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Trey Anastasio on Butch Trucks: “No one sounded like him”

January 25, 2017
Trey Anastasio offered up his condolences and memories of the late Allman Brothers Band drummer Butch Trucks, who passed away in West Palm Beach, FL at the age of 69. 

In a message posted to Phish's website, Anastasio calls Trucks "an incredible drummer and a really kind person." He added, "For me, Butch’s voice was as integral a part of the Allman Brother’s sound as Gregg’s, Duane’s, or any of the other great musicians that played over the years."

Anastasio summed up Trucks' influence by saying, "No one sounded like him. I’ve always been a firm believer in the huge impact that the drummer has on any great band, and that was certainly true in the case of Butch and the Allman’s." Read the full note below. 
I was so sad to hear of the passing of Butch Trucks. He was an incredible drummer and a really kind person. For me, Butch's voice was as integral a part of the Allman Brother's sound as Gregg's, Duane's, or any of the other great musicians that played over the years. He had a unique way of leaning hard into the bell of the cymbal and his own identifiable attack on the snare. He had an angular aggressive lope that was really unique. No one sounded like him. I've always been a firm believer in the huge impact that the drummer has on any great band, and that was certainly true in the case of Butch and the Allman's. Rest In Peace, Butch. Thank you for your gift.

Trucks once joined Phish during a November 1995 stop in West Palm Beach, FL. Watch "Possum" from that show below.