Here’s a classic rock band I have not heard a whole heck of a lot about lately. I can certainly remember at least one of their hit songs, “Hold On Loosely,” which was not a bad song. I’ve always been a casual fan of some of the Southern Rockers like these guys as well as Molly Hatchet and Rossington Collins.
Another thing I recall about the band is that the drummer had a damn good snare drum sound that fit their style of music very well.
Thanks to this article, I now know that the band is still out there working more than they ever have, thanks to the resurgence of interest in classic rock, and are planning to perform in Sioux Falls Monday night.
Guitarist Danny Chauncey relates the story of how the band came up with the name “.38 Special,” which is, of course, the name of a handgun that was very popular with police a few decades ago.
The issue of using the name of a gun for band in these politically correct days is also discussed a little bit, although Chauncey describes the band as “apolitical” and says they really don’t hear any concerns regarding their chosen name.