22 episodes

We interview the stars who made the great Southern rock and Classic rock from the Golden Era. You'll hear tales from the road, the studio, and the stage, from those who were in the middle of it all. We'll also update you on new rock that you won't wanna miss. 

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    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

We interview the stars who made the great Southern rock and Classic rock from the Golden Era. You'll hear tales from the road, the studio, and the stage, from those who were in the middle of it all. We'll also update you on new rock that you won't wanna miss. 

    Head East's Roger Boyd, Tommy Talton from Cowboy and the Gregg Allman Band, and the Legendary Alan Walden

    Head East's Roger Boyd, Tommy Talton from Cowboy and the Gregg Allman Band, and the Legendary Alan Walden

    Head East co-founder Roger Boyd talks about the band's half-century plus of turning out great rock n' roll, the staying power of "Never Been Any Reason" and their other hits, plus the new album, Full Circle. Tommy Talton tells a great story about Cowboy, the Allman Brothers, and Little Richard. Listener favorite "The Southern Man", Alan Walden, returns with a couple of fantastic stories about the "fighting side" of Ronnie Van Zant.Our regular features, Covers and Hidden Gem, are back as...

    • 41 min
    Part Three of our Series with Artimus Pyle and an Introduction to the Comancheros

    Part Three of our Series with Artimus Pyle and an Introduction to the Comancheros

    Artimus gets into his love for his fans, the new Ronnie Van Zant and Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute album, including a new version of Free Bird with Dolly Parton taking over the vocals and a very special guest on guitar. He shares a great story about mending fences and an emotional goodbye to a long-time friend, plus the drummers he thinks are best, and the guitarist he rates number one. We'll get the inside scoop on the song he and Ed King co-wrote for Billy Ray Cyrus and much more.Tanner Jone...

    • 41 min
    Part Two of our Series with Artimus Pyle

    Part Two of our Series with Artimus Pyle

    This week Artimus shares more thoughts on Street Survivors, the horrific plane crash, Rickey Medlocke, his friends in Blackfoot, Gary's funeral, the 1977 tour with Ted Nugent, his time in Israel, Steve Gaines's impact on the band, reforming as a Skynyrd Tribute band, the band's inner demons, the 1979 Volunteer Jam, and the battle to put together his film, "Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash." He'll also share a bit about an important new album that ...

    • 36 min
    Part One of Our Interview with the Legendary Artimus Pyle

    Part One of Our Interview with the Legendary Artimus Pyle

    What an absolute pleasure it was to interview Artimus Pyle. He gets into his early years, his (very young) intro to the drums, the loss of his Dad at a young age, how Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band led him to Skynyrd, recording Saturday Night Special, which was his first time in the studio with the band, his tremendous respect for Rodney Mills, his friendship with Bob Burns, and how he, Rodney and Kevin Elson rescued Street Survivors and helped turn it into one of rock's m...

    • 37 min
    B B Borden and His Life in Four of the South's Biggest Bands

    B B Borden and His Life in Four of the South's Biggest Bands

    B B Borden has played for four huge bands from the South; Mother's Finest, Molly Hatchet, the Outlaws, and the Marshall Tucker Band. It's an honor to have him join us to share stories of his start in rock, his life in these great bands, his influences and so much more.We'll also share info about an incredible day of music to help Tommy Talton in his fight against cancer. Some big names in Southern music are donating their time and talents to help a member of the Southern music family.Cl...

    • 26 min
    Pt 3 with 38 Special's Jeff Carlisi and an introduction to The Georgia Thunderbolts

    Pt 3 with 38 Special's Jeff Carlisi and an introduction to The Georgia Thunderbolts

    In the conclusion of his three-part series, 38 Special original member and guitarist Jeff Carlisi talks about his supergroup, Big People, the bands of the 80s, Van Halen, why music from the classic rock era endures, an attempted bribe of pulled pork and much more.We'll introduce you to an up-and-coming rock band out of Rome, GA, that is definitely worth a listen, the Georgia Thunderbolts. Drummer Bristol Perry gets into their influences, their music catalog, a rocking cover of a Southern clas...

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Jimbo30246 ,

My new favorite

A friend shared this show with me and it has quickly become my favorite podcast. Great stars from many of my favorite bands and the interviews don’t sound like every other one you’ve heard, more like two people talking over a beer. I really like the back stories behind the songs, how the groups got together and memories of some great shows and recoding sessions.

70’s Rocker ,

Great Podcast!

Lots of my favorite rockers have been guests on this show. I am loving the stories, especially the ones from Bonnie Bramlett, Artimus Pyle, and the guy from Ram Jam. Hidden Gems has introduced me to some fantastic music I'd never heard. Looking forward to the next season.

Rocnroll12567 ,

Great insight into the world of Rock!

I’m on my fifth episode and I love this show. I really enjoyed the interviews with Don Brewer, Steve Morse and Jim Peterik from Survivor.

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