Was just surfing YouTube and ran across a video of Derek Trucks, his wife, Susan Tedeschi, Warren Haynes and Oteil Burbridge (current bass player for the Brothers), the two guitarists/vocalists from Los Lobos, Oteil's little brother, Kofi on keys, The Derek Trucks Band's lead vocalist and I think his drummer too, and to top it all off, the original keyboard player from Mad Dogs and Englishmen sessions was the "special" guest! Doing a Cocker-style rendition of Space Captain (Learning To Live Together). Thought you might like to hear/see it, so here ya go. Susan and Derek have combined forces in the last year or so and The Derek Trucks Band is no more. It's now the Trucks Tedeschi Band, but this one jam has the whole front line of the Allman Brothers, the old Derek Trucks Band, and Los Lobos, and it is sah-mokin! Enjoy.
No youtube vids. We've never posted anything. As an Allman Bros fan you gota love Dereck Trucks. That guy is about the best slide player I've ever heard. Funny, I was just complaining to my wife about restrictions on business and the subject of Gibson and woods came up. You can see the difference the woods make. My martin D18 was bought in 1976. The newer Martins just don't sound the same and you don't feel that resonance against your body like the old woods.
SRV is among my favorites. A group of us play Friday nights at various blues clubs around southern NY (The Ryland James Band). We cover "Cold Shot," "Stormy Monday" (in Ab as he played it with Albert king) and "Scuttle Buttin" in the first set. The other sets are laced with Clapton, Cream, Zep, John Mayall, AC/DC, etc. Stevie played open E tuning a lot of the time so it's hard to bounce in and out of his songs. After 40 years of playing I'm still learning. My teacher and bandmate is a former guitar tech for Jeff Beck. He plays a beat up Telecaster that was owned by Beck some years ago. It's signed so no one's allowed to touch it.
I play a few different guitars but my favorites are my custom strat, a Les Paul I've had since the 70's and a Martin D18. I'm currently playing through a Marshall MA100C (100 watt valve amp w/two-twelves).
I've been wondering about your user ID. A blues stringer is sometimes someone who plays the blues. Are you by any chance a blues guitarist? Playing the blues is among my favorite things in the world.