Drivin N Cryin / Mother’s Finest
Join us on the concert lawn for a night of music featuring legendary Georgia artists Drivin N Cryin and Mother’s Finest! Gates at 6PM, concert at 7PM. Admission is FREE!! This is a no cooler event as food & beverage will be available for purchase onsite.
Celebrating their 35th Anniversary together, Atlanta-based folk rock act, Drivin N Cryin, have spent most of their career on tour. In October 1985 Drivin N Cryin played their first show at Atlanta’s famed 688 Club. The band quickly gained attention for their blistering live shows, and amassed a rabid fanbase in the fertile soil of the late-1980s Southeast music scene.
Now, 35 years later, and after releasing four full length albums on Island Records and one on Geffen Records, founding members Kevn Kinney and Tim Nielsen find themselves enjoying a milestone anniversary for the band, having survived the pressures of fame, a shifting musical landscape, multiple lineup changes, and miles of back roads and highways to arrive here.
“Too Funk for Rock, Too Rock for Funk.” Mothers Finest has always been a band impossible to force into
artificially-labelled boxes. One of the most energetic and charismatic groups to cut a swath through the
music industry, Mothers Finest defies boundaries and creates its own genre. Led by superbly talented
vocalists Glenn “Doc” Murdock and Joyce “Baby Jean” Kennedy, and anchored by the tight, crunchy
rhythm section of Gary “Moses Mo” Moore and John “Red Devil” Hayes on guitars, Jerry “Wyzard” Seay
on bass, and Dion Derek on drums, Mothers Finest drives through the pocket like a Mack truck and peels
the paint off the walls.
Now past their fiftieth year of crushing the groove and bangin’ their fans’ heads upside, Mothers Finest
haven’t lost any of their signature energy and passion. These veterans of the music industry – and
Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductees – continue to tour, delighting long-time fans and drawing many new
ones into the fold.
From the rollicking mashup “Mickey’s Monkey” and the soulful “Thank You For The Love” on their iconic
album “Another Mother Further,” to the bone-jarring funk-metal of “Black Radio Won’t Play
This Record,” the band has never rested on their laurels, and has consistently refined and grown its
sound while remaining true to its funk-rock roots. They are a live band without peer, and many a wellknown artist has regretted having to follow Mothers Finest as an opening act.
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Join us on the concert lawn for a night of music featuring legendary Georgia artists Drivin N Cryin and Mother’s Finest! Gates at 6PM, concert at 7PM. Admission is FREE!! This is a no cooler event as food & beverage will be available for purchase onsite. Celebrating their 35th Anniversary together, Atlanta-based folk rock […]