As you may have heard, our third annual Brews & BBQ is this Saturday at the Ives Concert Park in Danbury. Headlining this year is none other than legendary Southern rockers Molly Hatchet.

They've made 14 studio albums and six live ones, so there's plenty of great music for them to choose. Here are five songs I'm particularly hoping to hear.

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    "Bounty Hunter"

    This is the first song on their debut album, and what a way for a band to announce itself. Short and to the point with 3 minutes of blazing guitars and a big "Hell Yeah!" to start things off.

  • 4

    "Fall Of The Peacemakers"

    This is about as close to a power ballad as these guys got. It's a tribute to Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy and John Lennon.  Gorgeous acoustic intro, and in true Southern rock fashion, the second half of the song gets much faster.

  • 3

    "Beatin' The Odds"

    The title track from their third album featured a new singer, Jimmy Farrar, after original vocalist Danny Joe Brown left for a solo career.  While Danny Joe was back in the band fairly quickly, Farrar had plenty of Southern rock attitude as this song shows.

  • 2

    "Dreams (I'll Never See)"

    This was originally done as a slow blues song by the Allman Brothers. Hatchet rocked it up, played it much faster and included a truly inspiring round of guitar solos.

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    "Flirtin' With Disaster"

    No Molly Hatchet show would be complete without their signature song. 3 guitars just wailing. Guaranteed to make you drive a little faster. Whop-bop-bop, yeah!