And at the Downtown Music Fest in LaGrange tonight, his hometown will get to see Holliday and other band members do just that - play hard and long on the portable stage on Bull Street from 6 to 9 and later inside Idle Hour Pub.
“It is exciting for me to be able to play here in front of my hometown crowd, but then again, it is exciting and fun for us at any venue we play,” he said.
Big Bad Booty Daddy formed in 1999. Randy Barnett is the lead vocalist, while Tony Loftis and Randy Roberts play guitar. Ronnie Chesser plays drums, and Holliday does background vocals in addition to playing bass.
Holliday said his love for music started “when I was 9 years old and I saw the Beatles on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ and I thought, wow, I could do that.”
He said his own influences on bass range from Geddy Lee to Jack Bruce of Cream.
Holliday said the band plays a little bit of everything, mainly rock ‘n’ roll.
“We play all kinds of music … anything from Creed to the Allman Brothers to ZZ Top to Skynyrd and Pink Floyd. We just don’t play the old stuff either,” he said.
The band has a CD, but it is not for sale.
“We give it away,” Holliday said. “We don’t play music for money; we do it because we like doing it.”
On Friday night, he said his friends and neighbors who come out to see Big Bad Booty Daddy play can expect “a great show. You may know the first song we play, and then you might know the second band we play and love it. It is going to be a fun night.”
— For more information on Big Bad Booty Daddy, visit the band’s site on Myspace at www.myspace. com/bigbadbootydaddy123.
Becky Holland can be reached at bholland@ lagrangenews.com or (706) 884-7311, Ext. 229.