Thomas Claxton & The Myth reunite with their friends, funk-rock pioneers Mother’s Finest at District Live on March 24

Thomas Claxton & The Myth reunite with their friends, Funk-Rock pioneers Mother's Finest for a great show happening at Plant Riverside's "District Live (powered by Live Nation)"! This will be THE SHOW to see and will kick off the 2022 Spring season.

Photos: Courtesy Mother’s Finest

Thomas Claxton & The Myth reunite with their friends, Funk-Rock pioneers Mother’s Finest for a great show happening at Plant Riverside’s “District Live (powered by Live Nation)”! This will be THE SHOW to see and will kick off the 2022 Spring season.

South had the opportunity for a quick Q+A with the band ahead of their Plant Riverside event on March 24th.


South: The pandemic clearly has clearly effected the world. Being in the Music Industry, how has Mother’s Finest been effected and how excited are you to be back in front of live audiences again?

Mother’s Finest: Getting back to work is supremely and foremost the only thing we want to do. All during the pandemic we didn’t see each other or play the music, or present ourselves to an audience in performance. So, needless to say we are ripe and ready to do our part to get our country back to rocking.

South: Many consider Mother’s Finest to be one of the innovators of Funk-Rock. When you began your journey, did you forsee yourselves becoming the influential band you’re known as today?

MF: No not at all. But what we wanted was to be a unit that all people would enjoy! We did that. Being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, and the Smithsonian Museum of African American Music, became a surprise part of our journey.

South: Do you have any advice for up and coming artists in today’s world?

MF: Everyones journey is different. Just do your thing whatever it is!

South: With your history as being one of Savannah, GA’s favorite bands, how excited are you to be returning to our city and performing for the crowd at our new District Live venue in downtown’s Plant Riverside District?

MF: If that’s the case that MF is a favorite we expect a huge turnout on Thursday night at the District Live. The jam is ready to happen see you there!


Catch Mother’s Finest w/ Thomas Claxton and The Myth

What: Door 7:30PM | Show 8:30PM
Where: District Live (standing room only).
When: Thursday, Mar 24
Tickets: For tickets, click here:


One of Savannah’s most gifted and versatile musicians, Thomas Claxton, opener for Mother’s Finest on March 24th at District Live.

Queen of Funk, Joyce “Baby Jean” Kennedy. Photo courtesy Mother’s Finest

Thomas Claxton and Mother’s Finest

About Mother’s Finest: 

“Too Funk for Rock, Too Rock for Funk.” Mothers Finest has always been a band impossible to force into artificially-labelled boxes.  One of the most energetic and charismatic groups to cut a swath through the music industry, Mothers Finest defies boundaries and creates its own genre. Led by superbly talented vocalists Glenn “Doc” Murdock and Joyce “Baby Jean” Kennedy, and anchored by the tight, crunchy rhythm section of Gary “Moses Mo” Moore and John “Red Devil” Hayes on guitars, Juan Vandunk on bass, and Dion Derek on drums, Mothers Finest drives through the pocket like a  Mack truck and peels the paint off the walls.

Now approaching their fiftieth year of crushing the groove and bangin’ their fans’ heads upside, Mothers Finest hasn’t lost any of their signature energy and passion. These veterans of the music industry – and Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductees – continue to tour, delighting long-time fans and drawing many new ones into the fold.

From the rollicking mashup “Mickey’s Monkey” and the soulful “Thank You For The Love” on their iconic album “Another Mother Further,” to the bone-jarring funk-metal of “Black Radio Won’t Play This Record,” the band has never rested on their laurels, and has consistently refined and grown its sound while remaining true to its funk-rock roots.

They are a live band without peer, and many a well-known artist has regretted having to follow Mothers Finest as an opening act.

About Thomas Claxton: 

Thomas Claxton is a professional vocalist, songwriter, and musician from Savannah GA. With years of experience in both Rock and Classical music, Thomas presents his music to the people with his pure rock vocals and passionate lyrics. Four time IMC and RMA award-winning vocalist / songwriter, Claxton, performs over 300 shows per year, spanning the United States and abroad. The classically-trained (first tenor) vocalist performs solo or with his bands, “Thomas Claxton & The Myth” and “Sonic Temple”.

Chosen by internationally circulated, “Rockwell UnScene Magazine”, as their “Best Male Vocalist” (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017), Thomas has performed in every style venue ranging from arenas and theatres to major clubs and is also an experienced Event Promoter, Coordinator, and Vocal Coach. He has been featured by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, South Magazine, and The NAMM Foundation’s “Talking Up Music Education” as well as “The Jimmy Star Show w/ Ron Russell”.