Southern Roots-rock musician Melody Trucks comes to Heartwood Soundstage
WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with Southern roots-rock vocalist and percussionist, Melody Trucks. Trucks is appearing at Heartwood Soundstage on Friday, February 2nd at 8:00 p.m.
If the name sounds familiar, it’s because Melody is the daughter of the late Allman Brothers Band drummer, Butch Trucks, and the cousin of Derek Trucks (Tedeschi-Trucks Band) and Duane Trucks (Widespread Panic). Her brother, Vaylor Trucks, is a guitarist and member of The Yeti Trio. Together, they tour as the Allman Brothers Band tribute group, Brother and Sister, a nod to the 1973 Allman Brothers Band album featuring young Vaylor on the cover.
Family roots and musical roots run deep with Melody Trucks and the road that goes on forever brings her to Gainesville for the first time for an evening of American roots music, inspired by her father, the Allmans, the Grateful Dead, The Band, and more.
Melody Trucks discusses her musical journey, forthcoming album, and Roots Rock Revival: the music masters collective summer camp founded by her father.