[Updated] Gregg Allman & Others Remember Butch Trucks
Following the announcement today of the passing of The Allman Brothers Band cb-founder Butch Trucks, many of his fellow musicians have begun sharing condolences for the legendary drummer. Among those celebrating the life and music of Trucks was his fellow ABB founding member Gregg Allman.
Trucks and Allman along with Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry Oakley and Jaimoe formed The Allman Brothers Band in 1969. Gregg posted the following message regarding Trucks:
I’m heartbroken. I’ve lost another brother and it hurts beyond words. Butch and I knew each other since we were teenagers and we were bandmates for over 45 years. He was a great man and a great drummer and I’m going to miss him forever. Rest In Peace Brother Butch.
Read on for more continually updated messages and tributes to Butch that have been shared from around the world:
Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio:
I was so sad to hear of the passing of Butch Trucks. He was an incredible drummer and a really kind person. For me, Butch’s voice was as integral a part of the Allman Brother’s sound as Gregg’s, Duane’s, or any of the other great musicians that played over the years. He had a unique way of leaning hard into the bell of the cymbal and his own identifiable attack on the snare. He had an angular aggressive lope that was really unique. No one sounded like him. I’ve always been a firm believer in the huge impact that the drummer has on any great band, and that was certainly true in the case of Butch and the Allman’s. Rest In Peace, Butch. Thank you for your gift.