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Butch Trucks (of Allman Brothers Band) and The Freight Train | $20-$22.50

  • Salvage Station 466 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)

Butch Trucks and The Freight Train was formed only one year ago and is already receiving rave reviews for their fantastic live shows spanning four U.S. tours. Founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, drummer Butch Trucks, is joined onstage by world-renowned blues guitar slinger Damon Fowler, who brings his highly-acclaimed playing and unique vocals to the Freight Train stage and music. Fowler recently released his fifth full-length album to the delight of audiences worldwide. Hammond B-3 keyboard master Bruce Katz, who has appeared on over 72 albums and is a four-time Blues Music Awards "Piano Player of the Year" nominee, joins The Freight Train directly from his recent tour with the Bruce Katz Band. Katz has played with Gregg Allman, John Hammond, and Delbert McClinton, among many others. Florida-based percussionist Garrett Dawson, of The Dickey Betts Band, adds his unique rhythms and percussive style to the musical mix. Also on guitar is renowned blues Hall of Famer, Chris Vitarello. Chris has performed with iconic musicians including Bernard Purdie, John Hammond and Jimmy McGriff to name a few. The newest member of The Freight Train is 27-year-old Matt Walker on Fender Bass. He brings an energy borrowed from a lineage of musicians both old and new; from The Muscle Shoals sound to finger- picking ragtime. Rounding out the band is the young and very talented Heather Gillis, whose vocals, guitar playing, and performance tie together this amazing representation of the past, present and future of Roots Rock and the Blues.