Butch Trucks and Jaimo Johnson have been the foundation of the great Allman Brothers Band since its inception in 1969. They were not the first two drummers to work together in a rock and roll band, yet their styles are definitely unique.
Amidst a small, conservative town in Alabama called Sheffield, where alcohol is prohibited, bootleggers prosper and the sidewalks are rolled up at 8:00 p.m., exists one of the country's major recording centers.
It's difficult to write about Paul English without mentioning Willie Nelson. Paul says that Willie is his "favorite subject." But, there's something admirable about long relationships. For three decades the team of Nelson and English has been on the high and low sides of country and pop music.
Paul T. Riddle is a super, warm human being. He has been a member of The Marshall Tucker Band since before his high school graduation. We spoke at his hotel room in New Jersey and proceeded to cover everything from practice routines to "what-kind-of-drums-do-you- use?"
A pioneer of the Nashville recording scene, Harman was really the first full time studio drummer in that area, and he has certainly not limited himself to any one style, having done an excess of 15,000 sessions.