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  posted on 9/4/2003 at 01:07 PM
I seem to remember that Butch performed with the Jacksonville Symphony at one point. Perhaps it was during the bands hiatus from one another in the late 70's or late 80's. I believe he played the tympanis. Can anyone confirm that? Does he still play with the symphony? I always thought that was kinda cool and it bought the Brothers some credibility in my Mom's eyes, which meant I didn't get as much crap for playing it so loud.

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  posted on 9/4/2003 at 08:41 PM
I always thought Butch did some time with the symphony before the ABB formed the first time, but I don't think I have a cite for that.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2003 at 01:53 PM
Yeah, it's definitely in there... somebody'll give it a look, I'm sure.

 

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  posted on 9/5/2003 at 02:09 PM
Midnight Riders - as a refernce book. LOL

 

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  posted on 9/11/2003 at 09:31 AM
If you ever get a chance, ask Butch about playing the snare drum part for the Bolero!
 

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  posted on 9/13/2003 at 01:47 AM
First post to the forum:

It's evident that Mr. Trucks has had some classical training and/or influence. He is amazing to watch. I've always enjoyed orically dividing Jaimoe and Butch in order to pick up the different licks between the two. It's certainly a sensory exercise for me, most people would never dream of drifitng away from the guitars to listen to the backline, which is absolutely the best in the business. What strikes me as interesting is the powerful sound.

Butch doesn't appear to be a "hard beating" drummer. He's agile, as is Jaimoe, it's in the wrists, their torsos move minimally. I enjoy the Loge area of the Beacon as it gives me a full view to each element that makes up this wonderful band, the Allman Brothers Band.

 

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  posted on 9/22/2003 at 11:10 AM
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If you ever get a chance, ask Butch about playing the snare drum part for the Bolero!


I know that it's a constant, droning drum piece, but whenever I see Bolero performed I am amazed that the drummer can hold out for so long. That's gotta hurt after a while.

 

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  posted on 11/24/2003 at 02:04 PM
re: Bolero. Doesn't hurt. Rather it is an exercize in meditation and being able to stay focused for a very long time playing the exact same simple rhythm over and over and over and over and over..............a tiny bit louder each time and not losong track of where you are. The real trick (and it is tedious in the extreme) is actually changing your pattern after measure 874 and being in the same place with the rest of the orchestra. When you're playing that many duplicate measures it is very easy to let your mind wander and lose count of what measure you're playing. Makes for major embarrassment when you change your pattern and the rest of the orchestra's still whacking the old one. Done it. I know :-)

Although I do not recommend the above mentioned book? the quote re: my affiliation with the Jax Symphony is correct. I was in high school at the time.

[Edited on 11/24/2003 by Butch Trucks]

[Edited on 11/24/2003 by Butch Trucks]

 

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  posted on 11/24/2003 at 07:14 PM
Cool - the real thing.

I saw a comment in another forum about Matt Abts having a "dyslexic" style of drumming. Any comment Butch?

 

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  posted on 11/25/2003 at 05:07 AM
Thanks, Butch. Very cool to get the lowdown there.

 

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  posted on 11/25/2003 at 09:10 AM
RE: Matt Abts "Dyslexic style"...I think what you're looking for is ambidextrous...as in able to use both hands equally...dyslexia is an impairment in the ability to read
 

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  posted on 11/25/2003 at 10:05 AM
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I think what you're looking for is ambidextrous...as in able to use both hands equally...dyslexia is an impairment in the ability to read


Right. I think what the fella that described Abts style knew what he was saying. I'm pretty sure it was a compliment. The drumming in Govt Mule to me seems to hit on a different number, sometimes it sounds like Abts is playing backwards. Hence the dyslexic style...

The only musical instrument I play is the stereo. Music has been an important part of my life for well over 30 years. 30 years plus of going to shows. His beat just sounds - I don't know, is syncopated the right word?

 

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  posted on 11/27/2003 at 11:06 AM
Actually, I think the word you are looking for is amphibious. We all know there are no egos under water....

 

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  posted on 11/27/2003 at 09:56 PM
LOL!!

Matt Abts-Phibious!

 

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