Little River Band

Little River Band

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Little River Band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1975. It was originally a blend of musicians who had enjoyed success in other Australian acts. Their new focus was to get airplay on American radio, and they achieved that goal with good songwriting, powerful vocals, and guitar harmonies. They immediately claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the ‘70s…and the ‘80s.

Between 1976 and 1983, chart success in America includes the following singles: It’s a Long Way There, Help Is on Its Way, Happy Anniversary, Reminiscing, Lady, Cool Change, Lonesome Loser, The Night Owls, Take It Easy On Me, Man On Your Mind, We Two, and The Other Guy.

Little River Band is considered to be one of Australia’s most significant bands. Worldwide album and CD sales now top 30 million. They also set a record for having Top 10 hits for 6 consecutive years…the first band to achieve that mark. And according to BMI, Reminiscing has garnered rare status with over 5 million airplays on America radio…and Lady is close behind with over 4 million airplays. LRB was rightfully inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame at the 18th Annual ARIA Music Awards of 2004.

The current lineup brings new energy and arrangements to the classic hits, making new memories for the audience out of each live performance. It’s always fun to watch as people are swept up by the show’s vitality and the volume of hits from LRB’s history. You’ll see plenty of people mouthing the words…”I love this song…I forgot it was one of Little River Band’s hits!”

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Molly Hatchet

Molly Hatchet

Jacksonville’s Molly Hatchet meld loud hard rock boogie with guitar jam-oriented Southern rock. Formed in 1975, the group’s original lineup featured three guitarists — Dave Hlubek, Steve Holland, and Duane Roland — plus vocalist Danny Joe Brown, bassist Banner Thomas, and drummer Bruce Crump. They recorded a self-titled debut album in 1978, which quickly went platinum; the follow-up, Flirtin’ with Disaster, was even more successful, selling over two million copies. Brown left the group in 1980 after the constant touring became too tiresome; he was replaced by Jimmy Farrar for Beatin’ the Odds, but Farrar’s voice was less immediately identifiable, and Molly Hatchet’s commercial appeal began a slow decline. The band experimented with horns on Take No Prisoners, but Farrar left for a solo career soon afterwards. Brown rejoined the band in 1982, but the ensuing album, No Guts…No Glory, flopped, and guitarist Hlubek insisted on revamping Molly Hatchet’s sound. After The Deed Is Done, a straightforward pop/rock album, the group took some time off in 1985 while its Double Trouble Live album, a collection of some of its best-known songs, was released. Molly Hatchet returned in 1989 without Hlubek for an album of straight, polished AOR, Lightning Strikes Twice. Not even the group’s fan base bought the record, and Molly Hatchet disbanded shortly afterward. They reunited in the mid-’90s as an active touring outfit, releasing Devil’s Canyon, their first record since Lightning Strikes Twice, in 1996. Continuing to recapture the style of their glory days, Silent Reign of Heroes followed in 1998, and Kingdom of XII appeared in early 2001. A slew of live recordings appeared during the next few years, and the band’s studio follow-up, Warriors of the Rainbow Bridge, was released in 2005. Their 13th album, Justice, appeared in 2010.

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John Waite

John Waite

John Waite

Songs, and songwriting keeps me inspired, moving forward.
I tend to scribble down notes, lyrics or just random thoughts on pieces of paper, backs of cigarette packs, sometimes on my shirt cuff. Rock n’ roll is closest thing I’ve got to a spiritual power. It’s been the higher voice in my life and it’s never let me down.”

Countless musicians of far lesser accomplishment have probably made similar statements regarding their own personal creative process, but when the confession comes from John Waite – whose been successfully writing, recording and performing some of the most listenable, enduring and appreciated popular music for more than 35 years – one cannot help but both recognize and marvel at the shimmering legacy of this British born rock star.

The ride began when Waite was tapped as bassist and lead vocalist for the Babys who rocketed to Top 20 chart positions with a pair of infections hits, “Isn’t it Time” from the band’s sophomore LP, Broken Heart in 1977 and the monster ballad, “Every Time I Think of You” off 1978’s Head First. But it was the album’s rhythmically aggressive and seductive title track where fans got their first glimpse of the authentic John Waite, a no-holds-barred rock n’ roll performer devoted heart and soul to live performance and making sure every fan in the audience left the concert hall just as elated and exhausted as the band they’d paid to see.

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After John Lennon’s assassination, December 9, 1980, a bizarre thing happened during one of those furious Baby’s performances when John was pulled from the stage by an overzealous fan during an encore. The freak event seriously injured his knee and the group disbanded shortly thereafter. From the ashes of the Baby’s, however, rose an abundant and prodigious solo career, ignited by the well-received release, Ignition, that featured the single, “Change,” which rode the AOR charts for weeks in 1982, the year a new cable channel that would alter the course of popular media culture called MTV launched. At the forefront of its early play list was the video for the Holly Knight-penned track that in 1985, was included on the platinum-selling Vision Quest soundtrack.

John’s next solo effort, 1984’s No Brakes, did exactly what the title inferred, barreling at runaway train speed to international acclaim and U.S. platinum success thanks to the smash hit, “Missing You,” which did not stop until it reached Number 1 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 Singles, Album Rock Tracks and Adult Contemporary charts. The following up single, “Tears” was a top 10 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts.

Continuing to evolve as both a songwriter and formidable stage presence, Mask of Smiles was released in 1985, possessing a pair of muscular hit melodies, ”Every Step of the Way,” and “If Anybody Had a Heart,” which appeared on the soundtrack to the 1986 motion picture, About Last Night starring Demi Moore. John’s fourth solo LP, Rover’s Return, highlighted by the superlative, “These Times Are Hard for Lovers.” The same season that Bon Jovi was urging two lovers to live on a prayer, John delivered an aortal anthem of timeless resonance. “Baby we can make it ‘cause our love will pull us through/ these times are hard for lovers its down to me and you/Nothing’s gonna break us if we hang on to what’s true, these times are hard for lovers, I believe I you.”

“I don’t have a plan and most of the songwriting is a knee jerk reaction of being alive. I try to speak from an honest place where the listener can both hear and feel where I’m coming from; the job is mine, to help them understand me. There’s a real need as an artist to express who you are and where you’re coming from.”

A long and prodigious career often combines composition and interpretation, like in 1990 when John recorded the Martin Page and Bernie Taupin-penned track, “Deal for Life” for the Days of Thunder soundtrack. But two years prior to that cinematic adventure, superbly performing another songwriter’s work led to one of the biggest hits on John Waite’s illustrious resume. In 1988, a reunion with former Baby’s band mates, Jonathan Cain and Ricky Phillips –along with uber-guitarist Neal Schon from Journey and drummer Deen Castronovo –resulted in the John Waite fronted supergroup, Bad English. And in 1989, the group’s ballad, “When I See You Smile,” – penned by Grammy-winning songwriter, Diane Warren – went to Number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was certified Gold. The album reached Top Five and sold more than two million units in the U.S. alone. Bad English released two albums before breaking up in 1992.

Since returning to the recording studio and concert trek as a solo artist in 1995, John has produced a string of solid, existentially eccentric, courageously eclectic and blisteringly electric rock n’ roll records, including 1995’s Temple Bar, 1997’s When You Were Mine, 2001’s Figure in a Landscape, 2004’s The Hard Way, 2006’s Downtown: Journey of a Heart and 2010’s In Real Time –an extraordinary live recording that featured burning in-concert realizations of the Baby’s “Change”, “Back on My Feet Again” and “Head First”, not to mention Bad English’s “Best of What I’ve Got” as well as a mind-blowing cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Rock and Roll.”

In 2011, John teamed up with Matchbox 20 lead guitarist and songwriter, Kyle Cook. Their creative chemistry birthed the exhilarating Rough & Tumble, a long form exercise in raucous riffs and bloody truths highlighted by “Further the Sky,” “Shadows of Love” and the Classic Radio chart topping title track, a remarkable feat for any musician to reach number one airplay after three and a half decades in the music business trenches.

The story is far from over for the Lancaster, England-born rock star/balladeer/storyteller who was inspired onto his musical path by childhood blues-based heroes like Free, the Small Faces and Humble Pie, along with a deep connection to the Celtic folk music of his homeland. It was this lifelong passion for original Country that inspired John’s sensational 2006 duet with bluegrass legend, Allison Krauss, where the two combined honeysweet vocal forces to remake his international hit, “Missing You.” On February 5, 2007, they performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

We laid down some tracks in September in Philadelphia for a live record we’re working on. I’m gonna put two studio tracks on that and release it before summer 2013. There’s no name yet. It’s like a Frankenstein thing. You don’t really know what it is until it gets up starts walking around the room.
The legacy of John Waite is a beautiful monster of sound and vision, the chronicle of an authentic artist, a superstar, a seeker of truth and a soother of hearts. He walks and rocks among us. Hopefully for many more years to come.
— Lonn Friend

http://www.johnwaitethesinger.com/biography

 

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Bertie Higgins

Bertie Higgins

Bertie Higgins was born and raised in Tarpon Springs, Florida, and while still in his teens, Bertie met and became a protégé of the actor/directors, Richard Boone and his friend, Burt Reynolds who saw Bertie’s writing potential and tutored him in screen writing. His screenwriting career would have to wait, however, as he diverted his creative abilities toward the music business. Bertie had been working on a song and that song became KEY LARGO. After being released on the CBS/SONY label, it blew a hole in the U.S. charts and when it reached number one in the nation, the world took notice and it became an international evergreen. Other hit singles followed like JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE and CASABLANCA. Casablanca became the song of the year in all of the Pacific Rim countries and when the CD reached multi-platinum status, Bertie became an international recording star literally overnight. He has appeared on all the major network talk and variety shows and was featured as an actor in THE GUIDING LIGHT as well as THE ABC MYSTERY MOVIE OF THE WEEK and starred in the feature film, OUT OF HAND. He recently performed in 2016 with Michael Bolton and Arnold Schwarzenegger during international and Chinese New Years’ on two television shows from Beijing. The performances were viewed by an audience of three billion people worldwide.[/vc_column_text]

Bertie opened an office in Burbank, California in 2010 to pursue his love of filmmaking and to work with his son, Julian Higgins, who was a film student majoring in film direction.  After writing several screenplays he decided to form a production company with Julian and they began producing their own projects.  The first film was entitled BEAST BENEATH and was released by LION’S GATE in early 2012.  The next film was entitled POKER RUN.  Bertie co-wrote the script, produced, took a role in, and supervised the music in the film.  It is being distributed domestically and internationally.  Their current film projects now completed and are entitled, THE COLOMBIAN CONNECTION, starring Tom Sizemore also in international distribution, CHRISTMAS IN HOLLYWOOD, a family film now being distributed in China and North America and STILL ROCKIN’, a documentary about the creation of Rock and Roll which is nearing completion. These are the first of many projects forthcoming from Cayo Largo Productions and the company looks forward to a bright future.  Bertie has just completed his twenty-fifth album entitled, “SON OF A BEACH” and dropped Summer of 2017. Distributed by Toucan Cove and Universal Music. Also in 2017 Bertie was knighted, inducted into the Florida Music Hall of Fame, (presented by Burt Reyolds) received the Mozart Award, the Beethoven Award, received an honorary PHD in music and holds the title of Sir Bertie Higgins, PHD.  Also in a duet with the Bellamy Brothers in 2017 he won best folk acoustic song in the International Acoustic Awards.

To be certain, it will always be just another day in paradise for Bertie Higgins and he’ll be waiting for you under the next palm tree for years to come. This pirate and poet continues to write and sing about turquoise lagoons, golden sands and islands in the sun in a style he affectionately refers to as “Trop Rock”.

Ambrosia

Ambrosia

Ambrosia 2019 Tour

2020 will be the 50th year anniversary for Ambrosia, one of America’s best-loved Prog/Rock/ Pop acts. Ambrosia is enjoying its greatest success since reforming in 1990. The year of 2011 included some very exciting performances from the band including an appearance on The Late Night with Jimmy Fallon show on May 2nd!

The buzz surrounding Ambrosia isn’t surprising given the heights the band scaled during the ’70s and early ’80s. Top 10 hits such as “Biggest Part of Me”, “How Much I feel”, “You’re The Only Woman” and “Holdin’ On To Yesterday” have earned the band five Grammy nominations, continual radio airplay, and multi-platinum status.

Ambrosia formed in 1970, in the South Bay/San Pedro area of Southern California. The musicians were inspired by the progressive rock era and developed a large regional following for their inventive musicianship and skillful arranging.

B-Side Jones

B-Side Jones

B-Side Jones 2020

 

In their never-ending pursuit of the ultimate groove, B-Side Jones has already become the talk of the South Florida music scene. This 8 piece funk/rock outfit has already won the hearts of well known national recording artists and guarantees that no one will leave their shows with anything less than a huge smile on their face!

It began as a chance encounter between 2 powerful musical entities – drummer Joe Stout and ex “Luba” guitarist Mark Lyman who left the national recording/touring scene in Canada several years ago. With their love of classic funk and rock as the beacon, they searched until they found their musical counterparts in bassist Dave Hemingway, vocalist Tabby Allman, keyboardist Sammie Hudson, saxophonists Sam Velazquez & Bart Gregory, and Derek Kuzmirek on trumpet and together they synergized their musical alliance into a driving rhythmic machine!

Imagine the legendary and timeless guitar lines of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, AC/DC’s Back in Black, or Aerosmith’s Sweet Emotion – now add to it a 3 piece multi-powered horn section, along with driving bass, bombastic drums with soaring lead vocals, and you have the one hell of a high octane performance band you definitely want to party with!!

Tailoring their repertoire to give B-Side Jones their unique sound, they pool from songs seldom heard but always remembered, from the Legendary James Brown’s “Sex Machine” to Sly and the Family Stone’s “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin),” to Joe Cocker’s Stones infused rendition of “Respect Yourself” and yes, even Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk,” and let’s not forget Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” to name just a few.

When you’re looking for the band that’s going to “bring the party” and help you get your “groove on,” look no further…

It’s B-Side Jones!!

FIREFALL

FIREFALL
Firefall

In an age where new bands come and go, FIREFALL has enjoyed a career that spans more than forty years and shows no sign of slowing down. FIREFALL’s commercial success includes three Gold albums, two Platinum albums, and eleven chart-topping singles. The band’s biggest hit, “You Are the Woman” has been played on commercial radio more than 7,000,000 times and has also appeared in movies and television shows.

Over the past four decades, Firefall has toured the world and shared stages with other iconic bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beach Boys, Kenny Loggins, Journey, Heart, ELO, Cheap Trick, The Allman Bros., and The Marshall Tucker Band.

Currently touring with three original members – Jock Bartley, David Muse, Mark Andes – longtime drummer Sandy Ficca & talented newcomer from Nashville Gary Jones, FIREFALL continues to make great music for a loyal following, adding new fans at each show. FIREFALL’s new album, ‘COMET’, will be released and available on 12/11/2020.

Canned Heat

Canned Heat

Canned HeatCanned Heat rose to fame because their knowledge and love of blues music was both wide and deep. Emerging in 1966, Canned Heat was founded by blues historians and record collectors Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson and Bob “The Bear” Hite. Hite took the name “Canned Heat” from a 1928 recording by Tommy Johnson. They were joined by Henry “The Sunflower” Vestine, another ardent record collector who was a former member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention. Rounding out the band in 1967 were Larry “The Mole” Taylor on bass, an experienced session musician who had played with Jerry Lee Lewis and The Monkees and Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra on drums who had played in two of the biggest Latin American bands, Los Sinners and Los Hooligans.

With the leadership of manager/producer Skip Taylor, the band attained three worldwide hits, “On The Road Again” in 1968, “Going Up The Country” in 1969 and “Let’s Work Together” in 1970. These recordings became rock anthems throughout the world with “Going Up The Country” later being adopted as the unofficial theme song for the film Woodstock and the “Woodstock Generation.”

They secured their niche in the pages of rock ‘n roll history with their performances at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival (along with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and The Who) and the headlining slot at the original Woodstock Festival in 1969. The band can boast of collaborations with John Mayall and Little Richard and later with blues icon, John Lee Hooker, the musician that they initially got much of their musical inspiration from in the first place. This union produced the spirited and revered album, “Hooker ‘n Heat.” The band is also credited with bringing a number of other forgotten bluesmen to the forefront of modern blues including Sunnyland Slim, who they found driving a taxi in Chicago, Skip James, who they found in a hospital in Tunica, Mississippi and took to the Newport Festival, Memphis Slim and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown with whom they recorded in France and Albert Collins.

On September 3rd, 1970, the band was shattered by the suicide of Alan Wilson. His death sparked reconstruction within the group and member changes have continued throughout the past five decades. On April 5th, 1981, at the Palamino in Los Angeles, gargantuan vocalist, Bob Hite, collapsed and died of a heart attack and on October 20th, 1997, Henry Vestine died in Paris, France following the final gig of a European tour. In 2008, singer/harmonica frontman Robert Lucas passed away from a drug overdose and on October 1st, of 2018, singer, slide guitarist James (James T) Thornberry passed in Australia where he called home for the past 25 years… he was the frontman for The Heat for ten years from 1985-1995.

Canned HeatDespite these untimely deaths and assorted musical trends, Canned Heat has survived. They have performed at world-renowned venues such as Paris’ Olympia, both Fillmore Auditoriums, The Kaleidoscope, Carnegie Hall (with John Lee Hooker), Madison Square Garden and even Royal Albert Hall and have played more biker festivals and charity events than any other band in the world. They and/or their music have been featured on television (In Concert, David Frost, Merv Griffin, Midnight Special, Playboy After Dark, etc.), and in films (“Woodstock,” “Flashback,” and “Forrest Gump”) etc. Their legend has recently been heard and felt in various television commercials (“On The Road Again” for Miller Beer, “Goin’ Up The Country” for Geico Insurance, Pepsi, Chevrolet and McDonalds, “Let’s Work Together” for Lloyd’s Bank, England’s Electric Company and for Target Stores along with other songs for 7-Up, Levi’s and Heineken Beer).

Now, more than fifty years later and with thirty-eight albums to their credit, Canned Heat is still going strong. They have been anchored throughout the past fifty years by the steady hand of drummer/band leader Adolfo “Fito” de la Parra. Joining “Fito” is original bassist Larry “The Mole” Taylor and New Orleans legend, Dale Spalding on harmonica, guitar and lead vocals. John “JP” Paulus handles guitar, bass and vocals.

Canned Heat “Up The Country”

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Pablo Cruise

Pablo Cruise

Pablo Cruise

In 1975 Pablo Cruise released its first A&M album simply entitled Pablo Cruise. The album cover was shot in the tropical gardens of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and it featured a huge gorilla standing front and center. The band, David Jenkins (guitars & vocals), Cory Lerios (keyboards & vocals), Steve Price (drums) & Bud Cockrell (bass & vocals) was nowhere in sight. At that point there was a bit of a mystique as to who Pablo Cruise really was. When asked, “who’s Pablo,” the band, which is a quartet, would answer, “he’s the guy in the middle.” When asked what Pablo Cruise meant, the well-rehearsed answer went something like this,”Pablo,represents an honest, real, down to earth individual; and Cruise, depicts his fun loving, easy going attitude towards life.” In essence that’s what Pablo Cruise’s music is all about. Honest, real, down to earth vocals, accompanied by fun yet elegant, infectious grooves. To hear Pablo Cruise on record is one thing, but to experience the band live is an exhilarating event.

From 1975 to 1985 the band toured the United States, Canada and Japan extensively, welcoming fans to “Climb Aboard The Good Ship Pablo Cruise.” Reaching the top 10 with mega hits like “Watcha Gonna Do When She Says Goodbye” and “Love Will Find A Way,” and several other radio hits, the band went on to sell several million albums and singles collectively and established themselves as well respected writers and performers within the industry. They appeared on numerous TV shows, including Dick Clark’s American Bandstand, The Merv Griffin Show and in 1979 they broke Elvis Presley’s attendance record at The Sahara Tahoe in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, becoming the first rock band to play a Casino Showroom. They also became the first rock band to grace the stage of the Grand Ole Opry, but by 1986 after completing several national tours and releasing 7 albums in all, the band seemed to have lost its focus and just stopped. It seemed like Pablo needed some time to think. Cory Lerios and David Jenkins the bands’ principal songwriters, along with Steve Price decided to take a hiatus. A hiatus that has lasted more than 20 years…

Throughout the late eighties, original vocalist David Jenkins continued touring and garnered acclaim in the country markets with the slightly ahead of their time country-rock band Southern Pacific. As they racked up hits like “Midnight Highway,” the chart topper “New Shade Of Blue” and “Honey I Dare You” (co-written by Jenkins) the band toured all over the U.S. In 1992 Dave connected with Hawaii’s native son, Kapono Beamer, and in ’95 the duo released the album “Cruisin’ On Hawaiian Time,” that became a critics’ favorite as well as being nominated for Hawaii’s prestigious Hoku Award for “Album Of The Year.” Since ’99 Jenkins has joined forces with the composite group, Rock & Pop Masters, that includes some of the great singers of the ’70′s and ’80′s. In May of 2011, Dave traveled to Iraq to perform for the troops with Bobby Kimball (toto), and Bill Champlin (Chicago)…..The troops really appreciated them being there in that hostile place to play for them.

Pianist and Vocalist Cory Lerios decided to turn his writing and producing abilities to Film and Television. In 1986 Lerios landed his first network series, scoring ABC’s critically acclaimed “Max Headroom.” ABC’s “O’Hara” and “Police Story” immediately followed. Writing to “picture” became Cory’s newfound passion and in 1989, Cory and partner John D’Andrea landed the theme and underscore for NBC’s “Baywatch.” Scoring 11 seasons of “Baywatch,” garnering several Emmy Nominations, Cory won the coveted award in 1998 for his participation in the music direction of “Days Of Our Lives.” In the new millennium Cory has scored several animated shows including Disney’s “Kim Possible” and Universal’s “Land Before Time”. Cory has a very active catalogue and his music can be heard around the world every day! Aside from composing music for Film and TV out of his Westlake Village, CA studio, Cory will be the first to tell you that “there’s nothing like playing live”! During Pablo’s hiatus drummer Steve Price went on to become a leading figure in providing E-LEARNING for many companies around the United States as well as handling the lion’s share of E-LEARNING for the State of California under Arnold himself! Steve also has an aerial photography company that utilizes model helicopters that Steve builds himself….very impressive stuff!!! Pablo’s latest member Larry Antonino, bassist and vocalist extraordinaire, is a very busy musician and aside from playing with Pablo Cruise, Larry has kept is calendar full, playing with the likes of Air Supply, Barry Manilow, Ronnie Laws, Jeff Beck, and Al Jarreu to name a few! In the fall of 2011 Pablo Cruise will team up with Red Red Records (distributed by BDG a division of Sony Music Entertainment) to release their first ever live DVD/CD. As part of the package, they’re back in the studio with Grammy Award winning producer Val Garay (Val produced Pablo’s 2nd LP “Lifeline”) re-recording two of their greatest hits featuring two new up and coming singers. Their re-arrangement of “Place In The Sun” will be featuring the incredible vocals of RED RED RECORDS’ KATRINA, and their latest version of “LOVE WILL FIND A WAY” will feature the intense vocals of TY TAYLOR OF VINTAGE TROUBLE. THERE’S NO QUESTION…..PABLO CRUISE IS BACK AND ALL THEY CAN SAY IS “IT’S GOOD TO BE LIVE”!

Blackfoot

Blackfoot

Blackfoot“Rewind back to 1979, you hear FM staples like “Train, Train” and “Highway Song” and profess your love for Southern rock and the dudes that are hammering these tunes out of the radio. One such musician, Rickey Medlocke, who wrote said songs and formed said band, Blackfoot, and now plays for the end-all-be-all of rock from the south, Lynyrd Skynyrd, has now become an impresario of sorts for the sound he helped create. Hoping to find a new audience to revel in smokin’ guitar solos and wave the confederate flag, Medlocke has enlisted a hearty bunch of young men to carry the torch for Blackfoot.

For the kids just getting into diapers in the late 80′s, this band exposes them to a genre perhaps their daddies told only them about. Loud, raucous and irreverent with a twang, rock ‘n’ roll served southern style is as outlaw as it comes. What better to entice this generation of troubled youth? Modeled after Blackfoot’s live band of the early 80′s, these young guns look the part, flowing blonde locks and all. But even more impressive, these guys sound the part… precisely. Guitar-led rock lyrically-driven by the stories of authentic America is what grabs you about this Blackfoot, and what caught all of our attention more than 30 years ago. Featuring members hand-picked by Medlocke, this is his baby and he’s just born a wild child! Stay tuned for new tunes too under the Blackfoot moniker, sure to please the rebel in all of us.”

~Michelle Picardo~