The legacy began some 41 years ago in Jacksonville, Fla., and halted for a decade by the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Allen Collins, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Hughie Thomasson, yet Lynyrd Skynyrd rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase. With a catalog of over 60 albums, sales beyond 30 million worldwide and their beloved classic American rock anthem “Sweet Home Alabama” having over two million downloaded ringtones, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Lynyrd Skynyrd remains a cultural icon that appeals to all generations.
After disbanding a year ago, Orange County’s beloved Jeramiah Red has reunited for a special appearance supporting Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Pacific Amphitheatre. Their boot-stomping combination of blues guitar, steel-driven harmonica and raucous vocals created a perfect storm that destroys everything in its path.