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Redbeard Rocks Christmas! Spotify Playlist

A tip of Redbeard's Santa hat to Spotify this year, as about 85% of the extremely rare Christmas recordings by rockers that I have been obsessively collecting over five decades are now available to stream on my custom Spotify playlist!   https://open.spotify.com/user/redbeardinthestudio/playlist/1a9dEDG857v2Jg288XPNye It's…
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Lynyrd Skynyrd-Street Survivors 40th-Gary Rossington, Charlie Daniels

The tale of Lynyrd Skynyrd and Street Survivors  seems to have been hatched in the vivid imagination of Tennessee Williams, Harper Lee, or William Faulkner, but the characters are so colorful, the childhood bonds so strong, the struggles so personal, the victories so inspiring, and the heartbreak so deep that there is simply no need for hyperbole in telling it.

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Things Goin' On- acoustic 3-93 Dallas

Ronnie Van Zant was writing "back porch music", and Lynyrd Skynyrd was featuring it in their live set, a decade before MTV Unplugged made it trendy. Take a listen to "Things Goin' On", a song that appeared on the Pronounced  album over forty…

Echoes In the Studio-pt 2

In memoriam: Echoes In the Studio, pt 2.

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Essential pt 2-Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant, Ed King

( Find part one here ) Even as the band traveled abroad to London for the first time on the infamous 1975 "Torture Tour", Lynyrd Skynyrd  guitarist Gary Rossington explains in this week's classic rock interview that lead singer/ lyricist Ronnie…

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Essential pt 1-Gary Rossington, Ed King

One thing that has never been questioned about Southern Rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd is their unassailable authenticity to this day. My guests guitarists Gary Rossington and Ed King, the late guitarist Allen Collins, keyboard player Billy Powell,…

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Second Helping-Gary Rossington,Ed King

Sure, the Lynyrd Skynyrd legend inevitably circles back to their first album Pronounced   and the epic "Free Bird", but don't let revisionist history fool you: this April 1974 follow-up, Second Helping,  is the incredibly strong album which…

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Pronounced-Gary Rossington,Ed King

As I gaze on the cover of Jacksonville FL young bucks Lynyrd Skynyrd's Pronounced    album released four decades ago, lots of little things come to mind which, taken individually, might appear insignificant. The digitally enhanced cover photo…

Lynyrd Skynyrd- Sweet Home Alabama- Dallas 1993

L-R Ed King, Gary Rossington, Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd performing "Sweet Home Alabama" acoustically in front of a small invited audience- Q102 Dallas , Spring 1993 -Redbeard