The Northeast's Premier Skynyrd Tribute Band. Sons of Skynyrd Band has been playing venues large and small, all over the northeast United States for over 5 years. Their show includes all the hits of The Lynyrd Skynyrd band. Upon request, they also add in hits by Southern Rock favorites such as Molly Hatchet, Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top, Marshall Tucker Band to name a few.
They are the “truest” sounding Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Band in the Northeast, FORMED BY SCOUTING OUT AND BRINGING TOGETHER THE TOP PLAYERS FROM DIFFERENT SKYNYRD TRIBUTES from PA., NJ., NY & Long Island into one All-star band; giving their audience the experience of being back at a concert of the original Lynyrd Skyn
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Sons of Skynyrd have played to thousands at events such as the NASCAR Winston Cup Series Pocono race in July 2009 as pre-race entertainment. They have also played the Convoy Truck and Big Rig shows in 2010 and 2011 at Long Islands MacArthur Airport and Full Throttles weekly bike night events to the shore 2010 and 2011. Members have been the opening act for headliners such as Molly Hatchet, The Outlaws, Rick Derringer and Leslie West and Mountain. Sons of Skynyrd members have also been seen many times playing with Artimus Pyle, the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame drummer of Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Sons of Skynyrd takes pride in paying tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd and it shows in each and every performance. Sons of Skynyrd is a tribute band that takes no prisoners!
Review from Dix Hills Performing Arts Center
by Five Towns Music College
SONS OF SKYNYRD
(formerly FREEBIRD RISING)
Long Island’s Premier Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band
Not just another sound-alike band trying to play southern rock, Sons Of Skynyrd’s members have played alongside original members of Lynyrd Skynyrd and other top Southern acts
Long Island’s top Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band is an all-star ensemble featuring veterans of classic touring bands. Members of Sons Of Skynyrd were members of the Classic Southern Rockers Band, (which also featured founding and contributing members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot and The Outlaws), and of the multi-award- winning band Quickdraw, which has toured with Southern Rock royalty including Charlie Daniels Band, the Marshall Tucker band, Delbert McClinton and Asleep at the Wheel, to name a few. Members have also worked with Taylor Dayne, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion and Eddie Money.
“Sons Of Skynyrd is the most authentic Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute experience in the business today,” said Sandy Hinden, co-director of the Dix Hills Performing Arts Center. “They create the excitement, energy and, above all, the music for which die-hard Skynyrd aficionados and other southern rock fans have been waiting”.
Together they recreate not just the notes, but the deeper musical feeling of an authentic Lynyrd Skynyrd concert. And while different configurations of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd do occasionally tour, the original line-up including late front man Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and vocalist Cassie Gaines, who died in the tragic plane crash, and the keyboard player Billy Powell, who recently passed away, are now lost to Rock-n-Roll history.
But Sons Of Skynyrd plays an impressive set of the original Lynyrd Skynyrd tunes from the bands albums, which include eleven original studio recordings and four live albums. The show follows the band’s evolution and growth from 1973’s “Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-erd” to the height of its popularity with the 1977 release of “ One More from the Road,” to the sad release
of “Street Survivors,” following the crash and beyond to the band’s reformative years with Rossington –Collins Band.
The best of the best Skynyrd players brought together into one band - Sons Of Skynyrd