Crossbones Rock Moe’s BBQ

Mary Standifer/CullmanSense

CULLMAN – A local band from Warrior Ala., Crossbones, held a concert at Moe’s Original BBQ, Saturday, June 6. The band played both original songs and covers varying from a vast array of genres.

The group managed to pump out almost three hours and forty-five minutes of music without losing the enthusiasm and energy that was present from the beginning of the show. The band considers themselves to be a southern rock/outlaw country band. The group gave an entertaining performance that caused some audience members dance and interact with lead singer Tim Cheatwood.

The band played from an extensive repertoire that included everything from Wild Cherry’s “Play That Funky Music” to a raw, southern rock, original song entitled “Born in Alabama”. Crossbones debuted another original song by lead guitarist, Paul Maxwell, entitled “Safe and Warm” at the concert. The song showcased the band’s ability to write and perform a rock ballad styled piece that resonated well with the audience.

Crossbones said in a statement about the song, “Like many songs, the original inspiration for "Safe and Warm" probably came from a failed relationship. When he introduced the song to the band, we developed the concept to be about more than a romantic relationship but relationships in general. As human beings, we not only desire but need all relationships to be a safe haven: something real that is safe and warm and we need to be able to count on our relationships with those people. Most people have seen the ugly side of relationships and we hope our fans can identify with the pain in the lyrics from the realization that people do let you down. By the end of the song's trials and tribulation, regardless of the result, we hope to have conveyed the message to keep ourselves open to the concept of finding and maintaining those relationships without settling for anything less.”

Crossbones has played many venues around the area, a favorite being a gig to play for the Pirates of the Warrior River Alabama Yacht Club in Tuscaloosa. The concert was performed on a river; the band played on a large barge anchored to a sandbar surrounded by boats full of audience members.

The group made it clear that Moe’s Original BBQ in Cullman will always “have a soft spot” in their hearts. After playing their first concert together as Crossbones at the restaurant, the band has continued to play shows at the venue.

For more about Crossbones, visit, or follow them on Twitter @xbonesnation.