High-energy, feel good romp of classic blues, R&B, rock & roll, and a little bit of country band. With his name and Memphis-area upbringing, Al (Piper) Green seemed destined for a life in music. Influenced by the giants of blues, soul and R&B, such as Otis Redding, James Brown, Solomon Burke and B. B. King, Piper & the Hard Times are known for their deep melodies and swinging rhythms. The band features lead singer Al (Piper) Green, Clyde “Memphis Blue” Dotson on guitar, William Scruggs on bass and Gary Shaw on the drums, who together will deliver a healthy serving of Memphis soul to Nashville.