Truck Stop Troubadours are a Retro Country Roots & Rockabilly band based in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts The band has been performing full time since 2008 Their music transcends to country and non country music fans alike drawing influences from the legends Johnny Cash , Waylon Jennings , Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and others to create a fine blend of Outlaw brewed Country. The band consistently plays over a 150 live dates a year throughout the Northeast performing either as a headline or in support of National Artist's like Dwight Yoakam Charlie Daniels and others. The groups mission is to connect with the audience and carry on the traditions of Country Music.
SO refreshing to hear a band that plays what I consider to be real country music! In my opinion Haggard is #1 and you guys do a great job with his tunes! The more Merle the better! Please don't ever stop playing the old country tunes! There's nothing like it! You guys are so appreciated for what you do!
The Friend of the Farm at Hilltop booked The Truck Stop Troubadours for our 10th annual "Farm Fest Harvest Dinner Fundraiser" event at the Historic Hilltop Farm in Suffield, Connecticut, and these guys absolutely get credit for it being a SMASH SUCCESS! This group blew everyone away and people are still talking about it. Totally professional and truly phenomenal musicianship.
Price Range: $1500 & Up
Gig Length: 90 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
When you hire Truck Stop Troubadours your hiring a Professional Band of hard working skilled seasoned players that chose a lifestyle of playing music for a living not a hobby. The Troubadours are continually refining their craft and focus on bringing a little joy and happiness to everyone who hears and sees them perform. There is nothing like a Truck Stop Troubadours show to forget your troubles and teach those feet to move .The sets are non stop song after song paying homage to the legends who came before them and defined country music. With a strong baritone lead voice surrounded by sweet harmony a bed of acoustic guitar , a melodic pedal steel with an infectious rhythm section that gets everyone on the dance floor in a hurry. That experience has a name… Truck Stop Troubadours .Ask for it by name and accept no substitutes Remember , It doesn't cost a whole lot more to go first class and... you'll be happy you did.
TRUCK STOP TROUBADOURS KEEPING CLASSIC OUTLAW COUNTRY ALIVE
The Truck Stop Troubadours shine like a “can’t miss it” neon beacon on the well-traveled highway that is Country Music. The Truck Stop Troubadours are a Massachusetts/Pioneer Valley -based band that specializes in their own, unique brand of country music that ropes you right in and doesn't let you go…
With hints of Rockabilly, Blues and Gospel liberally mixed in, and telling stories of life, love and lust, the music of The Truck Stop Troubadours seamlessly weaves a modern voice into the fabric of the timeless traditions of barn-burning, foot-stomping’ country music. These guys put a fresh spin on country with their decidedly original songs that are well written, fine-tuned and replete with absolutely catchy hooks. And this band can just as easily take the old, familiar country standards to places and heights previously unexplored. When The Truck Stop Troubadours place their indelible stamp on these old nuggets it’s like hearing them again for the first time…
The live show demonstrates how well The Truck Stop Troubadours give a collective tip of their hats to the greats who came before them. The musicianship is second-to-none and this band can cover all the bases. The vocals and harmonies stand as firm reminders of what authentic great country music should sound like. But make no mistake about it, the music of The Truck Stop Troubadours breathes an undeniable new life into that old tried and true, three-chord song formula that still stands today as the master template for country music.
With The Truck Stop Troubadours the recipe of a seasoned, strong vocal mixed right up front, and then masterfully intertwined with guitar, pedal steel, bass and drums, creates a sound that makes anyone listening swear that the jukebox just came alive. Great original songs, mixed-in with classic country gems, get the dance floor crowded in a hurry. The complete package makes for an unforgettable musical experience that translates to country and non country fans alike. That experience has a name… Truck Stop Troubadours ask for it by name and...accept no substitutes
Brian Chicoine: Lead Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Harmonica
Scott Tyler: Electric Guitars, Pedal Steel, Harmony Vocals
Junior Cain: Electric & Up-Right Dog House Bass
Gary Tokarz: Drums, Harmony Vocal
All of the music is performed live, with no samples, backing tracks or prerecorded music of any kind. The bands back line consists of authentic 1960’s period vintage and reissue vintage gear Truck Stop Troubadours is a high energy show that reminds the audience how uniquely inspirational, entertaining, and historically significant their brand of music is and continues to be. TST cover enough material for concerts ranging from 90 minutes to 3 hour shows.
Additional Booking Notes
Truck Stop Troubadours can provide pro sound and lights for medium size shows 300-400 people additional sound stage and lights would need to be contracted for much larger events. In our rider the buyer provides meals bottled water and sometimes lodging if were many hours away from home. We always try and let logic prevail and work with The Buyer .
Truck Stop Troubadours usually perform two 90 minute sets with a 30 minute intermission. The sets can be tailored to accommodate three 1 hour sets with two 20 minute breaks. The sets contain material that ranges from up tempo shuffles to ballads to mid tempo songs all danceable and the majority of the music you've heard somewhere at sometime but The Troubadours add their own little spin to it that brings a simile to faces of all ages. Set list can be viewed here (link hidden) or emailed upon request
|Brian Chicone||Guitar Lead Vocals|
|Junior||Electric & Up-Right Bass|
|Gary Tokarz||Drums Vocals|
|Scott Tyler||Guitar Vocals|
Influences & Inspiration
Johnny Cash Waylon Jennings Willie Nelson Hank Williams (I II III) Elvis Jerry Lee Lewis Ray Price George Jones Dale Watson Jamey Johnson Dwight Yokam Buck Owens George Strait Steve Earl Rolling Stones Loretta Lynn The Tennessee 3 John Fogerty CCR Merle Haggard Marty Stewart The Mavericks The Beatles and many more. Being a musician whatever you hear goes in and comes out with your own little twist on it.
two 20 amp circuts for our own sound .Larger events that hire in sound companies may need additional circuts
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