NNMaddox, Todd Zombie, Reverend Ezell Jenkins and Jimmy Haig. These four men had very little in common. NNMaddox was already a punk rock legend as the lead singer of The Abandoned Nutsack in 1998. After the demise of that band, He began working with Todd Zombie. Todd Zombie had a long line of family members in the music industry. In late 1998, his frustrating with getting his solo career off the ground caused him to nearly give up on his dream. Todd's deep bellow and off-the-wall appearance grabbed Maddox's attention after a show at New Orleans' Howlin Wolf in late 1997. His fascination with comic books, horror movies, violence, gore, death metal and the teachings of Church of Satan founder Anton Lavey was so interesting to Maddox that he decided to form Georgia Home Boy. Unfortunately, those same ideas that intrigued Zombie did not amuse Reverend Ezell Jenkins. Reverend Ezell Jenkins was born in rural Georgia in 1937 with a strict Baptist upbringing. Young Ezell began studying religion and conducted his first sermon at the age of 15. His unorthodox delivery and motivational speeches mesmerized audiences all throught the South. In his high school years, he taught himself how to play nearly a dozen instruments, including the upright bass, glockenspiel, vibraphone, clarinet, violin and cello. These instruments would be featured prominently in some of Georgia Home Boy's later releases. He was a member of the Jenkins Brothers Jazz Quartet in the late 1950's, who once opened for Fats Domino. He participated in Civil Rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King in the mid-1960's. He served in the United States Air Force from 1968-1972. He was imprisoned twice in the 1980's, once for cocaine possesion and once for tax evasion. After living four, sober, quiet years in Cut Off, Louisiana, Ezell Jenkins Jenkins was arrested for voluntary manslaughter. He served from 1989-1997 in the famed Angola prison. Jimmy Haig was a legendary poet. His oddball poetry was almost as bizarre as Jenkins' sermons. Together they were able to add a much-needed jazz influence to GHB. Haig idolized Jenkins from an early age, mostly finding him amusing than enlightening. On November 15, 2001, Haig committed suicided, thereby ending Georgia Home Boy. In 2003, NNMaddox produced a tribute album. Zombie and Jenkins did not participate, citing a feud with Haig's widow, Geneva. Maddox, Zombie, and Jenkins continue to work together musically, though not under the Georgia Home Boy moniker.
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