Derek Trucks Rips “Layla/Jam” in ’93 – When He Was Only 13

by Peter Wendel
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A young Derek Trucks with musician Livingston Taylor

Check out the 13-year-old guitar prodigy, Derek Trucks, onstage ripping away in 1993. He opened for The Allman Brothers Band on July 4th of that year at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre in Raleigh, NC. Derek would become an official member of The ABB in 1999.

Derek’s other projects include, the Grammy-winning Derek Trucks Band and The Tedeschi Trucks Band, which he formed in 2010 with his wife Susan Tedeschi. He’s now an old-timer at 36.

Damn, that kid can play!

Peter Wendel is a journalist and PR consultant. He's attended hundreds of concerts and festivals, including the Peach, Mountain Jam, the All Good and Lockn'. He's ridden legendary Grateful Dead runs from Ventura County Fairgrounds to Irvine Meadows (CA) from the Nassau Coliseum (NY) to the Boston Garden (MA). Peter is a former U.S. Marine who – after running into trouble with every last one of his commanding officers – received an honorable discharge and a direct order never to return. Born in California and raised in New Jersey, Peter lived in Boston and Joshua Tree (CA) before settling in the nation's capital. Find him on tour at