Blackhawk, ‘Brothers of the Southland’ Lyric Video – Exclusive Premiere
Blackhawk have released the lyric video for the title track off their upcoming album, 'Brothers of the Southland.'
Bandmates Henry Paul and Dave Robbins set out to pay tribute to Southern music icons like Duane Allman, the Marshall Tucker Band and Ronnie Van Zant.
“I talk about Ronnie’s ‘angel’s voice and devil’s smile,’ contrasting the mischievous and highly principled parts of his personality," Paul says. "And while I didn’t know Duane Allman, we certainly grew up revering him and losing him and Barry Oakley from the Allman Brothers was tragic. The song pulls from my childhood, too, with Southern imagery like gospel tents.”
"[The song] really embodies Henry’s past with these other people,” Robbins adds. “We’re not just paying homage to a genre of music or a geographical topic. When Henry sings about the guys from Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers and the Marshall Tucker Band, he’s talking about people he worked with and grew up with."
Musician featured on the track include Lynyrd Skynyrd‘s original guitarist Ed King, original Outlaws drummer Monte Yoho, current Outlaws guitarist Chris Anderson and Paul Riddle, the original drummer for the Marshall Tucker Band.
'Brothers of the Southland,' the band's first studio album in 12 years, is set for release on July 8. Fans can pre-order the album and purchase the single on Amazon. A list of Blackhawk's tour dates is available at BlackhawkLive.com.