You’re Going To Love This Young Man’s Homegrown Acoustic “Sweet Home Alabama” Salute To Skynyrd

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You’re Going To Love This Young Man’s Homegrown Acoustic “Sweet Home Alabama” Salute To Skynyrd | Society Of Rock Videos

photo credit: YouTube via Tommaso Lotti

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A New Spin On A Southern Rock Staple

Featured on Lynyrd Skynyrd’s second album Second Helping, “Sweet Home Alabama” is a Southern rock anthem for the ages – one that was absolutely cut out for guitarist Tommaso Lotti! A fiercely talented fingerstyle guitarist based out of Italy, he’s taking the music world by storm with his classically inspired arrangements of classic rock favorites.

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This impromptu performance of “Sweet Home Alabama” sees Tommaso trying his hand at composing and arranging, spinning Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 classic into a fun fingerstyle piece that, despite having a different arrangement from the one crafted in the studio, is still fiercely faithful to the original and celebrates his abilities as a musician and composer. He gets even more creative when, halfway through the video, he reaches for his Fender Stratocaster to breathe a little of that old Southern rock magic into his cover with a twinkling guitar solo that fits in perfectly.

If you stick around til the end and listen closely, you’ll even hear a nod to Skynyrd’s friend Kid Rock as well as late legend Warren Zevon – you’ll know what we mean the moment you hear it!

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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