FcoTco

The  Franklin County Trucking Company

Welcome to the Adventures of the Franklin County Trucking Company! Here you can find all the merch, news, links, etc to your favorite trucker rock’n’roll band!

 

MERCH:

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The Further Adventures of the Franklin County Trucking Company

To purchase the Further Adventures, click the add to cart button below…




 

 

 

 

SOLD OUT! The Adventures of the Franklin County Trucking Company

FIRST CD SOLD OUT FOR NOW

But, you can purchase “The Adventures of the Franklin County Trucking Company” on Itunes by clicking HERE.  

 

 

ABOUT:

2017 - FcoTco was the brainchild of Skinny Jim Rotramel, and kicked into gear by Eddie Spaghetti.  “I had written a few truck drivin’ songs in the Number 9 Blacktops, and wanted to do an album paying respect to the old trucker country artists from the 60s, 70s, and 80s,” says Rotramel. “In 2013, Eddie and I were recording our “Cool on my Right” album in Indianapolis. We had tracked a Number 9 Blacktops’ song called Big Rig, and I mentioned to Eddie that I wanted to start a trucker band, and he said let him know when it comes time.”

Rotramel ran the idea by former Dallas Alice bandmate Sean Hopkins, who was on board from the start. “I asked Sean to write a few of the songs. He wrote half, and I wrote half. Throw in a couple of covers, that was it. We tried to see who could write them the fastest. Sean won, but not by much.”

Former Number 9 Blacktops drummer Taylor Sprehe handles the drum duties with ease. “Taylor is the hardest hitting drummer I have ever played with. Sean and I ran the songs by him one evening, and he hit the studio the next day. 4 hours later, he had them all knocked out,” states Rotramel.

   As far as Supersuckers frontman Eddie Spaghetti… this project fits him to a “T”.  Eddie was to track bass and vocals after a Supersuckers show in St. Louis one night. That afternoon, Eddie and band got snowed in outside of Kansas City along with Jesse Dayton, and couldn’t make it to St. Louis. (insert wrench in gear here). This postponed the album big time. After searching for compromising schedules, Eddie flew to St. Louis in March and spend 2 days tracking bass, vocals, and assisting with production on the album at Sawhorse Studios. Engineer Jason McEntire broke his leg a few days before the session (insert another wrench into said gears), but luckily Preston Jones stepped up to assist with tracking.

The tracking for the first album was finished up late March (2017), and the project was sent off to Dave Harris at Studio B Mastering in Charlotte, NC. Cover art was based off of the old 70s trucker albums, and features West Frankfort, IL’s hometown legend “Wild” Bill Reinschmidt…

2018/2019 – We had great feedback about the 1st album, and we owe a HUGE thanks to Mojo Nixon and the fine folks at SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country station for the plays. “Department of Transportation” sold great, and we sold out of physical CDs quickly.

We decided to do another one! Sean and Jim split the songwriting duties again, and Eddie also threw in an original for this album. We again used Sawhorse Studios in St. Louis, MO to track, and Studio B Mastering in Charlotte, NC to master the 2nd album, titled “The Further Adventures of the Franklin County Trucking Company.”  The album was released on 10/4/2019, and is a trucker rock’n’roll masterpiece! Give it a listen HERE 

 

SHOWS/MORE INFO:

For show dates and up to date info, catch us on Facebook.

 

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