|Location||West Palm Beach, Florida, United States|
|Introduction||Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks (born May 11, 1947 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American drummer who is one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band. One of Trucks' first bands was local Jacksonville band The Vikings, who made one 7-inch record in 1964. Another early band was The 31st of February which formed and broke up in 1968. This group's lineup eventually included both Duane Allman and Gregg Allman. They recorded a cover of "Morning Dew", by 1960s folk singer Bonnie Dobson. Trucks then helped form The Allman Brothers Band in 1969, along with Duane Allman (guitar), Gregg Allman (vocals and organ), Dickey Betts (guitar), Berry Oakley (bass), and fellow drummer Jai Johanny Johanson. Together, the two drummers developed a rhythmic drive that would prove crucial to the band. Trucks laid down a powerful conventional beat while the jazz-influenced Johanson added a second laminate of percussion and ad libitum cymbal flourishes, seamlessly melded into one syncopated sound. Trucks continues to record and perform with the Allman Brothers Band today.|
|Interests||Reading (about to finish a ten year project, Joyce's Ulysses), Fishing (especially salt-water fly fishing), Flapping my yap about everything in general, but especially politics. Thus this place.|
|Favorite Movies||The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Tree of Life, to name three.|
|Favorite Music||Miles Davis: Kind of Blue and In a Silent Way, esp. Anything John Coltrane, Early Herbie Hancock, Ravel's Daphne et Chloe, Anything by Ludwig Van esp the Ninth and Eroica.|
|Favorite Books||Anything by Faulkner, especially Absalom, Absalom. and As I Lay Dying, The Lord of the Rings, The Divine Comedy, Anything by Carl Sagan.|
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