Lynard Skynard Cover Band (#Treesquare July 25; Lens Artists #158)

Hello Readers – Combining #Treesquares with Lens-Artists’ because the theme is “along back country roads” – and last June, we ventured into the country to hear a Lynard Skynard  cover band (called Street Survivor) at the Caroline County fair. We knew a couple of the band members and it was a fun afternoon.

Band Name Trivia.

Did you know the band is from Jacksonville, FL? (not Alabama)

Guess which other names Lynard Skynard had before settling into their name?

a) My Backyard

b) The Noble Five

c) The One Percent

d) a and c

e) a and b

d) a, b and c

***answer at end of post***

You can see the trees in the background and the little tress up front – and I think this photo was snapped when they were singing “Call me the Breeze” (live from ’75 on YOUTUBE here)

And for today’s song, let’s go with the classic Skynard song, Free Bird

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It was very hot this day and we had some “fresh from the farm” Chicharrones (very filling and $5.00 for a large bag – I had never had fresh pork rinds so that was an experience too).

I thought of Clive & BB with sharing the band images today – and also have some of the old sewing machines to show Tierney later this year.  Because walking around that day they had CBD oil, quilts, and a tractor competition. 

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 I do not have Skynard songs on my playlists, but as the music played that day, I sure did enjoy going down memory lane.  I knew every song they played – from childhood radio play. You know, drink your milk, have your oatmeal and enjoy Lynard Skynard on the radio. Something like that! There is something refreshing about their songs (IMO).

Some people danced (wish I had the guts to get out there with them) and some waved their hands. One lady, with a walker, cried when it was over and that was inspiring to see her so moved.  The people at her table were   cool.  I gave her a hug as we left (and grabbed a picture – ha – to maybe share later).

 

Closing Slideshow:

I was originally going to share this post on the 4th of July but went with a different post that day- and so here are the other flag photos I had lined up for the 4th – taken in FL:

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Answer to band name trivia:

CORRECT ANSWER WAS d) a, b and c

The band was called My Backyard, The Noble Five, & The One Percent before finalizing with Lynard Skynard

If you would like to join in and share back roads or a country vibe in your post – check out our host this week at Beth’s Wandering Dawgs

Other LAPC hosts:

Patti

Leya

Amy

Tina

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49 thoughts on “Lynard Skynard Cover Band (#Treesquare July 25; Lens Artists #158)

    1. Hi Trent
      It sure did not and I read that the band was teased as only having “one percent of talent” and was another reason to change the name
      And then they had a high school PE coach (Leonard skinner) who have they’ll trouble because of their long hair and so it was a little bit snarky to choose that name ((and or connected to some character with that name)
      But the PE teacher later introduced them to a huge audience in some Jacksonville concert….. reminding some of us that – yes indeed – this band is not from Alabama and started in Jacksonville Fla
      🎶🎶🎶

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      1. So funny about the PE teacher. If I remember correctly, there was some racist event that made Neil Young write “Southern Man”. The people in Leonard Skinner took issue with that song, so did “Sweet Home Alabama” as an answer to Neil, though I’ve read that they actually loved Neil’s music. I’ve also read that not one of the band members lived there when they wrote the song.

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        1. I’m not sure. After I wrote this comment, I found an article (online Country Music Magazine or some such) about it. Although they did write it in response to Southern Man and another song, Alabama (I don’t know this song), they actually liked him a lot and the feeling was mutual. Neil said he hated the song Alabama, but if it influenced Sweet Home Alabama, it had redeemed itself and was worth writing – he played SWA several times, but not his own song! So all was cool in the end 🙂

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        2. Oh thanks for such interesting history on that. Really had me pause and just think for a minute – ponder the times in which those artists wrote and imagining them connecting like that over themes

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    1. Hi – it was great and I have a few quilt photos to share with you soon! Had to grab some of the of old sewing machines too! Ttys

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    1. Hi / thanks for hosting this week and such a nice e summer theme you gave us. We went to a 40th birthday party (in the country and just down the road) right after the day concert and we were wiped out from the heat and all that – but very good times –
      Hope you have a nice day
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  1. Thank you for the mention. I started to post a reply last night, but it was late and I must have deleted it by mistake! This looks a fun afternoon, and your photos are great, though someone needs to tell the guitarist that Slash wasn’t in Lynyrd Skynyrd! Amazing video of their signature song, such a tragic loss a couple of years later.

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    1. Hey- laughing pretty good with the slash comment -! And I think they get into costumes to help the vibe a bit – anyhow – I will share a snippet of this band playing the music – and will link you when I do – have a nice day

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        1. My evening is started well and I am
          Not just saying this – but I am eager to see what unfolded for Tuesday tunes this week! I just finished many hours of writing (love it – but read it to “take it easy” with some jams and commentary from DJ Clive)

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    1. Hi ally – later on I will share a snippet of this cover band playing free bird –
      They did a great job- I will link you when I post it later on
      Hope your week is going well

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  2. Yvette – in our City, we have a “Concerts in the Park” series every Summer at the park two blocks away. It’s an outside venue and each concert is a tribute band. I needn’t attend in person as I can hear the songs from here and they are bands and songs I remember. They also have a Lynard Skynard tribute band. I enjoyed this video. I was not a big Skynard fan, but loved Freebird and as I watched the video, I waited for the transition from singing to guitar playing (at 6:11) and the crowd went crazy when that transition came, just like me. The girl in the yellow bathing suit with the sunburn made me smile … everyone was moving and waving their arms and you won’t get that nowadays as everyone has their smartphone up taking a video or a photo (if they can get away with it and the band doesn’t get mad). How we have changed as music lovers, wanting to capture the concert to post later on social media, instead of living in the moment. I’ve never seen a video of this band, never thought to look on YouTube and the styles, the crowds just took me back to a simpler time, college days and going to concerts with friends … an eternity ago.

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    1. Hi Linda – that video was new for me too and reminded me again what a treasure trove of resources YouTube has for the world to enjoy!
      I will go and check out the six minute Marin you mentioned – and you are so right about the simpler feel and the presence you mentioned –
      Oh and too bad that lynard Skynard had stress from the fame – it is understandable too

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      1. And I had the same feeling last night Yvette upon learning of the death of Dusty Hill. Now ZZ Top was a little like Lynard Skynard … I knew a handful of tunes, never went to a concert or bought albums. So, Twitter posted the notice of his death in their “What’s Happening” feature. So it was deja vu like your post … watching some concert goers from back in the day. Dusty Hill, with that long beard, was always the most-recognizable member of the band. How long since I heard “Cheap Sunglasses”???

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        1. Hi – sorry for the late reply –
          I am taking a bit of a blog break – and that cheap sunglasses song was such a classic Linda and can see them bopping back
          And forth with Guitar riffs 🎶🎶🎶🏝

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      2. P.S. – YouTube is great and I use it for much more than when I remember a song and want to hear it. It’s a great source of info for how-to info rather than studying a manual or tutorials for computer questions.

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        1. Well said and some of those manuals never included how to rebuild things on your own and so in another way – YouTube empowers people by giving us knowledge and info to use and apply !

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