Music World Takes to Social Media to Remember Butch Trucks

January 25, 2017

News is certainly beginning to spread of the passing of Butch Trucks, founding member of the Allman Brothers Band and steady presence in the genre-defying rock band for its career that spanned four decades. Remembrances from Jackie Greene, Jason Isbell, Joel Cummins, Charlie Daniels, Greensky Bluegrass and more have already come in. 

Stay tuned for more throughout the day as we remember the famed Allman Brothers drummer. 

A message from LOCKN’ Festival’s co-founder, Dave Frey, on Butch Trucks: After spending a summer together on HORDE, Butch called about Popper joining Frogwings. That led to 2 weeks of writing and rehearsal at his place in Florida, great people and a good hang in wintertime. Next was a “back to the van” tour up the east coast with Butch, Oteil & Kofi, Jimmy, Marc, and John. The tour featured a 3-night stand at Wetlands and though I’d known Peter Shapiro prior, that’s where we cemented our long-lasting personal and professional friendship. A couple decades later it came full circle at Lockn’ where we were honored to host The Allman Brothers’ last festival show. Great drummers are like great boxers: they hit things really hard for extended periods of time, though it’s not always fun to be around them before or after they’re the ring. Butch was a good person with a warm smile and a big heart. He was a freight train of a man and a master drummer. Thank you Butch for all the great music and your tireless energy, we will miss you dearly. @JayBlakesberg
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