New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

World Tour of Derek Trucks Band Makes a Stop at NYU Skirball Center for One Night, Dec. 10

November 9, 2009
N-127, 2009-10

Performance Will Feature Songs from the New Album “Already Free”

Grammy Award nominated songwriter, record producer, and slide guitarist Derek Trucks and his band will take to the stage of the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University for one night on December 10, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. The group’s 2009 World Tour-featuring the release of Band’s latest album, Already Free-is winding down and has already taken them to more than a dozen countries on four continents.

In Already Free The Derek Trucks Band expands on its blues roots and Southern rock style to incorporate the larger sounds of rock, soul, jazz, Latin, and Indian music. Produced by Trucks himself, the album features both original songs and reinvigorated old ones, crossing musical boundaries and genres. Accompanying the bandleader are Todd Smallie (bass and vocals), Yonrico Scott (drums, percussion and vocals), Count M’Butu (percussion), Kofi Burbridge (keyboards, flute and vocals), and Mike Mattison (lead vocals).

A critically acclaimed slide guitarist, Trucks was raised in a home filled with music. The guitar prodigy picked up the instrument at age nine, and was jamming with his own group by age 11. When Trucks reached 15 he had formed the core of The Derek Trucks Band. He became a full time member of the Allman Brothers Band in 1999 (his uncle Butch Trucks is a founding member). Trucks has played with some of the greatest musicians of all time, including Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, and Buddy Guy, among others. Trucks, who is now 30, is the youngest musician to be included in Rolling Stone’s list of the Top Hundred Guitarists of All Time.

The appearance of The Derek Trucks Band at the Skirball Center is part of Project 566: What’s Next. Tickets for this event may be purchased online at www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu, by phone at 212.352.3101 (toll-free 866.811.4111), or in person at the Skirball Center Box Office. NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is located at 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). For a complete and current calendar of the Skirball Center’s 2009/2010 season visit: www.skirballcenter.nyu.edu.

This Press Release is in the following Topics:
Events and Traditions

Type: Press Release

Press Contact: Richard Pierce | (212) 998-6796

Derek Trucks and his band

Derek Trucks and his band


Search News



NYU In the News

Paying It Backward: NYU Alum Funds Scholarships

The Wall Street Journal profiled Trustee Evan Chesler on why he decided to chair the Momentum fund-raising campaign.

A Nobel Prize Party: Cheese, Bubbles, and a Boson

The New Yorker talked to Professor Kyle Cranmer and graduate student Sven Kreiss about NYU’s role in the discovery of the Higgs boson, which resulted in a Nobel prize for the scientists who predicted its existence.

The World as They Knew It

The New York Times reviewed the exhibit at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World on how ancient Greeks and Romans mapped the known and unknown areas of their world.

Elite Institutions: Far More Diverse Than They Were 20 Years Ago

NYU made stronger gains over the last 20 years in increasing diversity than any other major research university, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education.

Program Seeks to Nurture ‘Data Science Culture’
at Universities

The New York Times reported on the multi-million collaboration among NYU and two other universities to harness the potential of Big Data, including an interview with Professor Yann LeCun, director of NYU’s Center for Data Science.

NYU Footer