He first took up the guitar at age 9 and by age 12, he was considered by the Allman Brothers Band to be second only to Duane; he actually sat in on jams in his place in the band and by 14 was touring.
Now at the age of 29 he still plays with them (he is after all Butch Trucks nephew), plays live with Eric Clapton and leads the astounding Derek Trucks Band, focussing on blues but also on jazz fusion.
Trucks is ranked #81 on the Rolling Stones list of Top 100 Guitarists
John Mayer says Butch's speciality is "making the guitar sound like a female singer from like, the '50s or '60s, just belting it out."
Great tracks ? Check out Pleasant Gardens from Out of The Madness (fusion), Joyful Noise from album of the same name (Fusion), Drown in My Own Tears from Soul Serenade (blues), or Death Letter from Out of the Madness (acoustic slide)
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ps: thanx some dude for the correction