Students at Glasgow High School were entertained recently by two top notch performers. Greg Martin is well-known in this area as a member of The Kentucky HeadHunters. To date the HeadHunters have released eight albums, winning countless awards and a Grammy.
Jimmy Hall is a talented vocalist from Nashville who performed with a group called Wet Willie back in the 70s. That group toured with Aerosmith, the Allman Brothers Band, Grand Funk Railroad and the Grateful Dead. Hall was later nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocalist for Jeff Beck’s 1985 Flash Album. In recent years, Hall joined Hank Williams Jr’s touring band playing the sax and harmonica.
The two musicians performed several songs for Glasgow students, including "Keep On Smilin'," which Jimmy wrote and performed when he was with Wet Willie.
They also spoke to students about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and discussed rock groups and musicians they knew personally who had succumbed to temptations that eventually cost them their lives.
John Fred Young and Ben Wells of Black Stone Cherry dropped in for a visit and reiterated the importance of being drug/free.
“Whatever your dreams are, you can have it all, – if you work hard and remain drug free,” said John Fred.
Black Stone Cherry recently signed a recording contract with Road Runner Records and will have a new album out later this year. Chris Robertson and Jon Lawhon are the other two band members, but they were not able to attend the GHS program.
Greg and Jimmy have teamed up to form The Mighty Jeremiahs and have recently released a Gospel Blues CD through ear X-tacy Records and Burnside Distribution. Visit their Web site at www.mightyjeremiahs.com.
This performance was paid for by BHM KY-ASAP Local Community Board – Drug Free Communities Coalition.