The Derek Trucks Band to Perform at UB Nov. 2

By David Wedekindt

Release Date: September 30, 2008 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Center for the Arts at the University at Buffalo will present The Derek Trucks Band at 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 in the Mainstage Theatre in the Center for the Arts on the UB North (Amherst) Campus. The performance is part of the Ameriprise Financial Jazz and Blues Series presented by Jeffrey M. Goldfarb & Associates. The concert is also sponsored in part by the UB Student Association.

The Derek Trucks Band (DTB) takes a progressive approach to roots music, blending rock, blues, jazz and world music into the sound that now defines the DTB. The chemistry between the band members in this ensemble is undeniable, a result of heavy touring and fearless improvisation. The DTB is known for their amazing live performances, led by Trucks' soaring guitar work, and backed by the impressive individual talents of this band. Their

2006 release "Songlines," as well as their DVD release "Songlines Live," provide further proof of the explosive power of this live juggernaut.

Trucks has forged a name for himself over the years as an innovative guitar virtuoso, fronting his namesake group since he was 11 years old. He is the youngest musician named in Rolling Stone's List of "The Top 100 Guitarists of All Time" as well as the cover of Rolling Stone's 2007 "New Guitar Gods" issue.

Trucks has continued to develop The Derek Trucks Band as his primary focus while taking on a number of other roles including as a full-time member of The Allman Brothers Band since 1999, and his most recent gig sharing the stage with Eric Clapton as a featured soloist in his band for Clapton's 2006-07 world tour.

The Derek Trucks Band includes: Derek Trucks (guitar); Todd Smallie (bass and vocals); Yonrico Scott (drums, percussion and vocals); Kofi Burbridge (keyboards, flute and vocals); Mike Mattison (vocals); Count M'Butu (congas and percussion).

Tickets for The Derek Trucks Band are $33 general admission and $27 for students. Tickets are available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Center for the Arts Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations including To charge tickets call 852-5000, in Canada 1-416-870-8000. For group sales, call 716-645-6771. For more information call 716-645-ARTS. Students (of any school) must present valid student ID at the Center Box Office to receive discount.