The band Grinderswitch is mentioned in the opening line of the lyrics: "A train to Grinder's Switch is runnin' right on time."
Grinderswitch was a Southern rock band formed by Dru Lombar, Larry Howard, and Joe Dan Petty in middle Georgia. They recorded on the Capricorn label formed by Phil Walden in Macon, Georgia. They toured with The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, The Charlie Daniels Band and others in the early 1970s, and also played at Charlie Daniels' Volunteer Jam. Unfortunately, Joe Dan Petty, who was also a guitar tech for the Allman Brothers Band, passed away in 2000 and Dru Lombar passed away in 2005.
Richard Forrester, who adds: "Dru and I became personal friends in 1999 when I was hosting a blues radio show in Atlanta and I booked his blues band, Dr. Hector and The Groove Injectors on numerous occasions at a club outside metro Atlanta."