photo credit: YouTube via jvietti
Y’all, we love us some “Sweet Home Alabama” and we love it in any way we can get it. Whether it’s 850 people jamming at the same time, a casual fan jamming from the comfort of their living room, or Lynyrd Skynyrd themselves showing us how it’s really done, there’s not a song in existence that gets us up and movin’ the way “Sweet Home Alabama” does, and that’s exactly what makes it so great! In the case of accomplished violinist Josh Vietti, “Sweet Home Alabama” is a Skynyrd classic that’s had its hold on him for quite some time, prompting him to pick up his fiddle and spend several months learning it from the inside out, and the product is a positively rockin’ rendition on one of our favorite songs that beautifully blends together that homegrown country feel with Skynyrd’s time honored brand of Southern rock.
Fun Fact: Josh has been playing the violin since the age of 4 and has opened for everyone from Earth, Wind, and Fire to country star Justin Moore.
From the comfort of a shady tree beside a lake, Josh’s take on “Sweet Home Alabama” is a foot stompin’ good time as he navigates both the song’s rhythm and lead sections, even crafting some serious magic at around 1:30 and again at 2:21 as he translates guitar solos into fiery fiddle solos and if the smile on Josh’s face is anything to go by, then he’s having just as good a time playing it as we are watching it. Check it out in the video but beware – you won’t be able to hold still for a single moment! Happy viewing!