Thursday, June 25, 2015

Steve Grogan plays on a prison recorded album

While serving time at Vacaville Prison Steve Grogan played lead guitar, harmonica, slide guitar and sang on an album titled Fathers and Sons by Vern McKee and the Hard Time Band.  It was released in 1981 by Blue Denim Records.

Grogan also contributed to engineering and producing the album.  He has one song of his own on the LP.  It's titled Prison Blues.  The rest of it is country and Vern McKee is the lead singer.  The other members of the band were Steve Holland, Darryl Harris, Ricky Palapaz and Alphy Omega.  McKee was in prison for murdering a cab driver in central California in 1972.  He has since passed.

Side 1

Side 2

Thanks to Jon Aes-Nihil for converting this from the LP to a CD!