Check out our website for the current members and schedule at: www.classicsouthernrockers.com
BAND BIO and TRIBUTE
The Classic Southern Rockers is a blend of southern rock's best, having featured founding and contributing members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot and the Outlaws as well as special guest appearances by some of southern rock's greatest musicians. This buffet of talent will satisfy even the hardiest of appetites in Rock & Roll. With so many platinum albums combined, the history speaks for itself. As always, the music is played from the heart in loving tribute by those that share the love of the timeless music that is Lynyrd Skynyrd.
With the end of the Best Of The Rest & Second Helping tours in 2003, 2004, 2005, C.S.R. would like to thank all the legendary artist that have gave their hearts and time to play with this show.
They are: Bob Burns, Artimus Pyle, Timmy Lindsey, Steve Grisham, Berry Rapp, Dave Hlubek, Greg T. Walker, Jackson Spires, Mike Estes, Randall Hall and Tom Curiale.
Please refer to Former Appearing Artist section for a full list of artists. Also look for some of these artist making special guest appearances with the band in 2005.
The Classic Southern Rockers have a few new faces in the band on the 2005 & 2006 tour lineup. I have looked the world over to find the best players possible to play this timeless music in its original style and form. I feel I have found them. They are Bob Burns Lynyrd Skynyrd's original drummer, Rich Tancredi (Keys), Cris Snyder (bass), Tim Breen (Lead), Jimmy Gallagher (Lead), Ted Patton (Vocals) and Casie Shannon (Backup Vocals). Please see Biographies for full tour lineup.
The show is an electrifying exact recreation of the classic Skynyrd band right down to the double lead signature licks with ripping piano solos so close to the original that you will not believe your ears. The Classic Southern Rockers is made up of some of the best pro players from all over the United States including Texas, Georgia, California, West Virginia, New York City and Florida.
The Classic Southern Rockers stand ready to perform the timeless music of the late great Ronnie Van Zant. God bless the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band. We remember all the freebirds that gave their all to the greatest band of all times and their contributions to the music that is Southern Rock they are Allen Collins, Gary Rossington, Billy Powell, Dale Krantz Rossington, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines, Leon Wilkeson, Bob Burns, Artimus Pyle, Ed King, Randall Hall, Larry Junstrum, JoJo Billingsley, Lesli Hawkins, Mike Estes, Johnny Van Zant, Ricky Medlock, Hughie Thomasson, Ean Evans, Michael Cartellone, Carol Chase, Greg T. Walker, Owen Hale, Kurt Custer.
And a special thank you to Judy Van Zant for working very hard back in the day supporting Ronnie and the Band so they could get it all right , If It was not for her contribution their would not have been a Lynyrd Skynyrd. Keep it alive. We hope that Lynyrd Skynyrd keeps on rocking and putting out great new Skynyrd music for a long time to come , may the Freebirds never land.
Please refer to the biographies on the site map for the 2005 & 2006 tour line up. The Classic Southern Rockers would like to thank the Lord first and all the family members of the band for letting us play this timeless music on the road these last 3 years. We would also like to thank Budweiser and Harley Davidson for all their support and a big thank you to the fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd for all their love and support as well as a very special thank you to all the U.S.armed forces around the world keeping us free and safe and paying the ultimate price for us all. We thank you , we love you , and we salute you.
Please refer to other sections of this website for bio's and line up for the Classic Southern Rockers.
The Classic Southern Rockers, Best of the Rest.
The history and bio's of the members are on the website at www.classicsouthernrockers.com, as well as more of the music. We came together to keep alive the Southern Rock music of the 70's and the music of the greatest southern rock band of all time, Lynyrd Skynyrd. We love to play it, and I love to sing it. The band members have all been a part of some of the greatest rock bands in the country including Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, the Outlaws and Blackfoot.
We will play anywhere we can get a gig, in the country or overseas. We are scheduled for different parts of the country at present.
Southern rock of the 70's, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Outlaws, Molly Hatchet, Bad Company, Blackfoot. We are just southern rock at its best...Guitars, drums, keyboard, Bass, & vocals.
Gibson, Marshall and Fenders, Crown, Sound Craft, Ampeg and Dean Markley.
We'd love to hear from you if you like the music or if you want us for a gig the contact info is on the main page.