On Oct 20, 1977 a plane crash in a swamp near McComb, Mississippi tragically took the lives of Lynyrd Skynyrd leader Ronnie Van Zant, Guitarist Steve Gaines, his sister, backup singer Cassie Gaines, plus Road Manager Dean Kilpatrick. This event changed the landscape of southern rock forever. Reloaded was formed to help fill that void. Since that day original members Allen Collins, Leon Wilkeson, Billy Powell, Jo Jo Billingsley and Road Manager Ron Eckerman who all survived that crash have passed on as well, leaving only original member Gary Rossington to carry on the torch.
Reloaded hails from Orange County California. Formed in 2012 in part for our common love of southern rock and in part to help keep the great music of the original Skynyrd band alive. We are a top level Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute band featuring professional musicians performing the music as close to the original as humanly possible. Our goal is to recreate the live Lynyrd Skynyrd performances of the 1970’s.
Reloaded was fortunate enough to share the stage with Artimus Pyle drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd 1974-1977. He joined us on stage to sing“Sweet Home Alabama” and also played drums to “That Smell”. (see pics below)
We also became friends and shared the stage with Ron Eckerman, Lynyrd Skynyrd Road Manager and plane crash survivor who spoke about the band and did a book signing at one of our gigs. (see pics below)
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