I am very pleased that the two bands Butch Trucks has put together to play the music of the Allman Brothers Band will be out on the road this summer and early fall.
LES BRERS, which is as close as anyone sounds to vintage ABB and which has not performed much outside of Wanee and Peach Festivals, has announced a new string of fall concerts. The group features founding ABB drummers BUTCH and JAIMOE, longtime members OTEIL BURBRIDGE (bass) and MARC QUINONES (percussion), former ABB guitarist JACK PEARSON, frequent ABB guest BRUCE KATZ on keyboards, singer LAMAR WILLIAMS JR. (son of the former ABB bassist) joined by guitarist PAT BERGESON (Chet Atkins, Lyle Lovett).
MORE INFO: http://lesbrersband.com/
Here are the confirmed LES BRERS tour dates, with more northeast U.S. dates to follow in October:
Hampton Beach, NH
House of Blues
In July, Butch will also be touring with his Freight Train Band for a tour that kicks off July 9 at the NY State Blues Festival. This band features Trucks, his son Vaylor (guitar), bassist Berry Oakley Jr, Katz, guitarist and Damon Fowler and Heather Gillis, both on vocals and guitar.
Ticketing information for the shows is available here.
Butch Trucks and the Freight Train Band Tour Dates
July 9 Syracuse, NY – NY State Blues Festival
July 21 Boca Raton, FL – Funky Biscuit
July 22 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall (w/Ries Bros)
July 23 Lakeland, FL – The Music Ranch
July 24 Tallahassee, FL – Side Bar
July 27 Bethesda, MD – Strathmore
July 28 Annapolis, MD – Rams Head On Stage
July 29 Albany, NY – The Egg
July 30 Hartford, CT – Infinity Hall
August 1 New York, NY – BB King’s
August 4 Fairfield, CT – StageOne
August 5 Wilmington, DE – Riverfront Blues Festival
August 6 Falls River, MA – Narrows Center
August 7 Shirley, MA – Bull Run
August 12 Scranton, PA – Les Brers at the Peach Festival
August 13 Mayville, NY – Belle Bash Concert Series (Paddle Wheel Boat Ride)
August 14 Wheeling, WV – Blues Festival
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