Jackson College is presenting the rock band 38 Special and their signature blast of Southern Rock at Potter Center for one show only, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22.
With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band 38 Special with their arena-rock pop smashes, “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl” and more. They bring timeless hits that remain a staple at radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day touring regimen.
Guitarist/vocalist Don Barnes says it’s all about maintaining that intensity in their live shows. “We never wanted to be one of those bands that had maybe gotten a little soft or complacent over the years. We’re a team, and it’s always been kind of an unspoken rule that we don’t slack up, we stack up. We go out there every night to win.”
It is that steely determination that lives on in the hearts of these “Wild-Eyed Southern Boys.” Completing the team is guitarist/vocalist Danny Chauncey, bassist Barry Dunaway, drummer Gary Moffatt and keyboardist/vocalist Bobby Capps. For 38 Special onstage, it is a celebration of friendship and brotherhood, bringing dedication and honesty to a long history of classic songs and fresh, new material. Since 1976, the band has released more than 15 albums. And from the start, they’ve toured relentlessly, bringing their signature brand of muscle and melody to fans worldwide.
“When those lights go down and we all walk up those steps to the stage and hear that crowd roar, it’s a real rush to the head. It feels like we’re getting ready to strap ourselves in and it just takes off from there,” Barnes said.
Don’t miss the music! Tickets for 38 Special are $45, $40 and $32 and may be purchased by calling 517.796.8600, or online at www.jccmi.edu/pottercenter.