Lead singer, Danny Joe Brown left the band in 1980 and contacted Bobby Ingram, a Jacksonville based guitarist and friend, who gave brown his first singing gig in 1975 with a Jacksonville based band called Rum Creek.
Brown and Ingram
then put together with keyboardist John Galvin the Danny Joe Brown Band and continued touring until 1982.
n the fall of 1985, Bobby Ingram
of Jacksonville came into the band as lead guitar and songwriter and the band continued to tour over 200 dates a year and in 1989 record Lightning Strikes Twice for capitol records.
In 1990, while Ingram
, Galvin and Brown continued the tradition as Molly Hatchet
the tough touring schedule lead to the other members departure from the band.
With producers Kalle Trapp and Bobby Ingram the album was voted the number one rock record in Europe for 1996.
Long time member Bobby Ingram - lead guitar, Phil McCormack - lead vocals, John Galvin - keyboards, Bryan Bassett - lead guitar, Andy McKinney - bass, Mac Crawford - drums, make up the current lineup.
The 1998 release of Silent Reign Of Heroes was recorded back in Hamburg, Germany with producer/guitarist Bobby Ingram and is kept in the same spirit and tradition as the past with new hit songs "Mississippi Moon Dog," "Saddle Tramp," "Miss Saturday Night" and the title track "Silent Reign Of Heroes".
As we live day by day no one knew that Bobby Ingram
would suffer the lose of his
wife Stephanie during the tracking of the album and finish after a delay.