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Tribute to Butch Trucks March 30 at the Ardmore in Philly
 
Posted on Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 04:13 PM

On Thursday March 30th, The Ardmore Music Hall will host a tribute concert to the late Butch Trucks, founding member of The Allman Brothers Band. For one night only, extended members of the ABB family including past and present members of Les Brers, Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band, The Gregg Allman Band, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Dickey Betts Band & more will pay tribute to one of rock & roll's great drummers, following Trucks' tragic passing in January.


Net proceeds go to The Big House Museum in Butch's name. Tickets are going fast: http://bit.ly/ButchTrucksTribute


After joining The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, Butch Trucks remained a constant in their 45-year career. The group became one of the most popular bands of the era on the strength of their live performances and several successful albums, including their seminal 1971 live release, At Fillmore East. Trucks also found success after the Allman Brothers Band through his bands Les Brers and Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band.


Ardmore Music Hall had the honor of hosting Butch Trucks with his Freight Train Band in the spring of 2016. He was scheduled to return to AMH when we sadly learned of his passing. His innovative drumming techniques will continue to inspire others, and his life deserves to be celebrated.


AMH and Trucks’ friends are dedicating a night to remembering all the contributions Trucks made to rock and jam music, playing the music of The Allman Brothers Band, with Grahame Lesh (son of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh) and his band Midnight North starting off the night.



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Gregg Allman Cancels Tour Dates
 
Posted on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 06:16 AM

It has been determined that Gregg will not be touring in 2017. For those of you who purchased tickets for shows in June, contact the ticket outlet from where you purchased the tickets for a refund.

photo by Peter Yang

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2017 Peach Music Festival Lineup Announced
 
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:13 AM

The 2017 Peach Music Festival lineup has been announced, and as our friends from the UK say, it's brilliant!


Widespread Panic (2 nights), My Morning Jacket, Gov't Mule & Friends, Joe Bonamassa, Umphrey's McGee (2 sets), Joe Russo's Almost Dead (2 sets), Lettuce featuring Chaka Khan, Mike Gordon, Les Brers, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Dark Star Orchestra, The Magpie Salute, God Street Wine, Rusted Root, Papadosio, Dopapod Orchestra, Steve Kimock & Friends, The Record Company, The Marcus King Band, The Soul Rebels, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The New Mastersounds, Fruition, The Werks featuring the Shady Horns, Eric Krasno Band, Whiskey Myers, Pink Talking Fish, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Aqueous (2 sets), The Hip Adbduction, Moonalice, Butcher Brown, Spafford, Tom Hamilton's American Babies, Holly Bowling, Mungion, The Jauntee, Lespecial, Ghost of Paul Revere, Scott Sharrard & The Brickyard Band, Gabriel Kelley, Caverns, The Steppin Stones, Elise Testone, and Bobby Lee Rodgers.


Whew!


The Peach Music Festival is from August 10-13, 2017, and as always, it's happening at Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA.


Public on-sale is March 1, 2017 at noon EST, and tickets and festival info are on the website: www.peachmusicfest.com



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Butch Trucks
 
Posted on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 11:21 AM


Butch Trucks, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, tragically died the night of January 24 in West Palm Beach, Florida. His wife, four children, four grandchildren and all of the Allman Brothers Band, their families and Road Crew survive Butch. The Trucks and Allman Brothers Band families request all of Butch’s friends and fans to please respect our privacy at this time of sadness for our loss. Butch will play on in our hearts forever.


Donations and remembrances in Butch’s name may be made to The Big House Museum in Macon, Georgia. www.thebighousemuseum.com


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Wanee Festival 2017 Lineup Announced - 3 Day GA and VIP Tix on Sale Now!
 
Posted on Monday, December 05, 2016 - 10:27 AM

lineup for Wanee Festival 2017 has been announced and it's outstanding, as always. Wanee 2017 is April 20-21-22, with a special performance on April 19, Wanee Wednesday, from Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band.

The full lineup: Headliners Widespread Panic, Bob Weir & the Campfire Band, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov't Mule, and Dark Star Orchestra are joined by Dr. John & The Nite Trippers, JJ Grey & Mofro, Les Brers, Jaimoe's Jasssz Band, Blackberry Smoke, Leftover Salmon (music of Neil Young), Matisyahu, The Greyboy Allstars, Keller Williams' Grateful Grass, Papadosio, Turkuaz, Pink Talking Fu (music of David Bowie & Prince), DJ Logic, Kung Fu, Pink Talking Fish, Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio, Devon Allman Band, The Marcus King Band, Yeti Trio and Brothers & Sisters. Wanee Wednesday Happy Hour is April 19th and features Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band!

Three day general admission and VIP tickets are on sale now at waneefestival.com Get 'em before they're gone!

This is gonna be great!



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Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band Announce More 2017 Dates
 
Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 10:56 PM

Sadly, these dates have been cancelled due to the passing of Butch Trucks, who the Freight Train Band misses terribly.


The Freight Train rolls again! Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band continue to announce more tour dates for 2017 - from MA to FL, from NY to MO, come out and support live music!


The lineup is:
Butch Trucks - Drums
Bruce Katz - Keyboards
Chris Vitarello - Guitar
Damon Fowler - Vocals and Guitar
Heather Gillis - Vocals and Guitar
Matt Walker - Bass
Garrett Dawson - Percussion


The shows announced so far are:


Mar 18 - The Neighborhood Theatre - Charlotte, NC RESCHEDULED from Jan 7
Mar 23 - Narrows Center - Fall River, MA
Mar 24 - The Cutting Room - New York, NY
Mar 25 - Blast Furnace Blues Festival - Bethlehem, PA
Mar 30 - Ardmore Music Hall - Ardmore, PA
Mar 31 - Infinity Hall - Norfolk, CT


Apr 1 - Daryl's House - Pawling, NY
Apr 2 - FTC Stage One - Fairfield, CT
Apr 5 - Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
Apr 6 - Castle Theatre - Bloomington, IL
Apr 7 - Space - Evanston, IL
Apr 8 - The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO
Apr 19 - Wanee Festival - Live Oak, FL


May 20 - Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival - Annapolis, MD


Jun 24 - Rock, Ribs & Ridges Blues Festival, Augusta, NJ


Sep 23 - Douglas Theatre, Macon, GA - Headlining at GABBA Fest


Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band play Allman Brothers Band and related songs with some fun surprises in the mix. Come on out and support live music!

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Duane Allman's Daughter Discusses Limited-Edition 'Skydog' Vinyl Box Set
 
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 01:47 PM


From GuitarWorld.com:

Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective, Rounder Records' 2013 box set honoring the musical legacy of the late Allman Brothers Band guitarist, was a critical and commercial success.

On October 28, Rounder will offer a limited-edition vinyl version of the retrospective. Each of the 1,000 individually numbered copies will include all the music from the CD editions—129 tracks—on 14, 180-gram vinyl LPs.

The set also includes a 56-page booklet full of rare photos and essays by journalist Scott Schinder and Duane's daughter,Galadrielle Allman, who compiled the collection with producer Bill Levenson.

This retrospective includes classic Allman Brothers Band songs plus a collector’s cache of rare singles and long-out-of-print album tracks. The songs range from Duane's early recordings with Gregg Allman in the Escorts, Allman Joys and Hour Glass, to his studio work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs and Delaney & Bonnie. There's even a live jam session with the Grateful Dead.

Visit GuitarWorld.com and check out their exclusive Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective (vinyl edition) unboxing video—plus a new interview wth Galadrielle. We discuss Skydog, her father’s legacy, her career and more.

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