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Driver Band:Raleigh Live music Photography


Back in the 80s, I worked as a DJ at a rock night club in Rocky Mount during the summers of my college years.  Every Wednesday night, we had the “Night of the Jackle” DJ show and I would play music in between sets for the bands on the weekends. Though Rocky Mount, NC was definitely not known for its rock music scene, the club would attract some of the best North Carolina club rock bands.  You may not know these band names unless you were part of the 80s hard rock/metal club scene: Nantucket, Pegasus Rox, PKM, PG 13, Night Watch, Maxx Warrior, Sidewinder, Quadra Nix, and Driver.  If these names ring a bell in your head and you want to see more, check out Ronnie Rogers 80s club band page.

This past year, I became friends with the wonderful and magnetic Stacey Winn. We talked on several occasions about the 80s music scene.  Apparently, her band Driver was one of the many great bands that played at the club and they still rock today.  This past Saturday,  I saw Driver for the first time(that I can remember : ) ) at the Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh.  They opened up for the iconic NC Nantucket band.  Though I was familiar with Nantucket, I did not know what to expect from Driver. Man, I was pleasantly surprised.  Wow!  Stacey owned the crowd and the stage as the band plowed through their repertoire of hard rock covers and originals. I can not wait to see them again!

Here are some of my favorite shots from the night.  The entire set can be found on my gallery website. Rock on Driver!


I love this shot! It almost looks like the guitarist Frank Winn(Stacey’s husband) is playing to an audience of one but the place was packed.











Rock on Driver! Rock On!  Rumor has it that there will be a show at Berkeley’s in March.

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