2004-01-16 / Community

Westbury Music Fair

Westbury Music Fair

It is no accident that any popular contemporary band that uses electric guitars owes a huge debt to Lynyrd Skynyrd, a debt almost always freely acknowledged. The signature band of America’s working people, Lynyrd Skynyrd, will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28. Both shows begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $47.50 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, online at www.cc.com or www.musicfair.com, and at select Ticketmaster ticket outlets.

Representing everything rock and roll and everything American, Sky nyrd’s signature sound, a harmonious blend of guitar-driven rock with southern blues roots, is evident throughout not only the melodies but their blue-collar lyrical topics as well. Though rumored to be marked by disaster, even amid many tragedies and heartbreaks, Lynyrd Skynyrd has continued through the years, triumphing at every turn. They have channeled their life experiences into powerful and emotive songs for their latest aptly named album – Vicious Cycle. Songs like "Life Lessons" offers pointed ad vice about self-assurance and hindsight while "That’s How I Like It" and "Sweet Mama" can best be described as working class anthems. Music has always carried Lynyrd Skynyrd through life’s cycles, and the band aims for their album Vicious Cycle to reflect that and to do so for others as well. Other working class anthems on Vicious Cycle include "That’s How I Like It," "Pick’em Up," and "Sweet Mama."

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s library of hits include "Sweet Home Alabama," "Sat urday Night Special," "What’s Your Name," "Simple Man," and "Mad Hat ter," just to name a few. Musicians as diverse as Kid Rock, Metallica and Travis Tritt pledge allegiance to the Skynyrd sound, and a new wave of hard rocking youngsters values Lyn yrd Skynyrd above all else.

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