Yonrico Scott

Yonrico Scott Bio

Yonrico Scott was an American drummer and percussionist. He was born on 6 October 1955 and died on 20 September 2019. He was a longtime member of the Grammy-winning The Derek Trucks Band.


In 1995, Yonrico began to tour the world with the Derek Trucks Band. Scott was the second permanent member of the band (after bassist Todd Smallie).

By 2002, the group’s lineup finalised with the addition of vocalist Mike Mattison, percussionist Count M’Butu, and keyboardist/flautist Kofi Burbridge, who passed away earlier this year. Yonrico remained with the group until it dissolved at the end of 2009.

Yonrico left us yesterday (09.19.19), just shy of his 64th birthday (10.06.55). And we are once again reminded just how fragile this thing called life is. Only a few days ago he had posted joyous pictures of his daughter.

I had the good fortune to see Yonrico perform many times, primarily with the Derek Trucks Band, often at the Wanee Music Festival (some incredible late-night Mushroom Stage shows).

He also played Wanee more recently with Royal Southern Brotherhood, with Charlie Wooton on bass; those two often performed as an excellent rhythm section. RSB famously also included Devon Allman, Mike Zito, and Cyril Neville.

In June of 2009, Wooton and Yonrico were backing Australian blues guitarist Geoff Atchison at the Bradfordville Blues Club outside Tallahassee. Yonrico and I got into a fascinating conversation so engaging that they had to holler at him to get back on stage for the second set!

More than anything, I will remember his smile. He wasn’t Only a Smile (his last album from 2015), but that was the first thing I saw and the last thing I’ll remember about him.

Yonrico Scott Age

He was born on 6 October 1955 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Yonrico was 63 years old at his death

Yonrico Scott Wife

his wife name is Susan Tedeschi

Yonrico Scott Death

died on 20 September 2019 at the age of 63

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