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This CD started out as a collection of songs you might hear on any jukebox in a real blues bar or roadhouse anywhere you might be able to find cold beer and killer barbeque. Of course, only the best beer joints are found out in the country, where only a few people know the exact location and the bar clientele are happy to see a new face. These are the selections I would make if I found myself standing in front of an old Rock-ola or Wurlitzer jukebox on any Saturday night far away from the strip malls and theme restaurants.
I hope this collection of songs takes you to your favorite bar, roadhouse, beer joint or Rib shack, where the music is good and the joint is jumpin and a new adventure waits for you down that two lane road.
Big Mike Griffin
Big Mike Griffin would like to thank the following people and organizations for all your support. These are just a few, so those we miss we are very sorry.
Pat Burross and Dave Scott at Global Motorsports, Jill and John Parham at J&P Cycles, Bill and Debbie Eft at Chubby Customs, Rock and Marsha Hartley at Tomoka Indian, Steve Hawkins at Hawkins Custom Choppers, Dwayne Samford at Classic Custom Cycles, Bob Parker, Cherokee Choppers, Billy Lane, Choppers Inc., David and Pat Howell HDP motorcycle consignment shop, Winebrenner Motorservice, Brian and Toni at Thunder Roads Magazine, Barry and Red at Bikini Beach, Ed Martin, Greg Waynick, Tina Waynick, Bumpus Harley Davidson, Mark and Lisa Murphy at Guitar Heaven, Mike Ellsworth, Mike E's Guitar ranch, Reverend Guitars and Joe Naylor, Terry Newton at the Amp Dr. George Blekis, Lore Bain, Fay and Michael, Michelle and Jessica, Janie and Rhonda Woodard, Mike and Collette Hawkins, Mike and Susan McGwin, Alicia DeLeon, Jason and Tina Neese, Swampy and Burley, Tom Stevenson and all our hardcore fans that ride to our shows all over the United States! We love you all!! See you on that two lane road!!!
Johnny Bird wishes to thank: Gary Forkum and Paul Snyder at Forks Drum Closet, Chris Brady and Roy Burns at Aquarian, and Steve Riskin at Paiste.
Executive Producer: AHAB
Produced for CHROME LINK RECORDS and GRIFFIN ENTERTAINMENT by BIG MIKE GRIFFIN
Road Manager and tech support MARTY MCKNIGHT
Recorded at the SWITCHYARD, Antioch TN, Nov. and Dec. 2003
Layout and Design by AMANDA OBRINGER for echomusic.com
BIG MIKE GRIFFIN: vocals, guitars
BOB BABBIT: bass
JIM "FISH" MICHIE: piano, hammond b3 organ
JOHNNY BIRD: drums and percussion
DENNIS TAYLOR: tenor and baritone sax