Scott Maddux, owner of Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson in Maryville, TN, looks like your typical upwardly mobile young business man sitting behind his manager's desk, constantly on the phone, in a well appointed office. However, if you scan the office you'll see it's full of biker, leather, and rock'n roll memorabilia, all items that shaped who he is and gives evidence to a long-held dream he's had.
I started to include all of Scott's road to the top story here, but you can go here and read it for yourself. I want to get to the pertinent story at hand, and that is that Scott is coming to the Princess on March 8th to open for "The Kentucky Headhunters"!
The band is: Scott Maddux (electric guitar, wearing his signature Fedora), Steve "Bird-dog" Burgess (drums), Mike McGill (vocals/guitar), Justin Nix (bass), David Glover (percussion), and Roger “The Glue” Schmidt (Hammond B3 and Keys).
Scott describes their music as having Southern roots, based in gospel and rock'n roll. I found the music, after listening to the CD he gave me, to have a great southern country-rock sound; like a mesh of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Charlie Daniels! You may hear other nuances of your favorite bands too, especially if you're "Southern Fried and Sanctified"!
Here's a sample, with a little song called "Devils Deal", inspired by Popcorn Sutton:
Scott and the band will have copies of their CD after the show. The CD was produced by Richard Young, lead singer and rhythm guitarist for "The Kentucky Headhunters". The band and Richard made the CD in five days, 3 days tracking, and 2 days mixing, while at Echo Mountain Studios.
The two bands are tied together and will be warming up to their "THE SHED" performance on Saturday May 24th in Maryville. So, if you like them at the Princess, head over to Scott's place for an even more enjoyable rock'n roll experience!
BTW, I found out that there is a great little sports bar on the Maryville Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson site. The place is called "Stinker's BBQ Shack"! I haven't tried it yet, but the place is great looking, with 5-pulls of fun!
Just past the bar is the entrance to Scott's indoor venue, so you can enjoy music rain or shine in a more intimate setting! Well, it's all under roof, so even outdoors the party goes on regardless of weather. Check it out! It's only a 40-minute drive from Roane County.
Now I could write much more about Scott's Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson (SMHD), which opened in its new 47,000 square feet facility located in Maryville, Tennessee which has exceeded all expectations and been recognized by Harley-Davidson as one of its premier dealerships, and was awarded Dealer of the Year by Harley-Davidson Financial Services in 2006. Or more about his other Harley-Davidson retail stores in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, or that he was recently awarded a new territory in Southeast Kentucky, but rock'n roll is what Scott would want to talk about. It's what makes him happiest!
You can see it in his eyes, and in the subtle smile as he talks about "the music". He didn't want to talk about the business; he quickly segued to his love and hobby, music. So, that's what I tried to make this all about.
The bottom line is this, the "Cathouse Prophets" are coming to the Princess to open for "The Kentucky Headhunters" on March 8th...BE THERE!
So when you see Scott Maddux "up on the stage", wearing that little hat and moving to his own licks, you'll be happy too!
Tickets are available now online at kentuckyheadhunters.brownpapertickets.com, or at the Rocky Top General Store or The Harriman Jewelry Exchange, or by calling 865-882-8867!