featuring Roosevelt Collier of the Lee Boys and Shane Pruitt on select dates; on tour this January
Church is in session, and it’s a sweaty, slide-driven soul-saving affair. Duane Trucks and Kevin Scott of Col. Bruce Hampton & the Pharaoh Gummit have joined forces with New Orleans guitarist and vocalist Gregory “Wolf” Hodges to form a funky new blues trio, Flannel Church. Collectively, the group offers a raw, infectious sound that draws from swampy New Orleans funk, old school gospel and traditional rhythm and blues.
Flannel Church is also the side project of Lee Boys pedal steel phenom Roosevelt Collier and South Carolina blues guitarist Shane Pruitt, who bring the sit-in magic of a festival jam session to the group’s live show.
The trio debuted on Trucks’ 23rd birthday in Jacksonville, FL Dec. 28, 2011 following the Tedeschi Trucks Band concert at the Florida Theater. Playing across the street from his brother at Burro Bar, Flannel Church and Collier introduced the hometown crowd to their energetic live show as they jammed late into the night.
The band is currently on the road with Pruitt for their inaugural two week tour, playing intimate venues throughout the Southeast:
1/2/2012: Nu-Way Restaurant & Lounge in Spartanburg, SC
1/4/2012: Chicora Alley in Greenville, SC
1/5/2012: Smith’s Olde Bar in Atlanta, GA
1/6/2012: Marty’s in Birmingham, AL
1/7/2012: Barley’s Taproom in Knoxville, TN
1/8/2012: One Stop Deli & Bar in Asheville, NC
1/9/2012: Nu-Way Restaurant & Lounge in Spartanburg, SC
1/10/2012: Evening Muse in Charlotte, NC
1/11/2012: Home Team BBQ (Sullivan’s Island) in Charleston, SC
1/12/2012: Surf Bar in Folly Beach, SC
1/13/2012: Dog Star Tavern “Gregg Allman After Party” in Fernandina Beach, Fl
1/14/2012: The District in Dothan, AL