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The state of Florida has the distinction of being the birthplace of one of the greatest groups to ever grace rock and roll…Lynyrd Skynyrd. Many of Skynyrd’s original members had grown up together in the city of Jacksonville, and together the group of friends created music that has endured through tragedy and the passage of many years.
Two decades after Skynyrd released their debut album, another rock group got their start in the state of Florida. Called Sister Hazel, they are labeled as an alternative group, but their music includes elements of folk rock, pop, and of course, southern rock.
Sister Hazel has been making waves in the charts since they made their debut. Eight of their nine albums have charted on the Billboard 200, and they’ve scored a number of hit singles such as “All for You” and “Change Your Mind.”
Due to their Southern upbringing, Sister Hazel’s music is heavily influenced by Southern rock groups, especially Skynyrd. For the 4th of July, Sister Hazel decided to honor the all-American legends by playing a cover of one of their most popular songs, “What’s Your Name.”
Grouped in a semicircle, the five buddies joined together for a jam session of the Skynyrd classic. Most of the band members strummed along on acoustic guitars while drummer Mark Trojanowski pounded out some rockin’ rhythms on a cajon drum.
In addition to playing, the rest of the band joined in singing harmony with lead vocalist Ken Block, who carried the fun-loving vibe the tune is known for. It’s clear the guys were having a blast together, as they tapped their feet along to the beat of the music.
When you watch Sister Hazel’s cover of “What’s Your Name” in the video below, don’t be surprised if you find yourself tapping your foot along as well!