H. Lynn Kitchens

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Journeyman Southern rock musician H. Lynn Kitchens grew up in Macon, GA, and taught himself to play drums, guitar, and piano at 12 years of age. At 13 he put together his first group, the Fabulous Geer…
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Journeyman Southern rock musician H. Lynn Kitchens grew up in Macon, GA, and taught himself to play drums, guitar, and piano at 12 years of age. At 13 he put together his first group, the Fabulous Geer Band (aka the Geers), who played around Georgia for the next eight years. The peak of the band's renown came when it was signed to 3S International Records and released a regional hit single, "I Need You." Meanwhile, Kitchens went to high school and college, eventually graduating from Young Harris College in northern Georgia with a degree in education. He then moved to Washington, D.C., where he became a bandleader for singer Viki Ford, a role that introduced him to pre-rock pop music. From there, he worked as a bass player for '60s pop singer Gary Puckett. In 1980, he moved to Nashville, where he alternately led his own bands, such as Shameless and Cryin' out Loud, and served as a backup musician for such artists as Rich Grissom. He released his debut album, Runnin' 'Round This Country, in 1995. In 2003, he released Rockin' With the Goose, a children's album.