Toler Tuchi Band to Release Doc’s Hideaway
“Dangerous” Dan Toler—who played with The Allman Brothers Band from 1978-82, participated in the band’s 1986 reunion shows and toured with both Gregg Allman and Dickey Betts—is currently suffering from Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But the noted guitarist has mustered the energy to record a new studio album with The Toler Tucci Band, Doc’s Hideaway which is set for release on November 6 via Magnolia Records.
In addition to Toler and band co-namesake Doc Tucci, the group features The Platters singer Verceal Whitaker, keyboardist Jake Hansen, bassist Harry DeBusk, percussionist Mike Tucci and Gregg Allman Band percussionist Chaz Trippy
Toler struggled to complete the album given his current condition. According to his management, “he was only able to play a single song per session. It is highly improbable that he will be able to record again.” Yet, as Warren Haynes says, “Dan with ALS is still miles beyond most other professional guitarists.”
The band is slated to perform at New York’s BB King Blues Club on March 14, 2013.