When I was in prison I was in a worship group called The Freedom Band. It was a whole lot of fun to be in that band. It's where I got turned on to gospel and the blues. We did all kinds of styles, as there were so many different guys in the band at different times. Something about getting released from prison seemed to override a person's desire to stay in the band!!
After prison, we had a Feedom Band reunion at a coffee house in Indianaplis. A bunch of guys from the band got together and had a jam session. It was incredible to get together with all the guys like that. It was hard to get everyone together, but we had a good group that night. I miss those guys. It's so hard to stay in touch.
We recorded the session straight to two-track from a couple of room mics, and the results were not bad. This song, Don't Let the Devil Ride, is one we used to do in prison together. It's a bluesy 12-bar number with a couple guitar solos and three guys trading vocals. Sure brings back a lot of good memories. Funny to think that prison memories would be good. But they are. Prison was the best thing that ever happened to me (that is, until I met my wife and started a family). Strange, but true.