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LONG ISLAND SOUTHERN JAM 2013

Coming Soon to the Brookhaven Ampitheater!  The Southern Rock Event of the year! Long Island Southern Jam 2013. In 2010, the guys at Eastern Promotions conceived a Southern Rock concert that would More »

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Marshall Tucker Band

The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band’s blend of rock,rhythm and blues, jazz, country, and gospel helped establish the Southern rock genre in the early 1970s. While the band had reached the height of More »

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The Outlaws

The Outlaws are a southern rock band formed in Tampa, Florida in late 1967 by guitarist–vocalist Hughie Thomasson, drummer David Dix, bassist Phil Holmberg, guitarists Hobie O’Brien and Frank Guidry, plus singer Herb Pino. Guidry brought the name Outlaws with More »

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Molly Hatchet

Molly Hatchet is an American southern rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1975. They are known for their hit song “Flirtin’ with Disaster” from the album of the same title. The band, founded by Dave Hlubek and Steve More »

Brookhaven Amphitheater to Possibly Host LISJ 2013

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The Hollywood Bowl of the East is potentially slotted to host Long Island Southern Jam 2013.

The Ampitheater makes sense because of its incredible capacity to hold 15,000 people. Not a bad seat in the house, this venue will give concert goers an enjoyable outdoor concert experience.

 

#LISJ Band Lineup for Long Island Southern Jam 2013

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Trying to finalize the band lineup for LISJ 2013.  Any Suggestions?

Here’s who we think will rock:

  1. Marshall Tucker Band
  2. The Outlaws
  3. Molly Hatchet
  4. Artemis Pyle and the Long Island Street Survivors

Tell us what you think!  Who should be added/removed!

LONG ISLAND SOUTHERN JAM 2013

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Coming Soon to the Brookhaven Ampitheater!  The Southern Rock Event of the year! Long Island Southern Jam 2013.

In 2010, the guys at Eastern Promotions conceived a Southern Rock concert that would shake Long Island to its core. With an incredible lineup of Southern Rock favorites, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Outlaws, Molly Hatchet, The Chris Hicks Band and newcomers at the time, Blackberry Smoke.

The Southern Rock festival, that took place at Overlook Beach in Long Island’s town of Babylon was a smashing success.  Overlook Beach was jammed with Southern Rock fans from all over the country. Due to the tremendous success, promoters with Eastern Promotions have been hard at work securing a facility that will house the expected turnout for the next, even bigger Southern Rock Jam of all time.

Talks are in progress to secure the 4,500 seat Brookhaven Ampitheater which is an amazing venue for a concert of this magnitude.

While some legends have already been secured, we are working hard to secure an even Bigger, more Epic event for our fans this year. As more ifnormation becomes available we will be updating our site and our Facebook Fan Page.

Stay tuned for more information and ticket availability.

Marshall Tucker Band

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The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band’s blend of rock,rhythm and blues, jazz, country, and gospel helped establish the Southern rock genre in the early 1970s. While the band had reached the height of its commercial success by the end of the decade, the band has recorded and performed continuously under various lineups for nearly 40 years.

The original lineup of the Marshall Tucker Band, formed in 1972, included lead guitarist, vocalist, and primary songwriter Toy Caldwell(1947–1993), keyboard player and vocalist Doug Gray (b. 1948), flutist Jerry Eubanks (b. 1950), rhythm guitarist George McCorkle (1946–2007), drummer Paul Riddle (b. 1953), and bassist Tommy Caldwell (1949–1980). They signed with Capricorn Records and in 1973 released their first LP, The Marshall Tucker Band. After Tommy Caldwell was killed in an automobile accident in 1980, he was replaced by bassist Franklin Wilkie. Most of the original band members had left by the mid-1980s to pursue other projects. The band’s lineup as of 2009 consists of Gray on vocals, guitarist Stuart Swanlund, keyboard player and flutist Marcus James Henderson, guitarist Rick Willis, bassist Pat Elwood, and drummer B.B. Borden.

The Outlaws

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The Outlaws are a southern rock band formed in Tampa, Florida in late 1967 by guitarist–vocalist Hughie Thomasson, drummer David Dix, bassist Phil Holmberg, guitarists Hobie O’Brien and Frank Guidry, plus singer Herb Pino. Guidry brought the name Outlaws with him when he joined (he had been in another group that had that name). Previous to Guidry’s arrival the band was called The Rogues, then The Four Letter Words. By early 1968 O’Brien and Holmberg both left the band to get married, and Frank O’Keefe came in on bass. Later that year, Tommy Angarano joined the Outlaws to replace Herb Pino, bringing Hammond organ sounds and his style of vocals to the band. Shortly after, he quit and Herb was brought back in. In the spring of 1968 the group’s first manager, Paul D., brought them to Epic Studios in New York City to record an album, which was never released after the band and the producer of the album had a falling-out. Guidry left at this point after differences with the manager. The group headed back to Tampa, then got another deal to go to Criteria Studios in Miami. There they recorded another album with producer Phil Gernhard. But this album was likewise never released, and Gernhard vanished soon after. Ronny Elliott was brought in around this time to play bass while O’Keefe briefly switched to guitar. But O’Keefe went back to bass after Elliott left in 1969 and Herb Pino began playing guitars and doing vocals at this time. Drummer Monte Yoho also joined that same year to sub for Dix.

In early 1970, the Outlaws were joined by two members of the Dave Graham Group that was also managed by Paul D. (Ped-Dyn. Productions.) The Dave Graham Group’s Union leader was Monte Yoho, but he was not invited to be part of this line-up. The early 1970 Outlaws line-up was Hughie Thomasson, Frank O’Keefe, Dave Dix, Billy Jones and Dave Graham. Graham was influential in moving the group toward country-rock, especially the music of Poco. They recorded a cover of the Doors “Five to One” as an audition to a recording deal that never materialized. This grouping disbanded in the spring of 1970 and the group eventually parted ways with Paul D. Yoho and Herb Pino returned, but by 1971 the offers for gigs had slowed down and the group went into limbo for a year or so, not sure if they would continue.

In 1971 Henry Paul, a singer and guitarist who was born in New York but grew up in the Tampa area, returned from a stay in Greenwich VillageNYC to form Sienna, which was more of a country rock outfit. He was joined by Monte Yoho and Frank O’Keefe. In 1972 Hughie Thomasson returned from a brief spell in New York where he’d been backing up folksinger Milton Carroll, joined up with Paul, Yoho and O’Keefe and Sienna became the reborn Outlaws.

Billy Jones, who would sometimes show up to jam with the group on organ in 1971 and 1972, returned from a stint in Boulder, Colorado in 1973 and switched to guitar, giving birth to the band’s first infamous guitar trio later dubbed “The Florida Guitar Army”. O’Keefe left the group temporarily in 1973–74. Buzzy Meekins and another bassist named Rick stood in until he was able to return. In 1974 Charlie Brusco signed on as manager for The Outlaws. Alan Walden (brother of Capricorn Records founder Phil Walden) was told of the group by Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Ronnie Van Zantand he joined forces with Brusco as co-manager.

The band was the first act signed to Arista Records under Clive Davis. Davis was in the audience at a show in 1974 where the band was opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd in Columbia, South Carolina. At the end of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s set, lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant said from the stage: “If you don’t sign the Outlaws, you’re the dumbest music person I’ve ever met—and I know you’re not.”

The Outlaws’ earliest well known songs were “There Goes Another Love Song” and “Green Grass and High Tides”, both from their 1975 self-titleddebut album. Their 1980 cover of “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” from the album Ghost Riders was their biggest single chart success, reaching #31 on the Billboard ”Pop Singles” chart.

Molly Hatchet

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Molly Hatchet is an American southern rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1975. They are known for their hit song “Flirtin’ with Disaster” from the album of the same title. The band, founded by Dave Hlubek and Steve Holland, took its name from a prostitute who allegedly mutilated anddecapitated her clients. Most of Molly Hatchet album covers feature heroic fantasy inspired art, some of which were painted by artist Frank Frazettaand Boris Vallejo.

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