Mother’s Finest is a funk rock band founded in Atlanta, Georgia by Joyce Kennedy and Glenn Murdock in the early 1970s.
The group charted with the singles “Fire” (#93 Pop Singles), “Baby Love” (#79 Black Singles, #58 Pop Singles), “Don’t Wanna Come Back” (#54 Black Singles), “Love Changes” (#26 Black Singles), and “Piece Of The Rock” in the mid to late 1970s.
“Mother’s Finest are notable partly because they are an “interracial” rock group from the Georgia.” – The Roots of Indie
Many fans have described their funky vibrations as a blend of funky rhythm, heavy guitars and expressive R&B singing. Their debut album Mother’s Finest from 1976 today is a rare collector’s piece and contained with the ironic song “Nigizz Can’t Sing Rock’n Roll”. The band was highly criticized for it by an important religious leader and dropped it from their live concerts.
In the summer of 1977, they opened for The Who in their tour across Canada. In 1978 they were guests in German broadcast Rockpalast and with one concert they gathered a cult status in Europe which lasts until today (this concert appears on the DVD Mother’s Finest – At Rockpalast).
In the late seventies they produced more soul-oriented albums and at the beginning of the eighties some heavy rock as on Iron Age.
“You don’t survive in the music business 45 years without adapting, and that’s precisely what Mother’s Finest have done. Never mind their tremendous legacy, the band functions as a lean, mean, independent machine — touring, working their social media, and even crowdfunding just like bands a fraction of their age.” – The Roots of Indie
The state of Georgia honored Mother’s Finest with a 2011 induction into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame and their fans still turn out for live doses of funk rock. It’s a family business now, and it’s a good one. Mother’s Finest have enjoyed 45 years of success in the music business — it’s about time they were recognized for their influence.
“It was an honor and a blessing to have been placed amongst some of the finest talent
ever, Otis Redding, Gladys Knight, James Brown, The Allman Brothers, REM, The Black Crowes, an overwhelming list of artists. We are so lucky to have folks that dig the music of Mothers Finest enough to want to remember it. We’ve always worked at being as good as anybody else and better. We were pleasantly surprised at just the thought of it and humbled beyond belief when we were told of the induction. It was a huge event. We consider this award to be bigger than any other we could possibly receive because it was from the hear of where Mothers Finest started. This award will always mean the most to us. We are glad that the work we have done was considered significant but we don’t look at the award as the end result of a long career but as a beginning, we believe that the best thing we’ve ever written is in the future.” – Moses Mo, the lead guitarist, is one of the original members.
Current Band Members
Dion Derek Murdock
About the Venue
Mill Town Music Hall opened as West Georgia’s largest concert and entertainment venue on January 28, 2012 and the community hasn’t stopped singing its praises since. During its first year, the venue was home to quality wholesome entertainment covering multiple music genres. Located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue), Mill Town Music Hall has most importantly helped revitalize the West Georgia area with a boost in tourism.
The venue also acts as a perfect environment for fundraising and/or host venue for conferences. As a permanent fixture for the venue, the Purpose Center operates the concession and raises money for its ministry. And, The Church at Chapel Hill hosts its weekly services at the facility. Annual events have included BRIDGE Fest (the West Georgia area fight against drugs), as well as other community events such as Grow Haralson Community Planning session for Haralson County.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Mill Town Music HallBremen, GA 30110
Saturday, November 19th
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $30 Premium Reserved (Rows A-N)
$25 Reserved (Rows O-Z)
All ticket prices increase by $5 at the door (after 5:00 pm night of show)
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For more information, please contact the box office at 770.537.MILL (6455).
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