Review from Dix Hills Performing Arts Center

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 line0up 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 band’s evolution and growth from 1973’s “Pronounced Let-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 

by Five Towns Music College