Melody Trucks, Fitzkee Brothers On Tour Together; Performing At Willie's Midnight Crazy Train Campout

Article Contributed by Doug Deutsch | Published on Friday, June 28, 2024

Acclaimed Southern Roots-Rock vocalist and percussionist Melody Trucks is staying busy into 2024, currently on tour with rising roots-rockers The Fitzkee Brothers, performing at Willie's Midnight Crazy Train Campout, 2270 Fair Rd., Friday, July 5 at 8:30pm. (the Campout lasts from July 4-July 7). Tickets/info: Trucks and the Fitzkee Brothers perform with Special Guests, pianist Melvin Seals and renowned tenor saxophonist, Ron Holloway. All ages event.

Come together with Melody and The Fitzkee Brothers for a night of American Roots music, drawing inspiration from legendary bands such as The Allman Brothers, The Grateful Dead, The Band, and other iconic musical influences. Read more about Truicks and the current tour, here:….

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Melody Trucks is a talented vocalist and percussionist who has performed in front of thousands at major music festivals including Peach Fest, Suwannee Rising and Hulaween.  As the daughter of the late Butch Trucks (founding co-drummer of the Allman Brothers Band), Melody has been surrounded by music her entire life - first picking up flute at age seven. By the time she entered high school, Trucks began exploring the saxophone, clarinet and oboe -- performing in the Concert Band at competition level. It was not until college, when Melody was studying Ethnomusicology, that she found her true love – percussion. Honing her craft, she deeply immersed herself in Samba (Brazilian) and Balinese Gamelan (Bali) studies for the last five years.

In 2017 she was inspired to form the Melody Trucks Band. She released the album “Walking in Gratitude” in 2019, featuring the critically-acclaimed song “Freight Train” in honor of her late father. Since then, Melody has decided to pursue her solo career -- carrying on her family’s legacy with her skillful percussion work, songbird vocals and dynamic stage presence that have earned her a devoted following music of fans.

As a solo artist Melody can be found paving the way for generations to come, collaborating with unique music family line-ups touring nationally. She sits on the Board of “Roots Rock Revival” and is also the Ambassador to the “Butch Trucks Scholarship Fund,” and has since launched “Road to Roots”, a collaborative effort to bring exceptionally talented young musicians on the road with her to help break them into the music scene in a protected environment while cultivating their own craft and acclimating them to tour life.

Melody reprised her role again last year as a Special Guest on some of the heralded Allman Betts Family Revival shows.

The Road Goes on Forever and we’re grateful to be on it with you.