38 Special

Wed
23
Jan

38 SPECIAL Guitarist DANNY CHAUNCEY Departs Band, Replaced by JERRY RIGGS

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38 SPECIAL guitarist DANNY CHAUNCEY has decided to leave the band citing the desire to leave the rigors of touring behind him.
 
In his place, another familiar name – JERRY RIGGS (of “Riggs” fame).
Here’s what the band had to say:
 
“Happy New Year and welcome to 38 Special in 2019!
As Danny Chauncey has decided to depart from the rigors of road life, we wish him well and thank him for all of his years of dedication. Right now we’re excited to introduce to you our newest member, one of the true southern rock kings, Jerry Riggs!
Jerry has been an old friend of the band for many years and comes with an impressive pedigree as a titan in the industry, a virtuoso guitarist and vocalist with a long history as a recording artist and bandleader in his own right.
 
Completing the team is keyboardist/vocalist BOBBY CAPPS, drummer GARY MOFFATT, bassist BARRY DUNAWAY.
 
Don Barnes has updated the band’s FB with this comment: “We have just updated our site with quite a few newly booked shows. MANY more dates will be added in the next few days so check back often to see if we will be playing near you. We are VERY excited about the addition of guitarist/vocalist Jerry Riggs to the band. See you on the road!!”

 

 
Mon
05
Jan

38 SPECIAL Founding Members Jeff Carlisi, Donnie Van Zant Take Aim on '80s Best

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Monday, January 5, 2015
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38 Special Founding Members Jeff Carlisi, Donnie Van Zant Take Aim on '80s Best

Dallas, TX - January 2, 2015.  North American syndicated Rock radio program and website InTheStudio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands  heads south to get the 38 Special story from founding members Jeff Carlisi and Donnie Van Zant on the 35th anniversary of their breakthrough album Rockin' Into The Night.

Hailing from the Southern Rock capital of the world, Jacksonville, Florida, and with the connection to Ronnie Van Zant of Southern Rock royalty Lynyrd Skynyrd, 38 Special found themselves in an advantageous position.  But after two albums, not much had materialized until the release of 1980's breakthrough Rockin' Into The Night and the platinum follow-ups, 1981's Wild-Eyed Southern Boys and 1982's Special Forces.  

Jeff Carlisi shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard how 38 Special drew a bead on the musical bullseye and came into their own with hits including 'Rockin' Into the Night','Hold On Loosely','Fantasy Girl', and 'Caught Up in You'.
                                            
'38 Special found a bit of a focus with the third album Rockin' Into The Night and then Wild-Eyed Southern Boys , which was the first platinum record for the band. We had finally developed a style of music that was not typically Southern in the sense of three chord shuffles or those type of things, but it was the attitude, the way Southern musicians approached there music.' - Jeff Carlisi

38 Special / InTheStudio program is available now to STREAM at:
'http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/38-special-rockin-night-35th-anniversary-donnie-van-zant-jeff-carlisi/'

Direct Link to InTheStudio affiliate station list and broadcast schedule
HYPERLINK ' http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/ 'www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations 

 
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