Melody Trucks, just off guest appearances with the 2022 Allman Family Revival Tour, performs with the Joe Marcinek Band at the Blue Jay Listening Room, 2457 S. Third Street, on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, December 31. Doors 9pm. Show: 10:30pm-1am. 21 and over. $50. (Standing Room Only show). Info: (904) 318-3020 or visit https://904tix.com/events/new-years-eve-with-joe-marcinek-band-featuring-melody-trucks-tommy-shugart-shane-platten-jamal-wright-songbird-shella-at-blue-jay-listening-room-12-31-2022.
Joe Marcinek Band is an experience you will never forget, because each show features a different lineup of musicians creating a different set of music. It’s equal parts Chicago Blues, New Orleans Funk, Grateful Dead Psychedelia, and Jazz Fusion. In addition to Melody Trucks there will be performances that evening by Jamal Wright, Shane Platten, Tommy Shugart, and Songbird Shella.
Trucks is best known as singer and co-front person of popular Allman Brothers Band tribute Brother And Sister with her brother Vaylor, and as a successful solo artist. Melody, who recently performed at Peach Fest, also took to the road this past December with the Lee Boys, one of America’s finest African American sacred steel ensembles (read about it here): Melody Trucks & Lee Boys. Brother And Sister are confirmed to play Peach Music Fest in Scranton, PA, next June 29-July 2.
“The children of the late Butch Trucks gave so much soul to the Allman tunes they featured on that it was clear they spent their formative years side stage, prepping for the spotlight by heredity, osmosis, and love,” wrote Live For Live Music of the group’s Suwanee Rising Music Festival performance. “Vaylor and Melody, the two oldest children of Butch Trucks, the late drummer and founder of the Allman Brothers Band. Recreating the sound of their dad’s old band is what Brother and Sister is all about,” writes the Florida Times Union.
This year also saw Melody co-hosted the “Blue Jay Concert Series” in her hometown of Jacksonville, at the Blue Jay Listening Room. Guest artists have included guitar great Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi All Stars, The Black Crowes); Jimmy Hall, longtime vocalist/harpist of Southern Rock legends, Wet Willie; and recent Grammy nominee, the ‘Piana From Savannah,’ Victor Wainwright.
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