Welcome to Vol. 7 of Face-Melting Kids, our semi-regular series on child prodigies who rock.
Well he’s not a kid any more, but Derek Trucks was just 13 years old and opening for the Allman Brothers Band when this video was shot.
Now I’m no guitar expert, but I’m pretty sure he rips his SG a new one as he covers Layla then opens it up for a really nice jam here at Walnut Creek on July 4, 1993.
Happy to say he’s still melting faces today, with a full Summer of appearances including a just-announced spot on the opening night lineup for this year’s All Good Music Festival July 8-11 in West Virgina.