Allman Brothers Historian Alan Paul To Lead Musical Tribute To Butch Trucks

first_imgThrough the ups and downs of the Allman Brothers Band story, one writer has stood by it all: Alan Paul. The biographer has spent years earning the trust of the Allman Brothers Band, and has been devastated after learning about the death of drummer Butch Trucks earlier this week. As music is healing, Paul will front his band, The Big In China Band, to host a special night of music at Suzy Que’s BBQ and Bar in West Orange, NJ tonight.“Butch was the Allman Brothers’ freight train heart and his sudden death is a shocking blow to the band’s entire extended community and fanbase,” says Paul in a statement. “He was a wonderful resource throughout the writing of One Way Out and after and his loss leaves a void not only in the music world but in my personal life. I am going to pay tribute in the best way I know how: with a night of music played from the bottom of my heart. I hope that others feeling the loss can join us in celebration of Butch’s music and the joy he brought so many for so long.”The band will be performing from 8:30-12:30, treating fans to classics from the Allman Brothers catalog. To get a glimpse of their style, check out this video of their “Blue Sky” performance.There’s no cover for the show tonight, but reservations are recommended. You can find more information about Suzy Que’s and the show by heading here. For those who can’t make it, Alan Paul is planning to host a live stream from his Facebook page as well. RIP, Butch.[Photo by Karl McWherter]last_img

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