E1Presents: Molly Hatchet

E1Presents: Molly Hatchet

Saturday, March 16, 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm
VIP seating, premium, and general admission tiered stadium seating available.

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E1 Rentals presents
Molly Hatchet
WHEN: Saturday, March 16th, 2024
WHERE: Shea Theater Arts Center, 71 Avenue A, Turners Falls MA

All ages
VIP seating, premium, and general admission tiered stadium seating available: https://embed.showclix.com/event/molly-hatchet-at-the-shea

In the early 1970s, a new genre of music was emerging in Jacksonville, Florida. A mixture of blues, country, gospel, and the English invasion of rock and roll that later was to be coined the phrase “Southern Rock.” The music was filled with style and emotion and with bands in the forefront such as the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and a band from Jacksonville, Florida called Molly Hatchet.

Their self-titled debut album was released on Epic Records in 1978 and reached multi-platinum status as the band established their reputation of working hard, playing tough, and living fast through intense touring. The band continued touring on the road with an average of 250 live shows per year and like the first album, it also achieved multi-platinum status. Lead singer, Danny Joe Brown, left the band in 1980 and contacted Bobby Ingram, a Jacksonville-based guitarist, and friend, who gave Brown his first singing gig in 1975.

Brown and Ingram then put together with keyboardist John Galvin the "Danny Joe Brown Band" and continued touring until 1982. During this time, Beatin’ The Odds (1980) and Take No Prisoners (1981) were released with singer Jimmy Farrar. Brown returned to record with John Galvin’s No Guts, No Glory (1983), The Deed Is Done (1984), and Double Trouble Live (1985).

In early 1987, Bobby Ingram of Jacksonville came into the band as lead guitar and songwriter and the band continued to tour over 200 dates a year in 1989 recording Lightning Strikes Twice for Capitol Records. In 1990, while Ingram, Galvin, and Brown continued the tradition as Molly Hatchet, the tough touring schedule led to the other member’s departure from the band. In 2005, Danny Joe Brown the singer for Molly Hatchet passed away.

The band continues to tour and record. A live album “Battleground” was released in 2019 and recorded in Germany, Switzerland, and in
cities in the United States over a 5-year time span. The band is currently touring worldwide and has plans for a new studio album release planned for 2024 and starting new studio recordings at Abbey Road Studios in London, England summer of 2023.

Current line up stars Bobby Ingram on Lead Guitar, Tim Lindsey on Bass & BG Vocals, John Galvin on Keyboard B3& BG vocals, Shawn Beamer on Drums.

As they enter the next 40 years of music, Molly Hatchet’s tradition and legacy keep developing the common bond of southern rockers.

Keeping our southern style of music alive and well. Rest assured, Molly Hatchet is a band that after 40 years, is always workin’ hard, playin’ tough, livin’ fast, and still Flirtin’ with Disaster!

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Special thanks to the Mass Cultural Council for their vital support this year in the form of a Cultural Sector Recovery Grant for Organizations, as well as a Festivals & Projects Grant. We'd also like to thank the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts for their support in the form of a Flexible Funding grant. We couldn't do this work without you!