In the early 1970's a new form of music was emerging in the south. A mixture of blues, country, gospel and the English invasion of rock and roll that later was to be coined as the phrase "Southern Rock." The music was filled with style and emotion and with bands in the fore-front such as the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd and a band from Jacksonville, Florida called Molly Hatchet, named after a famous 17th century axe murderess Hatchet Molly, who would behead her lovers with the hand tool Lizzy Borden made famous.
In 2006 guitarist and lead singer Bobby Ingram celebrated his 20th Anniversary as front man of the Molly Hatchet band. Original Molly Hatchet/Danny Joe Brown Band keyboardist John Galvin remains in the lineup, as well as veteran singer Phil McCormack, who now has 11 years as the voice of Molly Hatchet.
Co-founding Molly Hatchet member Dave Hlubek returned to the fold in December of 2004 and is enjoying his second stint with the band. Dave and Bobby blend together perfectly and both are enjoying recording and touring together with the 21st century Molly Hatchet lineup.
Rounding out the band is the rock-solid rhythm section of the respected, seasoned bassist Tim Lindsey (Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rossington Band) and 6th-year member Shawn Beamer, a powerhouse drummer from Daytona Beach whom his fans have nick-named "Thunder"!
"So, as we roll on through our next 30 years of music & the road along with our dear fans ( who walk beside us no matter what), I can guarantee that the southern rock fans around the world will grow and become stronger than ever before and keep developing the common bond and unity that keeps this style of music alive and well. Rest assured, for over 30 years, Molly Hatchet is a band that is always working hard, playing fast, living tough and still FLIRTIN' WITH DISASTER!!!"