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Formed in 1972 by J.C. Hartsfield and Perry Jordan, Heartsfield toured throughout the '70's, spreading their infectious brand of foot-stompin', good-time southern rock to Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, California, Colorado, Georgia, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania in a tour de force of 200-300 dates per year. They played every club, festival, concert hall and college campus and were overwhelming favorites on FM radio stations around the country. They recorded four albums for major record labels (several of which hit the Billboard charts), acquired fans who admitted to seeing them play dozens of times, and attained the respect of the entire music industry, playing with the likes of The Doobie Brothers, Charlie Daniels, Eric Clapton, Loggins & Messina, Fleetwood Mac, .38 Special, The Guess Who, Waylon Jennings, Kiss, BTO, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dickie Betts, Little Feat, Willie Nelson, Stephen Stills, FireFall, The Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Genesis, and Ted Nugent. FM hits included "House of Living," "Racing the Sun," "As I Look Into the Fire," "Another Man Down," "I'm Comin' Home," "Music Eyes," and "The Only Time I'm Sober is When You're Gone."
These days they're still going strong, performing and recording to a whole new generation of appreciative fans, as well as hundreds of diehard fans from the old days. They can be seen at summer festivals all over the Midwest, where they've shared the stage with Charlie Daniels, Loretta Lynn, .38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Little Feat, Los Lobos, Dickie Betts, Eddie Money, Sawyer Brown, Blue Oyster Cult, Soul Asylum, Spencer Davis, and Asleep at the Wheel. They're still working their same old magic, garnering the respect deserving a dedicated group of seasoned pros with a serious intention of making great music, delivering high-energy foot-stompin' shows, and putting those expensive guitars to work in serious jams and thrilling arrangements that leave young musicians speechless. Perry has continued writing powerful songs heavily ladened with great harmonies, blazing guitars, and thoughtful lyrics. Recent releases include albums RESCUE THE DOG, ALL OVER THE PLACE, ROCKIN' THE COUNTRY, and a solo offering by Perry called GEORGIA FLYER. With a new project underway, the next round of Heartsfield magic is on the way. Read more about Steve Eddington on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
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