BUTCH TRUCKS AND THE FREIGHT TRAIN BIO
Butch Trucks and The Freight Train was formed only one year ago and is already receiving rave reviews for their fantastic live shows from their four US tours.
Founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, drummer Butch Trucks is joined on stage by world renowned blues guitar slinger Damon Fowler, who brings his highly acclaimed playing and unique vocals to the Freight Train stage and music. Damon has recently released his fifth full length album to the delight of audiences worldwide. Keyboard master Bruce Katz, who has appeared on over 72 albums, joins The Freight Train directly from his recent touring duties with The Gregg Allman Band. 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 Bernard Purdie, John Hammond and Jimmy McGriff to name just 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 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.
The Freight Train rides again, beginning their 2nd Annual Holiday Tour on Dec 26th, playing Florida and throughout the southeast.
All aboard for Butch Trucks and The Freight Train!