History of Southern Rock pt 2- Gregg Allman, Gary Rossington, Doug Gray, Hughie Thomasson, Henry Paul, Donnie Van Zant, Charlie Daniels, Steve Earle

This is my History of Southern Rock, pt 2, a labor of love that captures the heart and soul of the musicians who long ago made it possible one day in 2018 to watch Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson perform “Midnight Train to Memphis”, or Brandi Carlile completely blow me away in October 2021 with “Broken Horses”, both on Saturday Night Live

Listen to these stories from my classic rock interviews of the late Gregg Allman on writing the lyrics to “Midnight Rider” with charcoal match heads on an ironing board cover; Henry Paul and the late Hughie Thomasson of The Outlaws on the evolution of the song “Green Grass and High Tides“; Marshall Tucker Band singer Doug Gray and reed man Jerry Eubanks with “Heard It in a Love Song”; Donnie Van Zant and Jeff Carlisi of 38 Special on carrying the torch into the Eighties with “Hold On Loosely”; Southern Rock patriarch Charlie Daniels on the devastating losses of Duane Allman, Berry Oakley, Ronnie Van Zant, Tommy Caldwell and Toy Caldwell; the world premiere of Hughie Thomasson’s “Once an Outlaw, Always an Outlaw” just months before his death in 2006; and Steve Earle jump-starting it all over again in 1987 with “Guitar Town”. –Redbeard