The “If James Brown Can Have Two Drummers, So Can I” Workshop
That is what Duane told Butch and Jaimoe, and the rest is history. Butch, along with Cody and their technical teaching assistant, will demonstrate the dynamics of The Allman Brothers Band Two- Drummer Style. *Those attending the workshop will be invited to actively participate-
The Legacy of Duane Allman: A Multi-Media Presentation by Butch Trucks
Butch will present a personal reflection of time he spent living and working with Duane Allman, a person he credits with profoundly changing his life and music. Butch will regale you with stories and anecdotes that few have heard. Rare archival film footage along with photos from Butch’s personal files will be shown. If you’re an ABB fan, this is a opportunity not to be missed.
The Jam Band
The Allman Brothers Band is recognized as being one of the founding fathers of the rock/jam band genre and Butch has jammed with all the greats… from Eric Clapton to to Carlos Santana to Jerry Garcia. Butch, along with bass accompaniment, will demonstrate the technique and feel of how the call-and-response between two players can change the dynamics and direction of the music.
The “Whipping Post” & “Dreams” Clinic
Butch will take this afternoon to walk you through these two most recognizable ABB tunes. He will demonstrate their intricacies, nuances and time signatures and also provide written notation. This presentation will include both audio and video signature approaches to illustrate the evolution of these songs, along with detailed breakdowns. A late night jam session will allow those attending this workshop to play these songs with Butch and the NMA.
Roots, Rock & Rudiments
Butch will address the importance of learning basic drumming principles. His drumming career started in the high school marching band, and he will describe how his technique has evolved over the past 45 years. He will illustrate how he utilizes basic rudiments in many of the ABB songs. Don’t forget to bring your drum pad and sticks to this workshop.
Beginner Basics Workshop
Butch’s technical teaching assistant, Todd Walker, will offer an intimate clinic for those requiring additional instruction. This will benefit the beginning and intermediate drummers who would like to have some of Butch’s grooves broken down in a very simple, easy to comprehend format. These classes will be held at the end of each day to help students review and retain materials from previous sessions.
Oteil Burbridge Sessions:
Rhythmic Concepts for Bass – Developing Your Inner Drummer – In this workshop, we will focus on giving you a much deeper groove, using African, swing, funk, Latin and polyrhythms.
Harmony – Pattern Recognition – We will work on chord structure and shapes for 4, 5 and 6 string bass in this workshop. We will also explore basic theory for classical and jazz, scales, arpeggios and extended triads, etc.
Listening – Developing Heightened Awareness – We will learn to listen to each other rhythmically, melodically, individually, and collectively. I will stress working on playing with a metronome since it forces us to listen to something else while we listen to what we’re doing at the same time. Trying to develop listening skills that are not just sonic, but to also listening emotionally.
Luther Dickinson Workshops:
Acoustic Country Blues Guitar applied to Rock ‘N Roll- Technique, Improvisation and Soloing
History of Country Blues Guitar- From the Delta to the Hills
Reading excerpt from Jim Dickinson’s The Search for Blind Lemon
Cody Dickinson Workshops:
Double drum collaboration with Butch Trucks
Electric washboard clinic Cody will demonstrate how he makes psychedelic sounds with my washboard and pedals, plus the washboard is a great introductory instrument for newbies
Various warms ups and rudimentary- related grooves/ fills that Cody will transcribe and teach
Drum clinics with small groups
Cody’s Physical Fitness Routine! Lifestyle is a huge part of what makes Cody the musician he is. Use this opportunity to devote time to your physical and mental health.
Additional Roots Rock Revival Activities:
Open rehearsals, Discussion panels with Q&A sessions, Songwriting Discussions, Modern Music Business Strategies, Recording and Production Concepts and techniques.