In a time when country music has become less country, it’s a good thing to know that there is a band like The TRUCK STOP TROUBADOURS around to keep the fire alive for the traditional sounds and themes of true country & rockabilly music. So tell the Congregation to rise and open their hymnals to the songs of those who blazed the trail and laid the ground work. As the good Reverend and his Honky-Tonk Choir deliver the gospel of Hillbilly Music !
The Truck Stop Troubadours are a Massachusetts based band bringing back a classic outlaw country sound mixed with hints of Rockabilly and Americana. The band has been performing since 2010 and has been gaining a solid fan base that extends to country and non-county fans alike. Landing them prime spots on the Town and County fair market as well as opening for national acts like JOHN MICHAEL MONTGOMERY , DWIGHT YOAKAM and CHARLIE DANIELS BAND. The band also has won the title of BEST COUNTRY BAND in the Valley Advocate's annual reader's poll in 2010 and 2011, an honor they are proud to have.
Born and raised in tobacco farm town in Connecticut traditional country singer BRIAN CHICOINE followed his heart and love for country music to Nashville where he lived for 10 years gigging and defining his own music style on Lower Broad at clubs like Layla's Bluegrass Inn, Robert's Western World, Tootsie's, Second Fiddle and Legend's Corner. Brian shared the stage with some of Nashville’s top musicians and Opened shows for artists such as SHOOTER JENNINGS, BR5-49, DALE WATSON, HANK WILLIAMS III, JYPSI and many others. Brian returned home to New England in 2008 bringing back with him is knowledge of the Nashville scene and a notebook full of original songs. And in 2010 Brian decided the time was right to form a band that would stand for the tradition of county music.
Joining Brian is a Telecaster & Gretch toten'
guitarist....ROB "R.G." GRIMALDI... who is better known
as 6 Strings of Sexy. "R.G". lays down that old school
twang from Nashville & Bakersfield with a seasoning of
Rockabilly straight out of Sun Records.
Next we have the low end master of the electric AND
upright bass guitar known simply as JUNIOR. A grizzled
seasoned veteran of the Northeast Music Scene
guarantees you feel that low down country rumble that
will rock you right out of your seats and on to the dance
On the drums we have the man on the "Sticks & Skins". The time keeper STEPHEN E. WOODS. If it calls for a Train Beat, Texas Shuffle or a Waylon Stomp you can be sure that the man has your backbeat. Classic Ludwig with a classic Style and some killer stick work.
Every time the boys strap on their guitars and kick into that 4/4 foot stompin', two steppin', house rockin', diesel truckin', beer drinkin' beat....Everyone knows that the good times are STILL alive and well. By the end of their sermon drinks will be raised and souls will be saved !! Now, Can I get a Witness !?!?