Brother and Sister at The Blueberry Patch 05.14.22

[Thanks to Silent J Studio for the lightning-fast turnaround on these great photos!]

The recently renovated Blueberry Patch in Gulfport, Florida, was packed Saturday night, May 14, with music fans anxious to enjoy the enhanced surroundings (it is truly a magical place), visit with friends new and old, and listen to the superb sounds of Brother and Sister, the Allman Brothers Family Tribute Band featuring Melody and Vaylor Trucks, children of ABB founder and drummer Butch Trucks.

The Blueberry Patch. πŸ“·: Brother and Sister

The band had blown out a superb if all-too-short set at Suwannee Rising last month, and they set out on their current tour May 13 with a show at The Big House in Macon.

Brother & Sister 05.14.22. πŸ“·: Silent J Studio

The vibes were perfect, and everything aligned for a magnificent night of music from this talented pair and their amazing band. Given two long sets, the seven-member band included great additions such as β€œStormy Monday” to the evening’s repertoire. Melody has never been in better voice than this night, so powerful. A fan walked up after the show to compliment her about always being on key; we heartily concur! Her work on congas always adds such a great dimension to the music.

Melody Trucks – Brother & Sister 05.14.22. πŸ“·: Silent J Studio

Many fans know about Melody Trucks but don’t know much about her brother Vaylor Trucks. He is a monster on guitar, sounding amazing in this setting and positively stunning with his experimental group Yeti Trio. He is joined on the front line by guitarist Willis Gore from the outstanding band Bonnie Blue. Melody’s comment after the show: WILLIS WAS ON FIRE! (Can confirm.)Β 

Vaylor Trucks – Brother & Sister 05.14.22. πŸ“·: Silent J Studio

Gore is a true Southern soul singer, handing lyrics along with Melody and with keyboard king Bill McKay, who makes the Hammond B3 organ and electric piano soar. The double drums ofΒ Eric SandersΒ andΒ Garrett Dawson propelled the entire evening, and they got great workouts on both β€œLiz Reed” and β€œWhipping Post.” Scott Boyer sat in on guitar for “Statesboro Blues” during the first set.

Willis Gore – Brother & Sister 05.14.22. πŸ“·: Silent J Studio

There are quite a few outstanding bands playing in tribute to the Allman Brothers Band, and we should support them all in keeping this music alive, but just be sure you include the Allman Brothers Family Tribute Band Brother and Sister on your list!

Garrett Dawson & Eric Sanders – Brother & Sister 05.14.22. πŸ“·: Silent J Studio

[SET 1: Don’t Want You No More > It’s Not My Cross to Bear, Statesboro Blues, Stand Back, Midnight Rider, Dreams, Come & Go Blues, Please Call Home, Jessica; SET 2: Revival, Black Hearted Woman, Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More, Blue Sky, One Way Out, Southbound, Stormy Monday, Melissa, In Memory of Elizabeth Reed; E: Whipping Post]

Bill McKay – Brother & Sister 05.14.22. πŸ“·: Silent J Studio



05/20Β  House of Music | Tallahassee FL
05/21Β  The Martin Centre | Douglas GA


Blue Jay Sessions with Vaylor & Melody Trucks
Special Guests: Victor Wainwright & Pat Harrington

06/10Β  Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville FL
06/11Β  Blue Jay Listening Room | Jacksonville FL


BROTHER & SISTER w/ The Cordovas

06/23Β  Charleston Pour House | Charleston SC
06/24Β  Asheville Music Hall | Asheville NC
06/25Β  Visulite Theatre | Charlotte NC
06/26Β  North Street Press Club | Farmville VA
06/28Β  City Winery | Washington DC
06/29Β  City Winery | Boston MA
06/30Β  Sellersville Theater | Sellersville PA



07/01Β  Peach Fest | Scranton PA
09/24Β  GABBAfest | Grand Opera House | Macon GA







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