Butch Trucks Honored By Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks & More At Private Memorial

By Scott Bernstein Feb 21, 2017 10:27 am PST

Update

  • Feb 21, 2017 • 11:20 am PST

    A pair of videos featured in the original version of this article have been pulled.

Butch Trucks’ friends and family put together a private memorial in honor of the late Allman Brothers Band drummer that was held on Monday night at Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon, Georgia. Relix reports the memorial saw a number of Butch’s family members and musical collaborators honor the drummer both musically and with speeches.

As per Relix, Butch’s son Vaylor Trucks hosted the tribute which featured speeches from Warren Haynes, Oteil Burbridge, Kirk West, Jonny Podell, Willie Perkins, Kendall Delfin, Dana Dowd and members of Butch’s immediate family as well as closing remarks from his drum partner in the Allman Brothers Band, Jaimoe.

The evening saw a handful of musical pairings come together to honor Butch Trucks. One of particular note was former ABB members Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Oteil Burbridge, Jaimoe and Marc Quinones teaming with keyboardist Bruce Katz of Trucks’ Les Brers project and Butch’s nephew Duane Trucks of Widespread Panic on “Statesboro Blues” and “Ain’t Wasting Time No More.” Watch a clip of the performance shared by the venue:

Later in the night members of Les Brers were joined by former Allman Brothers Band guitarists Jack Pearson and Jimmy Herring for “Dreams.” Butch’s other last project, The Freight Train Band, rounded out the night as per Relix after a supergroup featuring Jaimoe, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge, Peter Levin, Jimmy Hall and Susan Tedeschi performed Albert King’s “As The Years Go Passing By.”

A public tribute to Butch Trucks featuring Alan Paul’s Big In China Band and special guests Andy Aledort (Dickey Betts Band), Peter Levin (Gregg Allman Band) and Junior Mack (Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band) as well as “more members of the extended Allman Brothers family” will be held on March 1 at American Beauty in New York City. Additionally, Wanee organizers recently announced the festival will honor Butch as part of this year’s “Wanee Wednesday.”

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