Atlanta icons Mother's Finest put the East Coast on the map during funk's heyday. Among a packed schedule of rock n' roll, country, and Americana acts, they headline Pirate Fest on Saturday to remind us all that they've still got it.
Playing a fusion of R&B and stadium rock, sealed by Joyce Kennedy’s unbridled, soulful vocals, Mother’s Finest blew headliners like REO Speedwagon and AC/DC out of the water while touring in the 70’s, flooring audiences and gaining the group notoriety as “The Most Dangerous Opening Act in the World.”
The recent Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductees have long been championed for their Sly and the Family Stone-influenced dynamic. They’ve impressively kept the core of their original lineup—Kennedy on vocals, Glenn “Doc” Murdock on vocals and percussion, Gary “Moses Mo” Moore on guitar. And the storied resumes of newer members, like John Kayes, who got his start playing guitar with ‘50s greats The Coasters and The Marvelettes, are sure to keep hits like “Baby Love” as fresh as they were forty years ago.