Music magazine Hittin’ the Note covers bands and artists whose music derives from the same elements of jazz, blues, country and rock that influenced the Allman Brothers Band’s groundbreaking sound. The latest issue (#51) is a guitar players dream! From Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II come great insight into what makes these two young guns really tick.
Hittin’ the Note will close out 2006 with a six-string flourish, thanks to Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall, two of the best players around right now. Derek and Doyle have teamed up as members of Eric Clapton’s band, and the results have been absolutely incendiary. Derek had a provocative and wide-ranging discussion with Hittin’ The Note co-founder Joe Bell about his experiences thus far with "Slowhand"; Doyle chatted with Allison Hersh and they covered the various stages of Doyle’s stellar career. Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall, playing with E.C. – it gets no better than that.
Also included in this issue is a perspective of Jan Reid’s riveting new book, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs: by Derek and the Dominos, which is the most complete study of the making of the greatest guitar album of the rock era, and the people who made it.