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|SRA and Blackfoot drummer Jakson "Thunderfoot" Spires passed away Wednesday, March 16, 2005 from a brain aneurysm, in Ft Pierce, Florida. We are all saddened and in a state of shock right now. He will always be our brother, friend and loved one. Every person he met was better for knowing him. Jakson was one in a million. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. We'd also like to thank everyone for their kind and loving words and prayers. Jakson will always be with us!|
New SRA Double CD "Trouble's Comin' - LIVE!" available now at southernrock.com!
Aptly billed the Southern Rock Allstars, the band's lineup features founding or former members of such hard driving Southern Rock acts as Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet, and The Rossington Band.
SRA members are Jay Johnson (Rossington Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd Tour, Radio Tokyo), Jakson Spires (Blackfoot), Charles Hart (Radio Tokyo) and newest members, Jimmy Farrar (Molly Hatchet) and Scott Mabrey (Tank N Steele).
SRA is an exceptional representation of what makes Southern Rock great! With an unique combination of talent they've carved out their own sound and blazed their own clear-cut path without leaving their roots behind!
Visit their website at www.southernrock.com
What they're saying about "Trouble's Comin' - LIVE!"...
The Southern Rock Allstars have been rocking across the country and back again for years now, pleasing old fans and making new ones along the way. So when word hit the streets (or should I say, “the web”) that the new SRA album would be a live affair, excitement ran rampant. Well, the good news is, it was worth the wait. The two-CD set rocks, with Jakson Spires’ powerhouse drumming, Charles Hart’s thumping bass, Jay Johnson’s rocking guitar, Jimmy Farrar’s killer vocals and Scott Mabrey on guitar. To make the party even better, there are tracks featuring longtime guitarist Dave Hlubek, as well as Duane Roland, Mike Estes, Charlie Hargrett, Pete Geddes and Mark Ray on keys. Whew! There are plenty of songs made popular by the guys' original bands - Lynyrd Skynyrd, Blackfoot, Molly Hatchet and more. There are also plenty of rockin’ SRA originals. From “White Dove” to “Wishing Well,” “Bounty Hunter,” “Train, Train” and “Gator Country,” the band rocks at maximum velocity. Jimmy Farrar has always sung “Mississippi Queen” better than anyone, and here it is captured live, full tilt. Move over, Leslie West. Outstanding versions of “Stump Jumpin,” “Train of Sorrow” and Tommy Crain ’s “The Hill” are but a few of the highlights. The band is hotter than ever, and with the inclusion of all of the former members and select friends, Trouble's Comin' LIVE! stands and delivers - live and burnin’. One of the best tracks here is “Highway Song,” featuring the chorus of Muscle Shoals High School. Awesome! Closing out the near perfect set is one of the band’s most fun covers, Kiss’ “Rock and Roll All Night.” Pretty good for a bunch of old Southern boys. The Southern Rock Allstars all have their individual legacies, but taken as a collective, SRA is one fine rock-n-roll band. If you don’t believe me, just spin Trouble's Comin' LIVE!. Only one recommendation. Turn it up to eleven!
Michael Buffalo Smith - GRITZ Magazine