Live Footage We Love: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Acoustic Take On ‘The Last Rebel’

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Who doesn’t love an acoustic set?

We are used to seeing a more intense side to Lynyrd Skynyrd, but when Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington, and the original guitarist, Ed King take the stage for an acoustic performance of “The Last Rebel”, greatness happens. 

Versatility is key. Something to be appreciated about Lynyrd Skynyrd was their ability to change it up. One minute King would be in the midst of a killer guitar solo, and the next, three of them slow it down for an intimate, laid back performance.

As an album, The Last Rebel was released in 1993 as the second studio album of the “Johnny Van Zant-era”. It maintained that rocker edge and country flair created from the 1991 album. “The Last Rebel” was the title track, and became the last album that included the guitar talents of King.

King was forced to leave Lynyrd Skynyrd for a second time in 1996 due to congestive heart failure. Although he never returned to make more music, he was still inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006 along with the rest of the original, pre-crash members. 

Watch the hauntingly perfect acoustic performance of “The Last Rebel” below. 

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd & Second Helping Live’ is available now on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats – it’s the perfect gift for the Lynyrd Skynyrd fan in your life. Buy it here on Amazon! 

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