It was our 13th wedding anniversary so Ken and I decided to go to our favorite club, Darwin's, in Marietta, to see one of our favorite groups,The Truett Lollis Trio. We don't usually go out on work nights, so we hadn't been on a Monday. We were surprised that the place was full, on a Monday night!
People have discovered how much fun Truett's shows are and how talented he and his band are, and they are coming out to listen. Some of the band's talented friends have been coming out to join them, and last night Cody Matlock, a brilliant young guitarist, sat in, as did an extremely talented bongo player whose name I did not get. Other friends were scheduled to perform, but we had to leave just as the first guest took the stage.
The point, though, is that Truett and bassist Jonathan Norwood and bassist Jody White are so talented and so likeable that other talented musicians want to play with them. Truett says that Monday nights are his favorite night of the week, and it shows.
Truett Lollis is only 22 years old. He started playing guitar at 12, and was soon recognized as a real prodigy. Now, it was fun to see him playing with Cody Matlock, who is also a young guitar prodigy. We seem to breed them here in the South!
The band rocked "Born Under a Bad Sign," "Cold Shot," and other familiar blues-rock numbers, but the standout by far was "Sweet Melissa," with the entire band handling this iconic Allman Brothers number brilliantly. I could have listened to that one song for hours. It was that good
The Truett Lollis Trio has been playing all around the metro area lately, with appearances at the 120 Music Hall and Tavern and Eddie's Attic in addition to Darwin's just last week, but they are at Darwin's in Marietta every Monday night. Do yourselves a favor and go out and listen. You'll see why Truett and his band have become hometown favorites!