diesel trukkers

diesel trukkers


A musical stew of classic & southern rock, boogie-blues, and alt-country. Electric slide guitar,bass, and drums/percussion collide to create powerful rock n' roll heavily influenced by bands such as The Faces, Humble Pie, The Black Crowes, and The Rolling Stones.


Diesel Trukkers evolved in a three car garage in Seattle where neighbors were brewing up biodiesel alongside of the early sessions in 2005, hence the name. Diesel Trukkers are a power trio consisting of Mychael VanEngelen on electric guitar, Skin Richards on drums, and Mike 'Leon' Young carrying the bass. The Trukkers have played a variety of venues around the Seattle area such as The Tractor, Jazzbones, The Swiss, Hi-Dive, and Fenders to name a few. The Trukkers have sculpted a unique sound that dives into swamp blues, southern slide and classic rock. Highly energetic, loose and gritty rock 'that rolls' is the goal, with a good time to be had by all.


Diesel Trukkers are streaming original music and providing downloads off My Space, at dieseltrukkers@myspace.com

Set List

Our typical set list can range from 75 minutes to 120 and can be one or two sets depending on the show. Diesel Trukkers typically perform 12 to 20 songs. The majority of the material are original compositions. However the band will cover 1-3 songs per set of other artist's material consistent with our influences.