Claude Hudson "Butch" Trucks, founding member and drummer of The Allman Brothers Band, has passed away at age 69 on Tuesday.
Thank you, Butch for years of incredible music behind the kit. At its finest, the ABB was an unyielding rhythmn machine, and Butch provided the driving force. His music paved the way for all bands who used multiple drummers / percussionists.
Tributes are already coming in from those who were influenced by him.
https://t.co/qK3rtvWL05 Butch Trucks, a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band, tragically died the night of Jan 24 in W Palm Beach, FL
— Allman Brothers Band (@allmanbrothers) January 25, 2017
Rest in Peace Uncle Butch pic.twitter.com/AkGOmG4j52
— Tedeschi Trucks Band (@DerekAndSusan) January 25, 2017
Awfully sad to hear of the passing of Butch Trucks. A deserving legend, with a family full of ridiculously talented and truly sweet people.
— Jason Isbell (@JasonIsbell) January 25, 2017
#RIPButchTrucks! Eternally grateful to @allmanbrothers family for helping pave the way for so many inspired bands! https://t.co/KjusijKsBj
— Greensky Bluegrass (@campgreensky) January 25, 2017
Just learning that Butch Trucks of Allman Bros fame has died. Cause unknown. He was 69. Will spin some ABB after 9am @93XRT
— Lin Brehmer (@LinBrehmer) January 25, 2017
Only met @allmanbrothers' Butch Trucks once on @jamcruise & he was a witty, provocative & funny dude. Thanks for the music, Butch. RIP.
— Joel Cummins (@goldlikejoel) January 25, 2017
RIP #ButchTrucks. You were an inspiration to many, please send Duane our love. <3 pic.twitter.com/yk8SdFFVrp
— Brooklyn Bowl (@brooklynbowl) January 25, 2017
Here are some videos from the ABB's last Chicago gig, with plenty of "Butch Cam".