The great Duane Allman once said. “Rock was born in the South, so saying ‘Southern rock’ is like saying ‘rock rock. ‘” That would make the Atlanta Rhythm Section masters of ‘rock rock’.
Earlier this year, the tragic news came out that the world had lost Barry Bailey after a long fight with MS. It’s hard to explain how losing someone you’ve only met a few times hits home. The best I can offer is that when they were part of something ingrained into your soul, the loss feels deep and personal. With Bailey’s passing leaving Dean Daugherty as the only remaining member from the band’s “Golden Era,” and Dean doesn’t tour any longer, it seemed to mark the end of an incredible journey for a most talented group of musicians.