FIVE STAR EAGLE BAND
Formed in the mid 1980s when the band was playing at the Rum Keg Lounge in Valdosta. They were considered the "house band". The Rum Keg was located inside the Howard Johnson's Restaurant at I-75 across the street from the Holiday Inn. The band included Ralph Jackson lead vocals, Jim Blanton drums, Jerry Bryant bass and vocals, jack lindauer lead guitar, Van Rentz keyboards and vocals, and Ricky Peace lead guitar when Jacklindauer left. Billy Bruce replaced Blanton for a three month stretch while Blanton took a break. The band stayed at the Ramada Inn for a few years as the members rotated in and out.
pics and info courtesy Billy Bruce