Eric Clapton owns guitars that are older than Derek Trucks. It would take a special kind of confidence in a young player to get on stage with — let alone tour with — Eric Clapton, as Derek Trucks did in 2006 at the age of 17. Trucks certainly had the guitar chops to do the job, but as he looks back on it he says that Clapton made it easy.


In this clip, Derek Trucks is talking with Saturday Night Blues host Holger Petersen.

Here is Trucks live on stage with Clapton doing “Why Does Love Have to Be So Bad” from the Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007.


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posted by Chris Martin on Aug 21, 2012