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Southern Rock Bands Keep Rockin

So good to find you again...Smoke Form A Distant Fire started it and you still keep the great lyrics coming. Love those Southern Rock Bands....let's hear more of you.

old times-good as ever

I remember the old SMOKE FROM A DISTANT FIRE days.He touched my soul back then and it appears he has lost nothing over the years.Download this if you want to pay tribute to real talent.ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED ROCK AND ROLL VOICES EVER.

"The Road Leads Home" captures John at his best!

There are only a handful of artist's that I consider the "real deal" singer. People that can reach me emotionally in a way like on others can. People like Kenny Loggins, Bill Champlin, Sam Moore and John Townsend. It's a very short list! John is not only a great singer but a wonderful songwriter as this project shows. "The Road Leads Home" captures him at his best.


Born: Tuscaloosa, AL

Genre: Christianity

Years Active: '70s, '00s

John Townsend is an Alabama-based blues and R&B singer and pianist who, as co-leader of the Sanford-Townsend Band, scored a Top Ten hit in 1976 with the song "Smoke from a Distant Fire." Influenced by classic soul and R&B artists like Otis Redding, Ray Charles, and Wilson Pickett, the Tuscaloosa native began playing in bands while still in high school, eventually forming a seven-piece group called the Rubber Band while attending the University of Alabama. Although their career wouldn't last long,...
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