The Band

FRANK MORROW

Lead Vocalist, does what no one else does better in his portrayal of one of the most controversial American country singer-songwriter, and musician in the USA, Hank Williams Jr!  Frank is unique with his realistic and natural Hank Jr. looks, sound and stage presence.  He has performed on stage with Nantucket,  Boogie Chillins Band, The Embers,  Bill Lyerly Band, Harvey Dalton Arnold (of the Outlaws) and Clyde Maddox of Super Grit Cowboy Band.  Frank’s performance is so dynamic that folks wonder if that’s really “Bocephus” himself they are seeing and hearing!!

 

 

 

  SANDI “LIGHTNIN” MORROW

Sandi “Lightnin” Morrow, lead and back up vocalist/percussionist, with her high energy and extensive experience performing gets the party started and  keeps the crowd going with “All My Rowdy Friends”!!  Sandi’s vocal rage is so wide you never know what  tune this “Rowdy Friend” vocalist is gonna belt out!  It could be June Carter Cash, Loretta Lynn, Janis Joplin, Miranda Lambert, Gretchen Wilson, Patsy Cline, Linda Rhondstat, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar and maybe a little Tina Turner!  In addition, she wows the crowd with a Washboard, Tambourine, and Cowbell!

 

 

 

SHELBY WALL

Bass player Shelby Wall has been playing throughout North Carolina for over 40 years, from Beach music to Folk, to Bluegrass, Rock and Country!  Shelby has performed with the acoustic folk/country trio, West Wind and the country rock band, Sagebrush.  Shelby’s experience includes work  with singer/songwriters Bruce Frye and Sam Milner.  Prior to joining “All My Rowdy Friends”  Shelby performed with CC Ryders and Wide Open.

 

 

 

 

 

STEVE COX

Steve Cox  a die hard Ludwig man from Goldsboro, NC brings to “All My Rowdy Friends” a 70’s hard driving rock solid drumming style with Nashville dynamics and finesse!  Steve’s many years of drumming include regional full time touring experiences with The Midnight Express Band in the 90’s of which he was the original and long time drummer.  Opening for Country greats such as Alan Jackson, Davis Alan Coe, Alabama, Conway Twitty, Delbert McClinton, Patty Loveless, Garth Brooks, Ronnie Milsap, Gene Watson, Steve Wariner, Firehouse, Exile, Billy Joel Royal, John Anderson, and many others confirms Steve is no stranger to what it takes to be a spot on drummer!  Steve also played in several local bands such as modern rock/classic rock band, Avalanche and country classic rock Kick 40 as well as top 40 band East 40.  Steve enjoys performing and entertaining the audience with his hard rocking style!

 

MICHAEL KINZIE

 

Michael Kinzie, aka “13” from Greenville, NC brings to the band over four decades of multi-instrumental experience.  Best known for his 39 years (and still going) with The Super Grit Cowboy Band, “13” plays a multitude of instruments to bring out even more of the authentic sound to “All My Rowdy Friends”!    In addition to being a Viet Nam Veteran, Michael is a member of the Pitt Community College Symphony Orchestra and in his spare time  he teaches music of various instruments.

 

 

 

 

RAY HOLMES

Rhythm guitarist Ray Holmes has been playing guitar since he was knee high to a grasshopper!!  His musical influences are Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughn and Billy Gibbons, just to name a few.  Ray has performed with numerous bands, such as I.C.U., Blue Steel, Brouha, Flashback and Avalanche. While performing with Avalanche, he opened for The Little River Band, Bucky Covington, Charlie Daniels and Lynard Skynyrd.  “Rock N Ray” brings to “All My Rowdy Friends” hot rock n roll rhythms and on stage personality to boot, adding to this high energy band!