SCMG – Who are the members of your band?
BT – Kristin Caughman, Ryan Headley, Billy James, Martin Giles, Josh Cole, and Josh Capone
SCMG – What genre do you consider yourself?
BT – Americana is our overall genre but our original sound has developed into more of a fusion of Americana, Southern Rock, and Blues
SCMG – What was your biggest accomplishment in 2017?
BT – Not leaving or losing any band equipment on the road. Major plus! Our latest album release of “Three” was a pretty big accomplishment for us. Songs from our album, “Everybody’s Baby” and “California Man” have been played on several internet, independent, and Americana radio stations throughout the US and even charted in a couple of polls.
SCMG – What are your plans for 2018?
BT – The Truck plans to continue to roll throughout the Southeast and wherever our music takes us in 2018. We have a lot of new songs and have brought some of our older originals into a new light. We can’t wait for many more opportunities to share our stories with you and make new memories that may become new songs along the way. Every song is a story and a memory. What memory will you create with our music?
SCMG – Where and when can we find you?
BT – Blackbeard’s Truck plays all throughout South Carolina and branches into North Carolina, Tennessee, and into Georgia. For the most up-to-date calendar information, you can always visit www.blackbeardstruck.com and subscribe to our events on our Facebook Page @blackbeardstruck. We are adding new shows to our schedule almost everyday for at least 3 weekends a month and a few during the week.
SCMG – Who would you consider your biggest local influence?
BT – Our biggest local influences are Five Way Friday and the Blue Dogs.
SCMG – What would they say about you?
BT – If Five Way was asked about Blackbeard’s Truck, Randy would probably ask “Are those guys still playing?” Rivers and Mac would say “Still sounding great guys and good job on adding the female lead. Let’s pair up”. As for the Blue Dogs, Hank and Bobby would probably give the “That a boy” pat on the back and jump up on stage with us for a few songs. They both have been known to play a few covers with Blackbeard’s Truck and Kristin has stepped in on a few of Hank’s acoustic gigs down in Mount Pleasant so that’s a pretty big compliment in itself.
SCMG – Who would you like to work with but haven’t yet had the chance?
BT – We probably all have a few we’d like to play with but Richie Sambora would definitely be at the top of the list for international stars. Journey would be a dream as well. More on the local level, we’d like to definitely pair up with Jump Little Children, Stop Light Observation, and Blue Dogs. Dream big or go home, right?
SCMG – What are your favorite albums of all time from any musician?
BT – Depends on who you ask. Here’s a range of our collective all time favorite albums: Bon Jovi “New Jersey”, Journey “Frontiers”, Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon” and “Animals”, Dream Theatre “Scenes from a Memory”, Pearl Jam “Ten”, Five Way Friday “Run Like This”, shall I go on? We could seriously be here for the next week compiling this list.
SCMG – If you could meet any of your favorite musicians, who would you choose and why?
BT – That is another loaded question. We have so many that we all love and are our favorites for various reasons. If we had to make a more concise list, it would consist of Richie Sambora for his outstanding ability as a guitarist and songwriter, Dave Grohl for who he has worked with over the years and the stories he could probably share, Dolly Parton for her wealth of music knowledge and experience and to hear her story first hand, John Prime to learn how he writes his music, and David Gilmour as his melodic ability and creativity on guitar are “simply unparalleled”. Again, this is another list that could go on forever and it would probably take us all individually a minimum of a month or more to be able to meet all our favorite musicians and those that truly gave us inspiration and brought us to our love of music.