Pioneer Chicken Stand

Pioneer Chicken Stand

, Pioneer Chicken Stand knows how to get people dancing. Frontmen Matty Croxton and Craig McGriff, both Alabama boys, wanted to get back to their roots and merge their talents into a high-energy, harmony-driven, folk-rock sound. When drummer Derek Day joined not long after, the band transitioned into an even more energetic collaboration.
With influences like The Band, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones, Hank Williams, and The Avett Brothers, the songs of Pioneer Chicken Stand pay homage to a simple life in the rural South, just maybe with a lot more whiskey.

Though they regularly play a select group of clubs in the metro Atlanta and Birmingham areas, they’re also available for weddings, private, and corporate events, and have traveled to locations like Mobile, AL, Asheville, NC, and Charleston, SC to perform.

Sample Song List


Avett Brothers – Down With The Shine, Laundry Room, Murder In the City, Pretty Girl from Matthews, Shame, Swept Away, Weight of Lies

Billy Joe Shaver – Georgia on a Fast Train

Bob Dylan – You Aint Goin Nowhere

Bob Dylan/Band – I Shall Be Released, Ain’t No More Cane

Buddy Holly – That’ll Be the Day

Brewer & Shipley – One Toke Over the Line

Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days

CCR – Cotton Fields

Don Henley – Boys of Summer

Dire Straits – Money for Nothing

Drive-By Truckers – Sweet Annette

Drivin’ and Cryin’ – Straight to Hell

Dwight Yoakam – 1000 Miles from Nowhere

Eagles – Already Gone

Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams

The Faces – Ooh la la

Gillian Welch – I Want to Sing That Rock and Roll

Grateful Dead – Casey Jones, Dire Wolf

Hank Williams – Jambalaya, Why Don’t You Love Me

Jayhawks –Blue

Johnny Cash – Cocaine Blues, Folsom Prison Blues

Merle Haggard – Mama Tried

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will the Circle be Unbroken, Fishin In the Dark

Old & In the Way – I Ain’t Broke

Old Crow Medicine Show – Tear it Down, Tell It To Me, Down Home, Wagon Wheel

Pink Floyd – Brick in the Wall

Rod Stewart – Maggie May

Rolling Stones – Dead Flowers, Sympathy for the Devil

Ryan Adams – Chin Up, Cheer Up, Come Pick Me Up, Firecracker, Sweet Carolina, To Be Young

Soggy Bottom Boys – Man of Constant Sorrow

Son Volt – Tear Stained Eye

Stealer’s Wheel – Stuck In the Middle with You

Steve Miller – Dance, Dance, Dance, True Fine Love

Stone Temple Pilots – Vaseline

Talking Heads – Burning Down the House

Tom Petty – You Got Lucky, Don’t Come Around Here No More

Warren Zevon – Carmalita

Willie Nelson – Whiskey River

Wood Brothers/ Traditional – Liza Jane, Up Above My Head

Traditional Bluegrass – CC Rider, I’ll Fly Away, Salty Dog, Swing Low

Pioneer Chick’n Stand Originals – Alabama Winds, Blackout Betty, Full of Alcohol, Mama, Preacher Man, The Wheat King

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Pioneer Chicken Stand was last modified: March 21st, 2016 by Jason Guinn