For tonight’s mystery artists we are going back to Jacksonville Florida again. Drummer Robert Nix, founder of the Atlanta Rhythm Section, called Jacksonville the Mother of Southern Rock. This band member from one of the more famous Southern Rock bands we play on I95 agreed and think they should have a southern Rock Hall of fame in Jacksonville. Think you can guess which  band he plays for?? Again it’s not Tom Petty.

This particular thought comes from the Metro Jacksonville as the interviewed Tim Lindsey who has been playing with Molly Hatchet since 2003. And Tim really knows his Southern Rock stuff having played with Lynyrd Skynyrd as well. Here is an excerpt from the interview:

GD:  Robert Nix calls Jacksonville the mother of Southern Rock -- “Southern rock was in the womb and Jacksonville was the mother.” Do you agree with this statement?

TL:   Of course I do.  More bands of Southern Rock came from here.  Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, Grinderswitch and .38 Special.

GD:  You grew up in the Westside. What was it about the Westside that produced such talented Southern Rock musicians?  Any thoughts on this?

TL:   Must have been something in the water.

GD:  What could Jacksonville do to celebrate its role in the formation of Southern Rock? TL:   I can’t believe there isn’t a Southern Rock Hall of Fame and museum here since Southern Rock put Jacksonville on the map and made it famous.

GD:  What could Jacksonville do to help new musicians develop their craft and promote local music?

TL:   Having a Hall of Fame/Museum/Venue where all of us old timers could mentor the young ones coming us.

Here is tonight's featured song.


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