In the not-too-distant past, I created and took a self-guided tour of the various sites associated with the Lynyrd Skynyrd band. They and their music have always played a big role in my life. And the music was all I played while learning guitar and for the first 25-30 years of my musical life.
I have posted a few pictures here and there, always with the promise of one day publishing all of them, along with the stories history behind them. This is that day. It’s October 20, 2020–the 43rd anniversary of the plane crash.
This is a very lengthy, detailed post. I have placed it behind the “read more” link (but like most things WordPress, it’s probably not working right). Go get yourself a six-pack, kick back, and start reading.
It was a busy and productive year, even to the point that I couldn’t find the time to update my site as frequently as I would have liked to. And since the beginning of 2020, things have become even more hectic, with plenty of the same-old as well as some brand new ventures and projects (stay tuned).
Rather than pen a bunch of long paragraphs discussing last year, I will show you how it went…with pictures. Just hover your mouse over the pictures to see the captions.
At Celtic Fest 2019 for signing and meet-greet
“The Jug” in Jacksonville, FL., where the “Gimme Three Steps” incident occurred.
Warming up at the Sleepy John blues jam 2019
At Celtic Fest 2019
Playing at the 2019 Sleepy John blues jam
With friends at Arkansas Paranormal Expo 2019
Old Woodcrest Grocery – The setting for “The Ballad of Curtis Loew”
Performing at the Exit 56 Blues Fest 2019
Boyhood home of three rock stars. Ronnie, Donnie, and Johnnie Van Zant.
Arkansas Paranormal Expo 2019
Small lane leading to the former site of Ronnie Van Zant’s last home.
At Celtic Fest 2019. The guy on the left is also a Fitzhugh
Met an Old High School Friend and Fellow Musician
Me and my trusty 335
At the Bell Family get-together, 2019, in Adams, Tennessee
Playing an impromptu blues gig and live radio broadcast
Original tomb of Ronnie Van Zant
Chatting with the news media at Jackson State Community College
Grave of Ronnie Van Zant
Lunch at the Bell family get-together in Adams, Tennessee.
The Great Escape – Nashville
Performing with The Music Highway Band
Lecturing at Arkansas Paranormal Expo 2019
Showing my Strat to guitar legend James Burton
At The Great Escape – Nashville
From the Bell Family get-together 2019
With Joe from “The Fringe” FM
With Tim Henson at the Bell Family get-together 2019
Knockin’ it out of the ballpark with blues legend, Dudley Harris
At Bell Family get-together with family genealogist Sharon Bell Hamilton.