From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, Velvet Truckstop is a seasoned musical
powerhouse that delivers a high-energy mix of Southern Rock and jam-fueled Cosmic Americana
every time they take the stage.
VT has recorded/performed live with many notable musicians, including: Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead), Ike Stubblefield (Frank Zappa, Jerry Garcia Band), Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd), and John Keane (Widespread Panic).
Following the success of their first full-length album, “Sweet Release” (voted No. 5 on WNCW’s Top 20 regional charts), they went on to command stages at top events, including multiple performances at SXSW in Austin, Texas; the Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam (2009- 2019); and the French Broad River Festival (2019).
After extensive touring throughout the East Coast, the band cut their second album, “Southbound and Down", produced by Johnny Sandlin (Allman Brothers/Widespread Panic) in Muscle Shoals
Velvet Truckstop is pleased to announce their third album "Reckless Abandon" will be released in 2022. Band Members are : Jamie Dose (guitar/vocals); Josh Gibbs (lap steel/guitar and vocals); Will Nicholson (bass); and,
Jor Sutton (drums).
- Ali Marshall, MtnXpress
“The guitar work is crisp and plaintive, the lyrics tug at heartstrings while also exuding Americana toughness. And, proving they can rock at any speed, the unhurried waltz of “Cadillac Souls” is a dusty romance. Dose sings with whiskey-soaked conviction; the song is a sexy slow burn."