Friday, April 6
What can you say about a band that's been together since 1986? Plenty! While many bands come and go within a few years, (Savoy) Truffle is in it for the long haul. They are players and entertainers; its what they do! Truffle is David Bailey (bass, vocals), Ned Chase (mandolin, guitar, lap steel & vocals), Mike Gendron (drums), Pete Kowalski (percussion) and Dave Gerard (vocals, electric & resonator guitars). Both Daves and Ned have been creating music together since 1986. They have performed in all but ten states across the U.S., playing as many as 275 shows in one year. Mike (still the rookie) joined the band with years of experience in 1996; the only lineup change in the bands history.
Truffle has achieved widespread popularity by headlining many respected venues as well as
sharing the stage with international acts as Little Feat, Phish, The Band, Dave Matthews Band, David Lindley, The Radiators, and Blues Traveler to name only a few.
Truffle has released five albums and assorted compilations (including Nervous Laughter
on the November/Sony label) as well as contributing to Gerards five solo records; The Zoomy Trail, WSCAs best local / regional CD of 2009, and the 2015 Gerard release FIVE. Their music has also appeared on multiple major motion picture soundtracks. Their latest, Thats Right is a collection of songs penned and arranged by all the members ; with quality song writing, memorable melodies and tasty production, it is by far their most mature record to date.