Rewards | Fire Keeper's Club
Friday, October 28 at 8 p.m.
Molly Hatchet firmly cemented its place in music history in the late 1970s. The band has played alongside other iconic Southern rock bands out of Jacksonville, Florida, such as Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers. A perfect mixture of English invasion rock, blues, country and gospel remain the unique sound of Molly Hatchet.
They were the hardest hitting of the Southern rock bands when, in 1978, Epic Records released Molly Hatchet’s self-titled debut album. It reached multi-platinum status, and the band established its reputation of working hard, playing tough and living fast through intense touring. During this time, they were on the road with Aerosmith, Bob Seger, The Rolling Stones and many others.
After experiencing success with their first album, the band released another multi-platinum album Flirtin’ with Disaster. In total, the band has released 14 studio albums and another eight live albums, with their 1991 Greatest Hits becoming certified gold.
Molly Hatchet continues their worldwide tour, performing classic hits such as “Flirtin’ with Disaster,” “Devil’s Canyon,” “Gator Country,” “Whiskey Man,” and “Dreams I’ll Never See.” The band’s current lineup consists of long-time members Bobby Ingram on lead guitar and John Galvin on keyboards, Tim Lindsey on bass guitar and Shawn Beamer on drums, with Jimmy Elkins on vocals. Molly Hatchet continues to honor the legacies of those members who passed away (including Danny Joe Brown, David Hlubek, and Phil McCormack) by keeping the music alive.
After four decades, Molly Hatchet is still workin’ hard, playin’ tough, livin’ fast and Flirtin’ with Disaster!