Johnny Van Zant (Lynyrd Skynyrd) and brother Donnie (.38 Special) will release their first-ever concert album entitled Red, White & Blue: Live on July 1. The recently unearthed live Van Zant show was recorded in 2006 at Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta, Georgia. It is the only concert recording in existence from the only tour by the Van Zant brothers.
Red, White & Blue: Live covers all areas of the Van Zant’s rich musical legacy. The concert opens with the crowd-pleasing “Takin’ Up Space” and includes Van Zant’s 2005 Country hit, “Help Somebody.” The brothers also perform fan-favorite versions of .38 Special’s “Wild Eyed Southern Boys” as well as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Call Me the Breeze” and “Sweet Home Alabama.”
“The plan was always to enjoy ourselves and have fun,” says Donnie in the band’s press release. “And this recording captures a moment when we had a great night.”
Red, White & Blue was recorded by .38 Special bassist Larry Junstrom who originally shared the recording with Donnie. The plan was always to release it, but somehow the recording was forgotten about until recently.
“We can’t wait to see what the fans think,” says Johnny. “We love it, so we hope they do too.”