Pull up your favorite chair and watch this terrific documentary that explores the roots, legacy and artists of Southern Rock.
It features interviews with band members, producers, managers and family and friends of the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie, Charlie Daniels, Drive-By Truckers and others. It first aired on CMT in 2005.
Molly Hatchet was formed in Jacksonville in 1975 and brought a combination of boogie, blues and hard rock to the Southern sound.
The first video features "Dreams I'll Never See" and "Flirtin' With Disaster", followed after the jump by "Gator Country", "What's It Gonna Take", "Sweet Dixie", "Bloody Reunion" and "Fall of the Peacemakers."
The videos are from a 1983 simulcast of "Rock N' Roll Tonight" from Los Angeles. The lineup includes Duane Roland, Dave Hlubek and Steve Holland on guitars, Riff West on bass, Barry Borden on drums and the incomparable Danny Joe Brown on vocals. Enjoy!
All Dixie Rock goes to the end of the earth to find the best music for our loyal listeners. In March, ADR made an appearance in Fort Dodge, Iowa, where Popa Chubby, above, performed before the Lizard Creek Blues Society. The gig also featured the excellent Erick Hovey Band. It was a rockin' good time!
There are a couple of ways to get through life. You can play it safe and avoid trouble, or take chances and live on the edge.
Elias T. Hoth has never been one to take the path of least resistance. The English-based band makes that clear with the release of its latest album, "Wrath Widower."
This isn't your daddy's Southern Rock. While many bands have chased a more commercial alternative and transitioned to country music, Hoth will have none of that nonsense, pushing the Southern Rock genre toward what it should be — kick-ass rock and roll. "Streets After Midnight", "Long Time Dead" and "The Road Outta Hell" merely reinforce Hoth's bruising, edgy style.
One of the recent artists we've added to the playlist is American blues guitarist Popa Chubby, who shreds it on this version of "Hey Joe." Chubby's actual name is Ted Horowitz, but his stage name is said to be a play on the slang idiom "pop a chubby," meaning to get an erection.
Chubby is on the road to kick off 2013 with the Back to New York City Tour. Dates have been announced through March, and you can see where his band is booked by clicking here.
We know of at least one tour date where Chubby will be performing with another artist featured on All Dixie Rock. On March 22, Erick Hovey and his band will open for Chubby at the Starlite Village in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Southern Rock's reach goes around the world, including England, where powerful Elias T. Hoth resides. "Sleazy Hussy Fever" represents Hoth at its nasty best, with telling vocals and biting guitar licks.
Not every station is brave enough to play Hoth, but you'll hear plenty of selections from the band on All Dixie Rock.
All Dixie Rock, the new home of Southern Rock on the Net, wants to hear what your band has to offer. We are a stream-licensed ASCAP, BMI, SESAC, SoundExchange and SOCAN station, so if you're an affiliated artist, you get royalties!
Musicians or bands that want to be added to the rotation should email alldixierock (@) gmail.com. (There's also a contact button at the top of the site, under the banner.)
Please attach any MP3s and include metadata (song title, artists, genre, bio, artwork, etc.) or include a link to any online. Big or small, All Dixie Rock wants to help promote your band!
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If you're interested in producing a "liner" to play before your songs and have any questions, send us an email for details. What's a liner, you ask? Click the link below to hear an excellent one produced by Sam Morrison of the Sam Morrison Band: