U.S. TOUR BEGINS AT ELECTRIC HAZE IN WORCHESTER, MASS
Thursday, August 2nd – Showtime: 7:30 pm; Tickets: $10.00
Visit http://www.thehaze.com/electric for more info.
In a recent interview in Florida’s Sun Sentinel, Trucks – daughter of famed late Allman Brothers drummer, Butch Trucks – admits to being a musical ‘late bloomer’: “I started my first band when I was 45 years old,” she tells Sun Sentinel writer, Ben Crandell. “I never thought i was going to do this. But after dad passed, I felt like it was time for me to do something for myself. It’s been very healing.” Read the article, here.
About Melody Trucks Band
Melody Trucks is a life-long student of music. Being born into a musical family, she was surrounded by incredible musicians from the start. She began studying flute at the age of 7, but expanded to all woodwinds as she progressed through high school. She switched to percussion in college, studying ethnomusicology with a focus in Balinese and Brazilian music. While she did sing occasionally with her brother, Vaylor Trucks of the Yeti Trio, it was not her main focus. After deciding to surprise her father, Butch Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band, by singing at an open jam hosted by Hub Chason at the Bradfordville Blues Club in Tallahassee, Florida, Melody was invited to tour with his latest group, Butch Trucks and the Freight Train. The Melody Trucks Band emerged as a way for her to carry on the legacy he began, as well as a way for her to voice her own musical ideas.
After touring with Butch Trucks and the Freight Train, Melody Trucks immersed herself in the increasingly rich and diverse music scene in Jacksonville, Florida. The Melody Trucks Band came together in early 2017 as she encountered each member within this extended musical family. Their individual styles and influences run the entire span of every music genre: rock, blues, jazz, funk, classical, country, thrash metal, and even world music. This has culminated in fresh and unique interpretations of iconic songs from the genre of Melody’s extended family.
In addition to Melody Trucks on vocals and percussion, the group includes Westbrook (slide guitar), Brady Clampitt (guitar/vocals), Isaac Corbitt (harp), Willis Gore (guitar), Shane Platten (bass/vocals), and Shaun Taunton (drums).
MELODY TRUCKS BAND – TOUR ITINERARY
Aug. 2 (Thur) ELECTRIC HAZE* Worchester, Mass
Aug. 3 (Fri) BISHOP LOUNGE Northampton,Mass
Aug. 5 (Sun) ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL New York NY
Aug. 10 (Fri) THE HEIGHTS@BROTHER VIC’S** Salem, NY
Aug. 11 (Sat) THE LOUNGE@THE SPACE*** Westbury, LI
Aug. 12 (Sun) WONDER BAR**** Asbury Park, NJ
Aug. 16 (Thur) MAPLE HALL Knoxville, TN
Aug. 17 (Fri) THE LAZY HIKER Franklin, NC
Aug. 18 (Sat) SALVAGE STATION Asheville, NC
Aug. 19 (Sun) THE MOONSHADOW Atlanta, GA
*Opening for Torus **Bruce Katz CD Release Party
***With Special Guest Brandon Taz Niederauer
****Opening for Matt O’Ree Band
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