Hard Driving Country Music from the Heart of Texas
- Derek was voted Current Magazine's Best Guitarist two years in row
- Derek was born in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida
- Derek's first instrument was violin and bass before picking up the guitar.
- Dream car is a Jet Black Dodge Challenger
- Derek prefers cheap whiskey before every show
- Derek oversees a music program including Youth Band Camps at Turner Street Studios in San Antonio.
- He learned guitar from his maternal grandfather and he comes from a highly musical family.
- Favorite food is a medium-rare rib-eye steak.
- He is a Spurs fanatic and basketball enthusiast
- Derek has met three members of his favorite band, Kiss, including talking to Gene Simmons on local TV in San Antonio.