(The Blues) Derek Trucks believes his time with the Allman Brothers Band has taught him to learn from other people's mistakes when it comes to surviving live as a musician.
His decision to bow out of the group is one of the reasons they'll wind down at the end of this year. But the guitarist - who's planning to focus more on the Tedeschi Trucks Band with his wife Susan Tedeschi - has a lifetime of memories to take with him.
He tells Ultimate Classic Rock: "Being around the Allman Brothers camp, there are a lot of stories to learn from. And some of those I was around for. A lot of the best learning stories you'll never read; but there are things you definitely key in on, and you try not to repeat mistakes."
He believes he's achieved a better balance with his own outfit. "We're trying to buck the trend in a lot of ways," he says, "trying to raid the family, trying to keep a band together where everybody likes each other."