Mark Sellers describes the music his band Wildhorse plays as southern country rock with a soulful rhythm-and-blues feel.
“I always add southern to it because I grew up in the South and that is really where country rock came from — you have the Eagles and the Allman Brothers and Creedence Clearwater Revival — so we play ’70s classic rock,” Sellers said.
But they shake things up with Motown hits like “Heard It Through the Grapevine” and R&B tunes such as “Soul Man” — music that inspires people to dance.
“I'm a southern soul shaker,” he said.
The band also plays original songs such as “Ables’ Road.” Sellers wrote the music and lyrics. It's about Cline Ables, a minister he knew while growing up in northern Alabama. Ables used to take Sellers along with him to church, to a Shetland pony stable or to deliver fruit or hens to the local seniors home.