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Riverside, Iowa (June 8, 2013)- Molly Hatchet was good old Southern Rock fun with the emphasis on “fun.” Unlike many other 70-80’s heyday bands still hitting the road today Molly Hatchet is damn good. If you abide by the ” but they are not original members” so they are not good line then you is dead ass wrong.  The  Hatchet fans love them. They remain popular due to classic rock stations, bikers, vets and old (matured) hippies that liked beer better than an intellectual means of travel, (like myself) … oh and they still play old vinyl.

Bobby Ingram who is Molly Hatchet’s leader is the heir apparent (and legal owner) of Molly Hatchet. Bobby got the rights of the name from the remaining original members as he is the only current member to last record with the remaining original members which actually makes him an original member. Confused yet?  Let’s cease with the family tree crap and suffice it to say that all the current members (but one) in Hatchet are true Southern (Floridian) musicians. These guys have ties to so many of the pioneers of Southern rock it took  Phil (McCormack) several minutes to list just those that had passed that they knew or played with. This strong Southern influence is what makes Molly Hatchet more than a cover band of Molly Hatchet material.  From the first familiar chord to the final encore of “Flirtin w/ Disaster,” they were hot. Yes they did Molly Hatchet radio friendly version on the ABB “Dreams” and even a solo guitar version of “Free Bird.” Hatchet was absent Dave Hlubeck on guitar and I am not sure as to why. Dave left the band in 1987 for personal reasons and Bobby took his place and then returned in 2005. So this left Bobby solo in a 2 prong band. My 15-year-old granddaughter attended the show and met the band and Bobby before the show. She said of Bobby, ” man he sure can shred…” She was referring to his frequent soloing, I think? To me Steve Vai  shreds and Bobby is Molly Hatchet Southern metal-ish.

[box_light]Allow me to thank Bobby and the band, their management and Riverside Casino’s Angie for helping put on a special VIP evening for 6 lucky people (Hannah and I were included) that allowed us to meet with the band before the show get pictures, autographs and shoot the breeze before the show.  Instead of making my usual analogy of Molly Hatchet …I will send you to listen to DBT’s “Let There Be Rock.” it says it all.[/box_light]

 

 

 

 

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George Burrows' fascination with live music began in the 60's. He saw Cream on October 14, 1968, at Vets Auditorium in Des Moines, One year later Burrows attended The Denver Pop Festival in Mile High Stadium. He witnessed The Jimi Hendrix Experience's final gig on June 29, 1969. His list of artists included many who have shaped music for decades. Around 1993 Burrows become friends/colleagues with people in the music industry. He had developed an impressive networking resume which he used it to his advantage and began a concert photography website. He worked for free through multiple live music websites designed to promote live music and the often struggling artists and venues. His shoot for no pay was an obstacle with other photographers. Burrows’ sole purpose for LGS was for the art, not monetary means. He lived in the music environment and soon developed name recognition. After the loss of his brother, a professional drummer, in 2014, he became serious about becoming a drummer. Burrows began drum lessons. The LGS website, contributors and his studies did not match. In 2016 he was about to pull the plug on LGS and embrace drumming. After a chance consultation with one of the most highly regarded session drummers and programmers today he got his answer. Start a website featuring only drummers. With help, he launched https://www.drummersphotgrapher.com. Burrows added his passion for drumming with his expertise of live music photography by launching Drummer Photographer LGS.