Pirates of the Mississippi were an American country music band founded in 1987 by Bill McCorvey (lead vocals), Rich Alves (lead guitar), Jimmy Lowe (drums), Pat Severs (steel guitar), and Dean Townson (bass guitar). The group recorded for Capitol Records, Liberty Records, and Giant Records between 1990 and 1995, by which point Greg Trostle had replaced Pat Severs. They also charted nine singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, the most successful being "Feed Jake", which went to number 15 in 1991. After disbanding in 1996, both Alves and McCorvey went on to write songs for other artists. In 2000, the two reunited under the Pirates of the Mississippi name, releasing an additional album titled Heaven and a Dixie Night before disbanding again.