Trucks is a wonder to behold. His highly original solo on Little Queen of Spades was one of the highlights of the night. Clapton, like a fan, stood away from the centre of the stage, smiling and watching with genuine amazement and delight. Yes, Trucks really is that good.

Gave me chillbumps, it did.

I see we think alike, lolasdeb!




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  posted on 1/30/2007 at 06:04 PM
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and Gave me chillbumps, it did. I see we think alike, lolasdeb!
Yes indeed, Hop - I got those chillbumps while reading this, too! So happy that Derek had this opportunity with EC that's enabling the world to hear what a fine talent he has!

 

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  posted on 1/30/2007 at 06:39 PM
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debojenkins: "Unknown". Sad, but true. Get outside the population of this website. Ask 100 people on the street who Derek Trucks is and who Eric Clapton is. I think you'd be genuinely amazed at the discrepancy. EXCELLENT review, this guy really gave Derek his due, and didn't even say he was Butch's son!

[Edited on 1/30/2007 by robslob]

I believe that, to a certain extent. That is true only because Clapton has been around for four decades. People should know who he is, just like they know who Tom Cruise is. However, if you truly know *good* music and keep up with those at the forefront, then you should know who Derek Trucks is. I guess when this writer says "unknown", he is referring to the mainstream audience. Sure, I would not expect a fan of say, 30 Seconds To Mars, to know who Derek Trucks is. I would, however, expect an avid follower of Clapton to know who Derek is. If Clapton has chosen him to come on the road with him, then I would not call him an "unknown".

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  posted on 1/30/2007 at 06:55 PM
March 11th, Phoenix AZ. I cant wait after reading this. The reviews just keep getting better.
 

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G'day!

I'm from Australia (Melbourne) and flew up to Sydney for that concert with EC and DT on Monday night. I was 2nd row - just to the (stage) left of EC and looking right over EC's right shoulder in perfect view of DT.

I've never seen EC before and I love him but I went to this gig mainly cause Derek was there. EC is also coming to Melbourne so I see it all again this Sat and Sunday and then Friday week in Adelaide.

And in March/April I'll be at the Beacon to see the ABB for the first time ever but that's a whole other story!!!

Needless to say - currently - LIFE IS GOOD.

Let alone only a handfull of people in Australia knowing who Derek Trucks is - generally people don't really know who the Allman Brothers are. Maybe heard of them but man it is hard to find anyone into them. They are never played on radio here and not part of 'common music knowledge' in Australia.

Some muso's know of them - but even that's limited.

It's a cryin' shame. I am 34 and got into the ABB when I was about 14 - heavily.

But if I say Allman Brothers to someone here they don't know who I'm talking about - let alone Derek Trucks.

One thing is though - The Allman's have never toured to Australia - so that doesn't help the situation much. PLEASE COME TO AUSTRLAIA. I don't think they ever will - it's a long trip/expensive and the cost verses the risk to a promoter would be too great.

Gov't Mule came out here around 2000. Warren Haynes is probably the best known here.

All the people I know of who are into the ABB are in my band. hahaha - well if not in my band - they are muso's who I jam with and give them cd's to listen to.

I have been spreading the word on Derek Trucks and EVERY musician I know in Melbourne is going to Clapton and they know they aren't going to Clapton - they are going to see Derek Trucks.

Anyway - the Sydney Gig:

Man it was a killer.

I was so excited to see DT - I think I freaked him out a bit cause I was staring at him all night/watching his playing and I was right in his line of sight. Oops. Couldn't help it though - I love Derek's playing more than anyone else alive on the planet.

The gig was just fantastic. Derek's playing was great - I've watched the songlines dvd a hundred times and have all the DTB's cd's so I am familiar with his style/sound and to hear it live was just something else.

Plus he is a cool dude and seemed to be enjoying the gig. Him and Doyle grin at each other and with EC a fair bit during the show - so that's all great to see.

EC was never going to do a world tour again - not to come down here. He was last here in 1991. Personally - I think it's happened by accident. He got this band together - it is one of the greatest line ups of muso's going around and the gigs just opened up - he's having fun AND I think the point of the tour round the globe IS to introduce to the world Doyle and more so Derek Trucks.

Honestly I think that's basically why he's been extending the tour. To show the world Derek - and Doyle - the guys who are being handed the torch to carry on the music.

And I believe it more so after seeing the show - Derek had MORE SOLOS than EC. He was featured ALL NIGHT. Man I was happy. Doyle had a lot too. If anything - there wasn't enough EC in the gig!!!

Amazing.

Oh - one other thing to throw in about the show/Derek - I went there on my own and was so excited I met everyone in the rows around me and was telling them all about Derek. There was only 1 other guy who knew who he was. So I was telling everyone about him - that he's in the Allmans and is Butch's nephew (one dude in front of me knew the Allman's). So everyone was worded up - and at the end of the gig they all said - damn - we see what you mean about Derek.

Too cool man.

Killer gig.

More killer gigs coming up.

I'll let you know how Sat and Sunday go.

I can't wait.

cheers,

Nick.

PS I'll catch y'all at Yogi's for a beer late March/early April.









 

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  posted on 1/30/2007 at 07:56 PM
Thanks for the 1st-hand-I-was-there post Nick!!! Very cool. I think you're right about Eric - playing with these guys seems to have energized him and gotten him interested in sharing the music. Glad you got your Eric with Derek show! See you in March!

 

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  posted on 1/30/2007 at 08:17 PM
Far out - thank you. I'm just glad this forum exists. Good outlet after a great gig.

For the Beacon - I am going to the Thursday gig on the 29th of March and then Monday and Tuesday the 2nd and 3rd of April.

I don't have tickets for Friday and Sat (the 30/31st) gigs that the majority of people on here seem to be going to but I'll show up before the show and if any tickets come my way I'll go.

If I don't go to the shows on Fri/Sat I might head to Yogis' and get a head start on you all.

Far out - I'm still buzzing from Monday nights gig.

When the roadie bought out Derek's Gibson I said (out loud) 'holy f!#@' - and someone in the front row asked me 'what is it?' and I told them that it was Derek Truck's Gibson.

haha - I'd say they thought I was mental until Derek started playing. It was all justified.

BRING ON SATURDAY. I've never been so excited in my life. That is saying a lot - I get excited every time I put on the Filmore East!!

Steve Jordan on drums and Willie Weeks - far out it was great to hear them/see them play. They grooved so hard. Steve is just a powerhouse - Willie is Mr Cool.

Willie flashed a few grin's over to Derek and Doyle every now and then.

Sometimes it was kind of like Doyle and Derek were getting up to musical mischief and Willie or even Eric would have a laugh with them. Especially from Doyle - he'd played a few things just to get Derek's attention to make him smile.

Very cool. A lot of fun.

When they went into Little Wing I almost fell of my chair. I was expecting Layla but hadn't thought about Little Wing - obvious in retrospect. I couldn't help but imagine what it must have been like to see Duane and Eric playing together.

I imagine Eric is very appreciative that he has Derek to play with - ie with a slide player with so much ability and especially because of the ties from the Allman Brothers.

 

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  posted on 1/30/2007 at 08:24 PM
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debojenkins: "Unknown". Sad, but true. Get outside the population of this website. Ask 100 people on the street who Derek Trucks is and who Eric Clapton is. I think you'd be genuinely amazed at the discrepancy. EXCELLENT review, this guy really gave Derek his due, and didn't even say he was Butch's son!

[Edited on 1/30/2007 by robslob]

I believe that, to a certain extent. That is true only because Clapton has been around for four decades. People should know who he is, just like they know who Tom Cruise is. However, if you truly know *good* music and keep up with those at the forefront, then you should know who Derek Trucks is. I guess when this writer says "unknown", he is referring to the mainstream audience. Sure, I would not expect a fan of say, 30 Seconds To Mars, to know who Derek Trucks is. I would, however, expect an avid follower of Clapton to know who Derek is. If Clapton has chosen him to come on the road with him, then I would not call him an "unknown".

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Clapton was world famous long before he was Derek's age. It's not a reflection on talent or skill just on reality.

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debojenkins: "Unknown". Sad, but true. Get outside the population of this website. Ask 100 people on the street who Derek Trucks is and who Eric Clapton is. I think you'd be genuinely amazed at the discrepancy. EXCELLENT review, this guy really gave Derek his due, and didn't even say he was Butch's son!

[Edited on 1/30/2007 by robslob]

I believe that, to a certain extent. That is true only because Clapton has been around for four decades. People should know who he is, just like they know who Tom Cruise is. However, if you truly know *good* music and keep up with those at the forefront, then you should know who Derek Trucks is. I guess when this writer says "unknown", he is referring to the mainstream audience. Sure, I would not expect a fan of say, 30 Seconds To Mars, to know who Derek Trucks is. I would, however, expect an avid follower of Clapton to know who Derek is. If Clapton has chosen him to come on the road with him, then I would not call him an "unknown".

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Clapton was world famous long before he was Derek's age. It's not a reflection on talent or skill just on reality.

Doug

That illustrates one of my points. Clapton's (and Derek's) style of music (blues-based rock 'n' roll) was the mainstream then. This style of music is not the mainstream today. Therefore, the modern artists of the style are not widely known among the mainstream audiences.

 

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  posted on 1/30/2007 at 08:56 PM
It's great that Derek is getting the recognition he deserves, and folks who would never had heard of him are getting exposed to his immense talent. I've said it before, it couldn't happen to a nicer guy.
 

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When I saw the Clapton show last year in Miami, I shared many of the same feelings as this reviewer. I gave Clapton kudos for leaving his ego at the door, and inviting the likes of Derek Trucks and Robert Cray to share the stage with him. He is a legend and I never really knew that before that night.

Although they all shared the stage, it was apparent that there was no equal to Eric Clapton that night. I went there to see Derek Trucks, and I left with a new found admiration and respect for Mr. Clapton.

Seeing those two on stage together was amazing and it had all the feelings of a passing of the torch. Clapton has the class to bring in Derek Trucks. It makes you feel like the heart of rock and roll is still beating.

 

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Seeing those two on stage together was amazing and it had all the feelings of a passing of the torch. Clapton has the class to bring in Derek Trucks. It makes you feel like the heart of rock and roll is still beating.
Thank you LikeToSmoke - this says it perfectly!

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For the Beacon - I am going to the Thursday gig on the 29th of March and then Monday and Tuesday the 2nd and 3rd of April. I don't have tickets for Friday and Sat (the 30/31st) gigs that the majority of people on here seem to be going to but I'll show up before the show and if any tickets come my way I'll go.
Guess what letyoursoulshine...I don't have tix for the weekend either (but am going to hit the parties, maybe meet some people from this site). Got my tix in the presale and was shut out for the weekend. I've got friends joining me for the trip and plans have all evolved around those tix so I think I'm sticking with what I got originally - which is Mon the 2nd! So might see you at a show after all! I've been pm'ing someone else from the site who also has 4/2 tix about a pre-show meeting...will keep you in mind when we firm up plans and let you know where we'll be meeting in case you want to join us for some pre-show libations. Have fun at the next EC show, thanks for sharing your personal reviews, and see you in March (or April...)!

[Edited on 1/31/2007 by lolasdeb]

 

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  posted on 1/30/2007 at 09:39 PM
letyoursoulshine: You said, "I'm from Australia", and "But if I say Allman Brothers to someone here they don't know who I'm talking about - let alone Derek Trucks."

I think you would be genuinely amazed at how many AMERICANS have no idea who the Allman Brothers are!!! It is shocking, this band which has been so influential, groundbreaking and great for so long now. I work in a hospital. I was talking to the son of one of my patients just two days ago, he's in his forties. I told him I was going to see the Allman Brothers in Florida in April. "Aren't they a country band?" was his response. There are many, many people in this country who have no idea who they are. It's shocking. Two years ago I was dating a 28 year old (that's QUITE a bit younger than me, man!). She claimed to be seriously into music, was into Dylan big time, and was taking singing lessons. When I told her I was a big Allman Brothers fan, she had absolutely NO idea who I was talking about. I introduced her to the band w/ the Beacon DVD. I think anytime you are talking about a band whose real heyday was over 30 years ago, you're gonna run into this lack of recognition. But then, outside of music freaks, I'll bet you could have got the exact same reaction from many even DURING the band's heyday!

 

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Cool lolasdeb - yeah, let me know when you know what you are up to re: the shows. If I am around to meet up when you organise stuff with the others I'll come along for sure.

That's funny to hear robslob but I guess it's not surprising if you think about it.

I think (globally) more people know some Allman's music more than they realise - it pops up in movies and stuff a bit. I guess that is about the only place you are likely to hear it here if you arn't into them.

I almost cheered in the cinema in Almost Famous when the ABB came on.

I have NEVER met anyone who has heard of Col. Bruce Hampton and the ARU. Most people at the Beacon will have - going to the beacon is like heading to meet 2,900 close friends I never knew I had !!

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  posted on 1/31/2007 at 09:06 AM
listening to the sydney show now----the setlist,the band's cohesiveness,& the leads by all 3 guitarists are so incredible---way improved over the nyc shows i saw this past fall----letyoursoulshine---you are luckyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!! -----robslob---you are correct---when i tell my work buddies i'll be away for march for ABB most have no clue who they are,& those that do don't know the band "that did that ramblin something song"is still around.........

 

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Hi dadof2boys -

Where is the recording from? Is it good quality?

I am thinking of recording the weekend shows or one of them.

Not sure - I think they will release a dvd of this tour - they'd be silly not to.

Cheers,

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  posted on 2/1/2007 at 05:40 AM
great to hear you enjoyed the show Nick...I've been preaching the Derek Trucks bible for years [I'm in brisvegas] but alas no one has ever heard of him! I'm so stoked he is coming to oz with such a high profile artist and such an excellent band. I know aussie audiences really appreciate exceptional talent [if only they were exposed to it on a much more regular basis] and Derek will no doubt create a following after this tour. only hoping he follows it up with some Derek Trucks Band.

anywho, I'll be there tues/wed next week with my taping rig and if I can get it right [this will be my first taping adventure] I'll get a copy to you.

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Hi dadof2boys -

Where is the recording from? Is it good quality?

I am thinking of recording the weekend shows or one of them.

Not sure - I think they will release a dvd of this tour - they'd be silly not to.

Cheers,

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  posted on 2/1/2007 at 09:09 AM
letyousoulshine---it's on sugarmegs---the sound is ok,not great---i'm also hoping they .pull a cd or dvd together for this one.........have a nice day

 

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  posted on 2/1/2007 at 01:51 PM
Great reviews, Nick....thanks for taking the time. Looking forward to meeting you in NYC.
 
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