As many of you know, I am a big fan of music, and my tastes are richly diverse. From blues and jazz to 50's rock 'n' roll; from 60's sunshine pop to classic rock; from 70's R&B and disco to some of the alternative rock of the 90's; from crooners like Sinatra and Bennett to duos like Simon & Garfunkel; and just about every point in between, my interests really do run the gamut.
And so last night, I was browsing YouTube and found myself on an Allman Brothers Band kick. I'm watching a number of clips from Allman Brothers Band performances ranging from the early 70's all the way to 2009.
Eventually, I come across a blog run by Butch Trucks, one of the drummers for The Allman Brothers Band. Butch, along with fellow drummer Jai Johanny Johanson, has been with the band since its beginning.
Butch's blog, which he calls "the world according to Butch Trucks" is a really interesting read. He blogs about current events, philosophy, literature, politics, and of course, music.
I can't emphasize this enough: it's really an interesting read! READ IT. In addition to his take on current events, politics, etc., he offers a lot of great music history, as well as an insider's look at one of America's most popular and beloved bands. He reminisces about all sorts of adventures during those early formational years of The Allman Brothers Band: run-ins with backwards rednecks, partying hard, and the interesting challenges that came with being a racially integrated band in the 1970s American South.
Again, that address is: http://www.thebutchtrucks.blogspot.com
READ IT. And thanks Butch for providing such high-quality, in-depth commentary and material on an array of interesting topics! I intend to be back often.
--Aaron Robertson, president, Intrepid Innovations Inc.
The Allman Brothers Band performing "One Way Out" at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
The Allman Brothers Band performing "Done Somebody Wrong" in May 2009. The younger guitarist is Derek Trucks, nephew of drummer Butch Trucks.