top of page

The Full Story

In the late 1960s, there were few rock stars bigger than Joe Cocker, who exploded onto the rock music scene at Woodstock with his frenzied performance of The Beatles’ “I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends”. Hoping to capitalize on the magic of Joe’s performance at Woodstock, Cocker’s record label asked veteran studio musician Leon Russell to assemble a band of LA’s top session players for a tour and live album. 


Known as “Mad Dogs & Englishmen”, the tour became one of the great happenings in the history of rock music, catapulting Joe Cocker and Leon Russell to the pinnacle of rock and roll stature. 


“Mad Dogs & Southerners: A Tribute to Joe Cocker & Friends” is Atlanta’s tribute to these two masterful musicians and to the beautifully decadent state of rock and roll in the early 1970s.

Upcoming Gigs

Joe Cocker and Leon Russell with the strong accent of Rita Coolidge are a powerful draw.  Don't miss this Tribute.  The unmatched performances of Gar Hogan as Joe Cocker, Dustin as Leon Russell, and Ki Adonsonia as Rita Coolidge, fill the house.  Check out their upcoming performance at:


Premier Event


Southern Roots Tavern

15 Griffin Street

McDonough, Georgia 30253

Thursday, May 23, 2024




Oconee Brewing Company

202 North West Street

Greensboro, GA 30642

Friday, May 24, 2024

8:00 PM  10:00 PM



Life is a song,

and love is the music. 

                        ~ Leon Russell

Music Notes

Song List

The Letter

Delta Lady

Cry Me A River

Space Captain

She Came In Through the Bathroom Window


Stranger in a Strange Land

Lady Blue

Roll Away The Stone

This Masquerade


Song for You



We're All Alone

All Time High

Higher and Higher

Up Where We Belong

You Are So Beautiful

Leave Your Hat On

Unchain My Heart

Feelin' Alright

With a Little Help From My Friends

View Gallery

Keep an eye on our Gallery as we add new images after each of our gigs.  We love sharing them with you.  


Mad Dogs and Southerners is managed by Tribute Management, LLC, who provides top level musicians with professional services, including personal, legal, and business management, marketing expertise and logistics support. 

If you are a professional musician, we would love to tell you more about how we can meet all of your management needs.  If you are interested in booking tribute acts for any event, large or small, please ask us about the many performers we manage.  

Complete this contact form and a member of our team will be in touch with you soon.  We would love to hear from you and look forward to serving you.

Thanks for submitting!

bottom of page