Earl ‘Bubba’ Maddox remembered

Tonight’s memorial at the Soul Bar in Augusta begins at 7 p.m. and runs till 10 p.m.


Friends, family members, and musical cohorts of the late Earl “Bubba” Maddox are gathering tonight (Wed., May 22) at the Soul Bar in Augusta to pay homage to the late drummer and redneck underground fixture who passed away on March 17.

Back in March, CL’s resident country music scribe James Kelly penned an eloquent remembrance of Maddox.

Born in Augusta, Earl discovered music early on, and one of his first band gigs was with the Grease Guns, which included Gregory Dean Smalley, who would later move to Atlanta and help create the legendary Bubbapalooza festival at the Star Bar. When Greg succumbed to AIDS related illness in 1996, it was Earl who helped take care of him to the end. His devotion to his friends was that strong. Continue reading ...

Nola.com has posted a telling obit as well.

Tonight’s memorial begins at 7 p.m. and runs till 10 p.m. The Soul Bar is located at 984 Broad St. in downtown Augusta.