Friday, March 12, 2010

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Mike Estes and his Band Skinny Molly to Appear on 'Huckabee'

For a southern rock group whose band members formerly played with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Molly Hatchet, you may not think they’d be passionate about politics. But it’s exactly that passion that landed the band Skinny Molly on the Fox News show ‘Huckabee’ this Saturday night.

Mike Estes, a former Skynyrd guitarist, created a song called ‘Mr. President’ as a musical commentary of the current political landscape in Washington. In the song, Estes writes “I think it's true you're outta touch sir/with all due respect/It's you who works for us Mr. President.”

The Nashville-based band will perform on the set of ‘Huckabee’ Saturday night (8pm EST/7pm CST) alongside host and former presidential candidate Gov. Mike Huckabee.
Justin Herndon of The Publicity Agency (, the PR firm that landed the band on ‘Huckabee,’ says Estes will donate his writing royalties from the sale of ‘Mr. President’ (available on iTunes and on the band’s website: through April 15 to the ‘Wanna Play Fund’ – the same charity that Gov. Huckabee is a national spokesperson for and one Estes strongly believes in.

The Wanna Play Fund ( seeks public donations to support programs and activities that strengthen music education in schools and provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn to play music.

Skinny Molly just returned from an extensive European tour over 28 days that included stops in England, Spain, Belgium and Holland. The band is scheduled to return to Europe this fall.

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