Mercy Lounge
in Nashville TN
in the historic
Cannery Row,
off 8th Avenue
Jimmy Hall
Along with having a
solo career, Jimmy
Hall was lead singer  
and harmonica player
for Wet Willie, singing
on hit records
Street Corner Sarenade
Keep On Smilin', Country
Side Of Life, Dixie Rock,
Leona, and Weekend.
He was the vocalist on
Jeff Beck's 1985
album "Flash". Hall is
a part of the Nashville
blues scene and has
recently toured as a
member of Hank
Williams Jr's band.
Jeff Carlisi
guitarist for
Thirty Eight Special
played on many hit
songs including
Hold On Loosely,
Wild-Eyed Southern
Boys, If I'd Only Been
The One, Caught Up In
You, Back Where You
Teacher Teacher,
Fantasy Girl,
Like No Other Night,
Same Ole Feeling,
Rockin' In To The Night

and the 1989 moving
Second Chance.
Artimus Pyle
ex-drummer for
Lynyrd Skynyrd,
Artimus Pyle
played drums at the
Deep South show.
He played on many
hits Skynyrd songs
such as Saturday Night
Special, That Smell,
What's Your Name and
was in the "Freebird
The Movie". He was
also in the tragic 1977
Lynyrd Skynyrd plane
crash near Gillsburg
Mississippi that killed
six people
"Deep South"
Southern Rock Legends
* The Mercy Lounge at the Cannery *
Pictures by Nashville's Jimbo Hagey Junior
Wet Willie singer Jimmy Hall
sung Keep On Smilin'
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King
performed Sweet Home Alabama
38 Special guitarist Jeff Carlisi
played Second Chance
Robert Nix
(Not pictured)
11/08/1944 - 05/20/2012
was an American drummer best
known as a founding member of
the band Atlanta Rhythm Section
(ARS). A member of ARS from
1971-1979, he co-wrote several of
their songs including the top-ten
hits "So Into You" and
"Imaginary Lover". Nix grew up
in Jacksonville, Florida and
graduated from Paxon Senior High
School in 1962. He got his start as
a member of Roy Orbison's
backing band The Candymen, and
also played on recordings for artists
including The
Classics IV,
Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Al Kooper.
Nix also co-wrote songs for other
artists, including Billy Joe Royal's
"Cherry Hill Park" and B. J.
Thomas' "Mighty Clouds of Joy".
Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle
taking a picture with a fan after the show
Of course, they did Freebird
Artimus Pyle,
shown on the right,
(with a Skynyrd fan)
Deep South (with Artimus Pyle & others)
New Years Eve Show on December 31, 2006
at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville Tennessee
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Lynyrd Skynyrd
Tribute Menu
2006 version of Deep South, including Artimus Pyle (center)
New Years Eve information & promotional picture courtesy of Pat Adams
A New Years Eve celebration with
Deep South at the Wildhorse Saloon
Band members for Deep South at New Years Eve included:
Jimmy Hall (Wet Willie) - Artimus Pyle (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Dean Daughtery & Robert Nix (from the Atlanta Rhythm Section)
Chris Hicks (Marshall Tucker Band) Hal McCormack (Survivor)

Other bands that helped bring in the 2007 New Year included:
Locash Cowboys - The Devonshires - Steve Holy.
If anyone has pictures to this show, let me know!
Thanks to Classic Rock Radio Station 97.1 WRQQ  for the tickets
Ed King
Died August 22, 2018
was an American
musician. He was a
guitarist for the
psychedelic rock band
and guitarist and bassist
for the Southern rock
band Lynyrd Skynyrd
from 1972 to 1975 and
again from 1987 to 1996.
Ed co-wrote many songs
Sweet Home
. It is his voice
you can hear counting
off the tune before
lauching into his famous
Stratocaster riff.
Deep South (Southern Rock Legends)
The Saturday Night Special Band
Plus: A Tribute to the late Ed King
these songs are the
language of Southern
Rock. When you hear
them, you cant help but
nod your head and hum
along. And thats how it is
about being who you are
without apology. Its about
saying whats on your
mind and asking
questions later. Perhaps
these are the reasons why
the genre has continued
to grow in popularity over
the last three decades. Its
music for honest people
who know how to work
hard but also know how to
have a good time.
Southern Rock is pure
rock-n-roll with just
enough dirt thrown in to
make it interesting.

Today were in the early
stages of a Southern Rock
revival, a Rebelution if you
will. And leading the way
is an impressive line up of
artists who were there in
the beginning making the
music that is now
synonymous with
Southern Rock. Whats
even more impressive is
that these artists are all
part of one group! Deep
South is a new band (sort
of) comprised of former
members from some of
the greatest Southern
Rock bands to ever take
the stage. Combined they
have performed all over
the world and played tens
of thousands of concerts
in front of sold out
audiences. Jimmy Hall
(Wet Willie), Artimus Pyle
(Lynyrd Skynyrd), Hal
McCormack , Robert Nix
(Atlanta Rhythm Section),
Dean Daugherty (Atlanta
Rhythm Section), and
Chris Hicks (Marshall
Tucker Band) have come
together to revive the
songs that changed a
generation and redefined
what it meant to rock. Like
an old friend, Deep South
is reconnecting with fans
who first loved their songs
and attracting new
listeners who are in
search of music that
showcases true
musicianship and can
keep you captivated for
longer than three and a
half minutes. Fans who
have been waiting to hear
the Southern Rock
classics performed by the
ones who wrote them.
Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash & Beyond
Our own related Facebook Page
Saturday Night Special - Saturday Night Special Band
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ed King & Artimus Pyle
with Lynyrd Skynyrd back-up singers JoJo Billingsley & Leslie Hawkins
Members of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd band, Artimus Pyle, Ed King, JoJo Billingsley
and Leslie Hawkins perform Saturday Night Special with Thane Shearon and the
Saturday Night Special Band at The Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN.
Deep South YouTube Video
with Jimmy Hall on Vocals & Artimus Pyle on drums,
plus other southern rock legends
 (location unknown)
Sweet Home Alabama - The Saturday Night Special Band
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ed King & Artimus Pyle
with Lynyrd Skynyrd back-up singers JoJo Billingsley & Leslie Hawkins
and Leslie Hawkins perform Saturday Night Special with Thane Shearon and the
Saturday Night Special Band at The Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, TN.
Picture of Ed King at the CMA Music Festival
June of 2006: Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King performs
Sweet Home Alabama with singer Billy Ray Cyrus at the
CMA Music Festival at LP Field in Nashville. Ed was a surprise
guest at the festival. Sadly, this was our last time of seeing Ed King.
Lynyrd Skynyrd also performed Sweet Home Alabama
at the same festival, but on a different night.
Ed King (September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018)
Pictures by Pat Adams from TennesseeConcerts
Ed King (with Billy Ray Cyrus)
at the 2006 CMA Music Festival
Dean Daughtery
& Robert Nix
So Into You
Ed King & Artimus Pyle
JoJo Billingsley
& Leslie Hawkins
with the Saturday Night Special Band
See YouTube Videos from The Cannery in Nashville TN (below)
Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist
Ed King Dies At Age 68
(Ed lived in the Nashville area)
Dean Daughtery
is in the  
70's band, the
Atlanta Rhythm
Section and played on
hits including
Doraville, So Into You,
Imaginary Lover,
Champagne Jam, I'm Not
Gonna Let It Bother Me
Tonight, Spooky, Do It Or
, plus some really
cool mellow ARS tunes
All Night Rain,
Neon Nights,
Dog Days,
Georgia Rhythm, & Angel
(What In The World's
Come Over Us).
Atlanta Rhythm Section's
Dean Daughtery
Thane Shearon - Vocals
Jamie Sepe - Bass
Ed King - Guitar
George Festo - Guitar
Eric Tolnes - Guitar
Mark Basile - Guitar
Artimus Pyle - Drums
Michael Desroches - Keys
Background Vocals
Leslie Hawkins
Donna Basile
JoJo Billingsley White
The Cannery Ballroom
Nashville, Tennessee
Somewhere around 2006
Sweet Home Alabama with Ed King
at the Nashville Superspeedway (Rare Footage)
1974: The Original Lynyrd Skynyrd with the late Ed King
(& Bob Burns)
Hamburg Germany on December 5, 1974
Freebird / Sweet Home Alabama / Workin For MCA
Ed King & Artimus Pyle Collaborations
in Nashville TN
August 17, 2005
The Original Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jimmy Hall
(Wet Willie)
(Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Chris Hicks