Charles Bradley -

Soul, Funk, and R&B singer Charles Bradley passed away on Sep 23, 2017 after a bout with cancer. Bradley was a relative newcomer to the music industry and had a powerful soulful, wailing voice that left an immediate impact on you. He had been dubbed “the Screaming Eagle of Soul.” I just found out about…Continue Reading “Soul and R&B Singer Charles Bradley Dead At 68”

Johnny Sandlin -

Johnny Sandlin is one of the most influential figures in the history of southern music and rock and roll. He passed away Sep 19, 2017. Originally from Decatur, Georgia, Sandlin was one of the original members of Hour Glass with Duane and Gregg Allman. He went on to engineer and produce some of the most…Continue Reading “Legendary Engineer, Producer, Musician Johnny Sandlin”

What's The Music -

Budweiser has been running a short spot lately that has a track that makes you wonder… “What’s that music?” As you hear the music as the track behind a beer commercial the lyrics sound like “Whatcha gonna drink with me now, now, now…” Well, that’s not what they are, but it’s a good bit of…Continue Reading “What’s The Music… Budweiser Commercial”

Vanessa Collier – “Be Prepared To Feel Something”

I recently found out about a great new artist, which is always one of my favorite things. Especially when it’s a youngster, highly talented, establishing their own identity and being iconoclastic. To see a young artist strike out on their own and not fall in line with the latest fad or musical craze is always…Continue Reading “Vanessa Collier – “Be Prepared To Feel Something””

Elvin Bishop inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Elvin Bishop, who has Tulsa ties, will be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame tonight as an original member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Other inductees in the Rock Hall’s Class of 2015 include Ringo Star, The “5” Royales, Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan,…Continue Reading “Elvin Bishop inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Paul Butterfield Blues Band”

Skynyrd Hoodies in the Merch Store

I know it’s still February and most of us are still freezing our butts off. But it won’t be long now until the weather starts warming up some. And that’s the perfect time to break out the hoodies! I’ve been stocking up on great looking hoodies in the Merch Store. I’ve started out by…Continue Reading “Hoodies In The Merch Store!”

Gary Rossington - Blog

Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist, Gary Rossington had unexpected surgery this weekend and has caused the band to have to re-schedule a couple Jacksonville shows. Post by Fans of Southern Rock. Earlier I posted about Skynyrd doing two shows at the Historic Florida Theatre in downtown Jacksonville, FL. These show will scheduled at a later date. We…Continue Reading “Gary Rossington Has Surgery”

Allman Brothers Band Cover Building Restored

Sneak Peek: A Musical Legacy Restored | Garden and Gun Follow(ing) the tradition of America’s great conservatories (think the Peabody) that convert grand old homes into musical institutions. And this house has been grand. The Bell House, an 1855 Victorian style mansion in Macon, GA, was where the Allman Brothers took the cover photo for…Continue Reading “Allman Brothers Band Cover Building Restored”

Remembering Billy Powell

  Remembering Billy Powell on this day of his passing… – Fans of Southern Rock “You mean to tell me, you’ve been playing the piano like that and you’ve been workin’ for us for a year. We need a keyboard player”, Ronnie Van Zant Lynyrd Skynyrd keyboardist, Billy Powell passed away unexpectedly from a heart…Continue Reading “Remembering Billy Powell”