As this day progresses, the community continues to honor the fallen drummer of The Allman Brothers Band with words, stories, music, videos and so much more. The legendary Butch Trucks passed away yesterday at the age of 69, leaving behind a beautiful legacy of music with the Allmans and beyond.One of the many lives that Trucks inspired is that of Warren Haynes, who cut his jib with the Allmans before branching out into Gov’t Mule and other projects. Haynes shared his sentiments on the loss of Butch Trucks through social media, posting an emotional status about his bandmate. You can read Haynes’ words below.“After all the devastating losses of 2016 I can’t believe it. I’m still in shock. I am truly honored to have played music and shared life with Butch for over 25 years. He was one of a kind-as a drummer and as a human being. Butch was part of what is unfortunately now a dying breed of musicians who served with honor like soldiers. He put 110% of his self into every song he played. He was the Lou Gehrig of rock drummers. I’ve seen him play many times when he was injured or sick and most people would have bailed or phoned it in. Not Butch. He would play with the utmost intensity till he was about to fall over with no regrets. He was very proud of the fact that up until our last shows in 2014 he was the only member of the band who had never missed a show. His mission in life was to serve the music. And serve the music he did. Butch considered the Allman Brothers Band music to be reverent and each performance to be of the highest level of importance and he drove that “freight train” like no other could. We miss you Butchie.”We sure do. RIP.
Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Image by Storm Hartmann / WNY News Now.JAMESTOWN – Police in Jamestown are once again warning the community about a suspicious incident where two men approached students walking to school.Jamestown Police say the men approached, then followed, students who were walking to Lincoln Elementary School along Front Street on Thursday.The men, police say, also tried to engage in conversation with the students.When the kids got to school, they immediately notified the principal. This is the second incident in the last week where students were approached by men in the Jamestown area.Police say last Friday two men in a white van approached students at Ring Elementary School on Jamestown’s northside.Anyone who may have information on either incident, or know the identity of the men, is asked to contact the Jamestown Police Department at 483-7537.The Jamestown Public School Administration and the Jamestown Police encourage parents and guardians to talk to their children about the importance of not talking to strangers, or if any stranger approaches them, to report it immediately to a trusted adult.