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The Melody Trucks Band First Album Release Party
September 28, 2019@7:00 pm-September 29, 2019@2:00 am
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“WALKING IN GRATITUDE”
The first album from The Melody Trucks Band and part of the second generation of Allman Brothers music.
The Melody Trucks Band will be launching their greatly anticipated first album, Walking in Gratitude, at 1904 Music Hall in Jacksonville on Saturday, September 28, 2019.
Melody Trucks is the daughter of legendary Allman Brothers drummer, Butch Trucks, and lives in Jacksonville, Fl. Her band consists of some of Jacksonville’s most talented musicians: West Brook on lap steel and guitar, Brady Clampitt on guitar and keys, Isaac Corbitt on harmonica, Willis Gore on guitar, Shane Platten on bass, and Shaun Taunton on drums.
Spurred by his tragic death in 2017, Melody felt compelled to remain close to her father through music. “I had thought many times in the past about starting something of my own, but was too afraid to actually do it.” says Melody, “Coming from my lineage, the thought of going into music can be intimidating. Everyone in my family is just so good. When my father died, I realized that tomorrow is not promised…if it is something I truly want to do, then I can’t wait.”
The album’s title “Walking in Gratitude” comes from a line in their song “Fire Inside”, written by Brady Clampitt, and Isaac Corbitt. The evocative lyrics are reminiscent of the band’s early days. “I met all of them indirectly through my father,” recalls Melody, “I met Willis first. (His band) Bonnie Blue opened for Freight Train on more than one occasion and we struck up a friendship through those shows. Next, I met Isaac and Brady. Heather Gillis, who played with my father in Freight Train, was opening for the Corbitt-Clampitt Experience and invited me to come and sit in with her. Lastly, I met Shane, Shaun, and West through Willis. I went to sit in with Bonnie Blue, and they were playing with a band called Ginger Beard Man. I got to sit in with them that night, and the rest is history.”
This all-star band refers to each other as “family” and their musical synergy resonates on stage, as well as in the studio. Their unique sound encompasses a range of music styles from rock and blues to funk, soul, gospel, jazz and latin.
Where: 1904 Music Hall, 19 North Ocean Street, Jacksonville, Fl 32202
When: September 28, 2019. Doors open 7pm.
Band Social: www.facebook.com/melodytrucksband
Tickets: Eventbrite “An Evening with The Melody Trucks Band at 1904”
Band URL: www.facebook.com/melodytrucksband
Interviews with Melody available on request: 912.409.7839
Photo credits: Sarah Simmons. High res., more photos and album art: firstname.lastname@example.org