Molly hatchet

In the early 1970s a new form of music was emerging in the South. A mixture of blues, country, gospel and the English invasion of rock and roll that later was to be coined the phrase "Southern Rock." The music was filled with style and emotion and with bands in the forefront such as the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and a band from Jacksonville, Florida called Molly Hatchet. Named after a famous 17th century axe murderess "hatchet molly" who would behead her lovers with the hand tool Lizzy Borden made famous.
Their self-titled debut album which included Danny Joe Brown, Dave Hlubek, Duane Roland, Steve Holland, Banner Thomas and Bruce Crump in the lineup was released on Epic records in 1978 and reached multi-platinum status as the band established their reputation of working hard, playing tough and living fast through intense touring with such bands as Aerosmith, Bob Seger, The Rolling Stones and many more. In 1979, Flirtin' With Disaster was released and history was in the making. The band continued touring on the road with an average of 250 live shows per year and like the first album it also achieved multi-platinum status. Lead singer, Danny Joe Brown left the band in 1980 and contacted Bobby Ingram, a Jacksonville based guitarist and friend, who gave brown his first singing gig in 1975 with a Jacksonville based band called Rum Creek. Brown and Ingram then put together with keyboardist John Galvin the Danny Joe Brown Band and continued touring until 1982. The album was produced by Glyn Johns at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas as he has worked with legendary artist The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, The Eagles and many more.
During this time, Beatin' The Odds (1980) and Take No Prisoners (1981) was released with singer Jimmy Farrar. Brown returned to record No Guts ... No Glory (1983), The Deed Is Done (1984) and Double Trouble Live (1985).In the fall of 1985, Bobby Ingram of Jacksonville came into the band as lead guitar and songwriter and the band continued to tour over 200 dates a year and in 1989 record Lightning Strikes Twice for capitol records.
In 1990, while Ingram, Galvin and Brown continued the tradition as Molly Hatchet the tough touring schedule lead to the other members departure from the band. The Greatest Hits album was released in 1991 and certified gold. The band from 1990 until 1995 took a break from recording but continued to write new songs and tour in the United States, Canada and Europe. Devil's Canyon, the first studio album in 6 years was then recorded in Hamburg, Germany in 1996 under the care and guidance of Rainer Hansel, CBH Records. With producers Kalle Trapp and Bobby Ingram the album was voted the number one rock record in Europe for 1996. With a history of diabetes, brown was unable to fulfill studio and touring responsibilities and he brought in Phil McCormack to take over the lead vocal position. Long time member Bobby Ingram - lead guitar, Phil McCormack - lead vocals, John Galvin - keyboards, Bryan Bassett - lead guitar, Andy McKinney - bass, Mac Crawford - drums, make up the current lineup.
From the release of Devil's Cannon and the world wide touring coordinated by Steve Green, Artists International Management, the band has continued performing the classic hits such as "Flirtin' With Disaster, "Gator Country," "Whiskey Man" and "Dreams I'll Never Dee," as well as, the current hits in the true spirit and southern tradition of Molly Hatchet. The 1998 release of Silent Reign Of Heroes was recorded back in Hamburg, Germany with producer/guitarist Bobby Ingram and is kept in the same spirit and tradition as the past with new hit songs "Mississippi Moon Dog," "Saddle Tramp," "Miss Saturday Night" and the title track "Silent Reign Of Heroes". Included on the album is an acoustic version of the classic hit "Fall Of The Peacemakers". The band is currently on an extensive 18 month world tour in support of the new release "Kingdom of XII" where guest artist Charlie Daniels appeared on 2 tracks the album charted in Europe and had much success.
In 2003 the band is celebrating it's 25th anniversary of the first national or international release with first a double Live album "Locked and Loaded" recorded in Germany as they consider this their home away from home and it is the first time in 7 years that a Live album has made the European Charts and SPV GmbH is still there beloved record company with Rainer Hansel and Manfred Schutz. The band has plans on touring in support of the 25th anniversary and will release a new studio album of all of the classic songs re-recorded in this generation of the band with Artists International Management, Inc. as their agency. And Locked and Loaded a double CD that was recorded in Germany at the International Harley Davidson Festival in front of 80,000 Southern rockers that has now been captured on DVD and being released fall of 2005. After 4.5 years of touring and tracking outside of the studio on their own material it was time to release an album that in the bands tradition go back to the roots of straight forward southern rock and roll that's unequaled of anything the band has recorded before in the 25 year legacy. The album "Warriors of the Rainbow Bridge" recorded in the mountain tops of Bavaria was the perfect setting for such a comprehensive project. As we live day by day no one knew that Bobby Ingram would suffer the lose of his wife Stephanie during the tracking of the album and finish after a delay. Stephanie was the seventh member of Molly Hatchet and she did many things behind the scenes that no one ever saw and she was never the person that would ever want anything in return. The Southern Rock community has lost a great person that she gave all and loved Molly Hatchet and the friends she made along the way. If that was the first emotional heartbreak, Danny Joe Brown the singer for Molly Hatchet passed away from complications of diabetes he had suffered with for many years and he gave so much to the rock and roll industry and music around the world all of our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to his family and children and he also will never be forgotten. In 2006, Duane Roland, guitarist of the band passed away and also left a legacy that will never be forgotten. We will all miss him and his music lives on. In 2005, Dave Hlubek, a founding member after playing in various bands around the United States has returned to Molly Hatchet after 20 years. Everyone was glad to see Dave having a good time and doing what he does best...the tradition lives on!!
So as we enter the next 25 years of music Molly Hatchet supports tradition that keeps developing the common bond and unity that keeps this style of music alive and well and rest assured Molly Hatchet is a band that after 28 years is always workin' hard, playin' tough, livin' fast, and still Flirtin' with Disaster!!!

Molly hatchet

In the early 1970s a new form of music was emerging in the South. A mixture of blues, country, gospel and the English invasion of rock and roll that later was to be coined the phrase "Southern Rock." The music was filled with style and emotion and with bands in the forefront such as the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and a band from Jacksonville, Florida called Molly Hatchet. Named after a famous 17th century axe murderess "hatchet molly" who would behead her lovers with the hand tool Lizzy Borden made famous.
Their self-titled debut album which included Danny Joe Brown, Dave Hlubek, Duane Roland, Steve Holland, Banner Thomas and Bruce Crump in the lineup was released on Epic records in 1978 and reached multi-platinum status as the band established their reputation of working hard, playing tough and living fast through intense touring with such bands as Aerosmith, Bob Seger, The Rolling Stones and many more. In 1979, Flirtin' With Disaster was released and history was in the making. The band continued touring on the road with an average of 250 live shows per year and like the first album it also achieved multi-platinum status. Lead singer, Danny Joe Brown left the band in 1980 and contacted Bobby Ingram, a Jacksonville based guitarist and friend, who gave brown his first singing gig in 1975 with a Jacksonville based band called Rum Creek. Brown and Ingram then put together with keyboardist John Galvin the Danny Joe Brown Band and continued touring until 1982. The album was produced by Glyn Johns at Compass Point Studios in the Bahamas as he has worked with legendary artist The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, The Who, The Eagles and many more.
During this time, Beatin' The Odds (1980) and Take No Prisoners (1981) was released with singer Jimmy Farrar. Brown returned to record No Guts ... No Glory (1983), The Deed Is Done (1984) and Double Trouble Live (1985).In the fall of 1985, Bobby Ingram of Jacksonville came into the band as lead guitar and songwriter and the band continued to tour over 200 dates a year and in 1989 record Lightning Strikes Twice for capitol records.
In 1990, while Ingram, Galvin and Brown continued the tradition as Molly Hatchet the tough touring schedule lead to the other members departure from the band. The Greatest Hits album was released in 1991 and certified gold. The band from 1990 until 1995 took a break from recording but continued to write new songs and tour in the United States, Canada and Europe. Devil's Canyon, the first studio album in 6 years was then recorded in Hamburg, Germany in 1996 under the care and guidance of Rainer Hansel, CBH Records. With producers Kalle Trapp and Bobby Ingram the album was voted the number one rock record in Europe for 1996. With a history of diabetes, brown was unable to fulfill studio and touring responsibilities and he brought in Phil McCormack to take over the lead vocal position. Long time member Bobby Ingram - lead guitar, Phil McCormack - lead vocals, John Galvin - keyboards, Bryan Bassett - lead guitar, Andy McKinney - bass, Mac Crawford - drums, make up the current lineup.
From the release of Devil's Cannon and the world wide touring coordinated by Steve Green, Artists International Management, the band has continued performing the classic hits such as "Flirtin' With Disaster, "Gator Country," "Whiskey Man" and "Dreams I'll Never Dee," as well as, the current hits in the true spirit and southern tradition of Molly Hatchet. The 1998 release of Silent Reign Of Heroes was recorded back in Hamburg, Germany with producer/guitarist Bobby Ingram and is kept in the same spirit and tradition as the past with new hit songs "Mississippi Moon Dog," "Saddle Tramp," "Miss Saturday Night" and the title track "Silent Reign Of Heroes". Included on the album is an acoustic version of the classic hit "Fall Of The Peacemakers". The band is currently on an extensive 18 month world tour in support of the new release "Kingdom of XII" where guest artist Charlie Daniels appeared on 2 tracks the album charted in Europe and had much success.
In 2003 the band is celebrating it's 25th anniversary of the first national or international release with first a double Live album "Locked and Loaded" recorded in Germany as they consider this their home away from home and it is the first time in 7 years that a Live album has made the European Charts and SPV GmbH is still there beloved record company with Rainer Hansel and Manfred Schutz. The band has plans on touring in support of the 25th anniversary and will release a new studio album of all of the classic songs re-recorded in this generation of the band with Artists International Management, Inc. as their agency. And Locked and Loaded a double CD that was recorded in Germany at the International Harley Davidson Festival in front of 80,000 Southern rockers that has now been captured on DVD and being released fall of 2005. After 4.5 years of touring and tracking outside of the studio on their own material it was time to release an album that in the bands tradition go back to the roots of straight forward southern rock and roll that's unequaled of anything the band has recorded before in the 25 year legacy. The album "Warriors of the Rainbow Bridge" recorded in the mountain tops of Bavaria was the perfect setting for such a comprehensive project. As we live day by day no one knew that Bobby Ingram would suffer the lose of his wife Stephanie during the tracking of the album and finish after a delay. Stephanie was the seventh member of Molly Hatchet and she did many things behind the scenes that no one ever saw and she was never the person that would ever want anything in return. The Southern Rock community has lost a great person that she gave all and loved Molly Hatchet and the friends she made along the way. If that was the first emotional heartbreak, Danny Joe Brown the singer for Molly Hatchet passed away from complications of diabetes he had suffered with for many years and he gave so much to the rock and roll industry and music around the world all of our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to his family and children and he also will never be forgotten. In 2006, Duane Roland, guitarist of the band passed away and also left a legacy that will never be forgotten. We will all miss him and his music lives on. In 2005, Dave Hlubek, a founding member after playing in various bands around the United States has returned to Molly Hatchet after 20 years. Everyone was glad to see Dave having a good time and doing what he does best...the tradition lives on!!
So as we enter the next 25 years of music Molly Hatchet supports tradition that keeps developing the common bond and unity that keeps this style of music alive and well and rest assured Molly Hatchet is a band that after 28 years is always workin' hard, playin' tough, livin' fast, and still Flirtin' with Disaster!!!

Jimmie Van Zant

Jimmie Van Zant was born in Jacksonville, Florida, a city known as "the home of southern rock royalty." His mother spent hours every day playing gospel tunes on the family's upright piano encouraging Jimmie to start piano and guitar lessons at the age of six. Jimmie's home continued to be filled with music whenever cousin Ronnie Van Zant used his living room as a rehearsal space for the band that eventually became Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The tragedy of Ronnie's death in 1977 inspired Jimmie to focus on his own music career to honor the life and legacy of his cousin. He formed his own group, signed with a record label and recorded his first album. In 2008, Jimmie released a second album "My Name is Jimmie." Jimmie's most recent release is "Cut from the Same Cloth" and features collaborations with James Dean Hicks, Charlie Craig and Tommy Southern. In 2011 Jimmie and the band appeared in the made-for-television documentary Boots 'N' BBQ Presents: Grills Gone Wild - from the Back Yard to Back Stage.
On the new album, Feels Like Freedom, Jimmie assembled a top-notch, creative team of award winning writers and producers to continue his family's legacy. With an innovative, cross-over sound, recorded at Nashville's historical Sound Kitchen Studios, Jimmie continues to carry the torch of the Van Zant legacy with a new generation.

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.”

Shanytown

Anyone who is a connoisseur of rock music knows of the Van Zant family from Jacksonville, Florida. Known as the "First family of southern rock", the family has produced three major bands: Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special, and the Johnny Van Zant band. Now there is yet another band born into the "first family": ShanyTown from Jacksonville, Florida. And the Van Zant legacy continues...



ShanyTown is comprised in part by Robbie Morris (Drums) and "Lil Ronnie" Morris (Lead vox/guitar)--the nephews of the late Ronnie Van Zant, and Donnie and Johnny Van Zant from Lynyrd Skynyrd and 38 Special. Robbie's and Ronnie's musical roots are deep and as fine as their uncles', and like their uncles they are the real deal.



Although Ronnie Morris visually resembles his uncle Ronnie, and reminds audiences of how greatly his uncle is still missed, Ronnie has never played off the resemblance or similar vocal prowess. Ronnie is his own man, his own voice, his own talent, which began vocally and musically as a child. His nickname "Lil Ronnie" is not new; his mother (Uncle Ronnie's sister) named "Lil Ronnie" after his uncle and he has carried the moniker his entire life. Ronnie expected his nephews Robbie and Ronnie to carry on the family tradition, and they have with their band ShanyTown.



Robbie Morris, ShanyTown's drummer, learned drums at age ten and began his professional career at age fourteen when he and his uncle Johnny established the "Austin Nichols" band which segued into the "Johnny Van Zant Band". Together they made six albums and toured for years until Johnny joined Lynyrd Skynyrd. Robbie is an acclaimed drummer both in the states and Europe, and played with several bands until ShanyTown was established. He retains a worldwide following from his days with the Johnny Van Zant Band, and now with ShanyTown. It is said that a band is only as good as the drummer and Shanytown, no doubt, has one of the best drummers in the industry.



Bassist Charles Moody has been playing bass the majority of his life, and has played with some of Nashville's finest artists. He is well known on the Florida circuit as is Kevin Williams (guitar/backup vocals). Kevin is best known for his incredible smokin' leads that leave one breathless and in awe. Tommy "Bluestreet car" (guitar) recently joined our family.



Together, the band carries on the Van Zant family tradition forging a new path with their own style that rivets audiences. ShanyTown cannot be pigeonhold as "Southern Rock' or "Rock", or "Country", even though they incorporate all the genres. ShanyTown melds the genres into its own unique sound that brings something to everyone, whether they are fans of county, rock, or southern rock.

Dakota Black

Dakota Black is Hard Rock/ Metal Band from New Smyrna Beach Fl. It consists of Neil Keeran, Steve Mannocchi, Shane Scaramellino, and Steve Baggott. All veterans of the Central Florida music scene, and played in area favorites such as Top Dead Center, Tranquilizer, Coletta and Grumpy*. Each member has years of touring, and studio experience, and has shared the stage with many national acts. Dakota Black is their new project which blends modern metal and southern rock, to bring forth the true Florida sound.

Dakota Black is a band that is built on the values of hard work and dedication that are the true roots of America. With this outlook along with the creativity and experience of it's members, the result created something that has been lost in music. A true American band with an American sound.

In 2010, Guitarist Steve Mannocchi along with Bassist Shane Scaramellino, set out to put together something the captures the essence of what Florida music is. They wanted to pull together their influences of metal, and southern rock to create what they felt a Florida band should sound like. Both hailing from popular Central Florida bands themselves, they went through an endless stream of musicians they knew to find the right fit for what would become Dakota Black. In late 2010, they found Drummer Steve Baggott, a hard hitting groove oriented drummer that would compliment their catchy rhythms, and bring forth a powerful rhythm section that would become the foundation of their song structure.

After penning a few instrumentals, it was time to set forth the search for a singer. After countless auditions, and inquiries from friends and old band mates to be part of this new outfit, the search ended when Neal Keeran took an interest in then unnamed Southern Metal band.

The chemistry was instant with the four members, and the songwriting took a natural flow. By the end of 2011, they recorded their debut CD which will be released in early 2012.

Even before the release of their CD, the songs were posted on numerous music sites such as Reverbnation, Soundclick, Myspace and Purevolume. The tracks received an enormous response that not only catapulted them into the #4 spot on the Daytona Beach Reverbnation Rock Charts, but caught the eye of a dozen different independent labels and promotional companies wanting to be a part of Dakota Black.

With an arsenal of well crafted songs and the collective musicianship of it's members, Dakota Black is becoming a force to reckon with. Their quest to conquer Florida and everything thereafter has begun.

Southern Governor

Residing on the outskirts of Winchester, Virginia, Southern Governor is a truly distinctive rock band with a style that is virtually impossible to compare. Best described as heavy hitting rock with a southern vibe, Southern Governor delivers a unique package yet still stays true to the “southern” movement made famous in the late 70’s. While retaining that obvious influence, the band has evolved by simply adding to that foundation with other, more recent influences. Dirty guitars, monstrous drumming, and deep bass grooves is what you’ll come to expect from these guys.


Founded in 2009, Southern Governor started primarily as a cover band focusing primarily on groups like Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Marshall Tucker, Georgia Satellites and the Atlanta Rhythm Section. However, soon afterwards the band found itself evolving, as various other styles and tones began to infiltrate the outline. Black Stone Cherry, Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Halestorm, Shinedown, and even Led Zeppelin have offered up nuances that have altered the Southern Governor path and are directly attributed to the uniqueness of the band.Some of the bigger success of the band has been featured in two local newspapers in 2010 and also interviewed on Berkley Springs, WV’s WDHC 92.9 FM. In July 2011 the band won a battle of the bands in orange, Virginia, with the grand prize being able to open for a national act at Celebrate Virginia Live’s concert series. In December 2011 the band opened for the national band “Jackyl” in Springfield, Virginia.


2012 marked a change in the band with dropping the three guitars and going to a two guitar bass and drums line up, and also brought a turning point, taking most of the year writing and refining their true sound and identity while still occasionally getting out and playing in the area. In June 2012 the band started recording demos at their rehearsal space to send to Black Stone Cherry’s front man Chris Robertson. Those demos would later be recorded at the Music is Me Recording Studio in Glasgow, Kentucky. The studio is owned and operated by Black Stone Cherry members Ben Wells & Jon Lawhon, and fellow BSC crew members Ryan “Jonesy” Gorman, & John “Shep” Shepherd. Taking the producer role on the recording was Chris Robertson. The album is yet to be named however it does have a tentative release date of spring 2013.

Rusty Shine

4FORTY9

Not far from the banks of the Cumberland River in Kentucky, the hard rock 5-piece, 4FORTY9, was born. In a one-stoplight town, more famous for its bluegrass music, there is one band that sets itself apart from all the rest. 4FORTY9 has been making waves in the local and regional music scene for nearly five years and still going strong.



4FORTY9 has shared the stage with national acts including Black Stone Cherry, Tremonti, Powerman 5000, Trapt, Yellowcard, Adelitas Way, Art of Dying, New Medicine, Sleeper Agent, and The Cadillac Black. They came out of the studio with Jon Lawhon and Chris Robertson (Black Stone Cherry) in summer of 2012. The full-length album, The Best Part Of Me, released on Nov. 30th, 2012. Check out 4FORTY9 on iTunes, Amazon.com and CDBaby.com to get your hands on the ROCK! Hope to see you at a show soon

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Saturday, May 4 · Doors 11:00 AM / Show 1:00 PM at Putnam Fair & Expo Center