Last night, Butch Trucks & The Freight Train kicked off their summer tour at The Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, FL. The band’s cast of characters includes bassist Berry Duane Oakley Jr., the son of original bassist Berry Oakley, Bruce Katz on keys, young guitarist and vocalist Heather Gillis, and Garrett Dawson on percussion.
The night featured some very special guests, including Ben Sparaco, who impressed the room for most of the night (check out his debut EP here), as well as English blues guitarist and singer who makes his home in South Florida Matt Schofield, venue owner Albert Poliak on keys, and Butch’s daughter Melody Trucks Dugger on vocals. A family affair, to say the least, included plenty of Allman Brothers hits, like “Dreams,” “Jessica,” and “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed,” as well as The Band‘s “Ophelia” and Bob Dylan‘s “Highway 61 Revisited.”
Thanks to CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS, you can both watch and listen to the full set below:
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed with Matt Schofield
Out From Center
Butch Trucks & The Freight Train Band @ The Funky Biscuit 7/21/16:
Setlist: Hot ‘Lanta > Trouble No More. Dreams. Only You Know%. Statesboro Blues$. Out From Center. Jessica%. Ophelia$. Highway 61*. Compared To What* > In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed*
E: Whipping Post.
Band: Butch Trucks (drums), Heather Gillis (guitar), Berry Duane Oakley Jr. (bass), Bruce Katz (keys), Garrett Dawson (percussion), Ben Sparaco (guitar), %w/ Albert Poliak (keys), $w/ Melody Trucks Dugger (vocals), *w/ Matt Schofield (guitar).
Recorded by Adam @ CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS. Sound Engineer: Ray Rivard @ Audio Events.