A few Words From Johnny Colt on Facebook
May 05, 2012 5:14:38 AM UTC Post #1

Here is what he posted tonight. He sounds rather pumped, and ready to be part of Skynyrd Nation.
Johnny Colt
Hello, How the Hell are ya Skynyrd Nation!

I am sending LOVE........

I would also like to send the love to all the Black Crowes & Train & Supernova peeps who have come over to the Nation with me.
Less than 20 minutes ago I was on stage in Baltimore. I was doing my best make Leon and the Skynyrd nation proud that I was the bands new member. When I looked to my right, I was staring at Gary Rossington (that can make it hard to play because I just want to stop and listen to his guitar playing). When I looked up, their were dozens of die hard Skynryd fans giving me the high sign. A sign approving me as the man to slip into Leon’s shoes.

Baltimore, you are simply incredible.....

It is an Honor to be playing in one of my all time favorite bands. A band that had an enormous impact on my becoming a musician and my ideas about life.
I am a life long southerner. I am the only member of the Black Crowes, who after having success did not move away from my home in the south. Remember this is the band that created ‘Southern Harmony and Musical Companion’. SHMC is a record that I think is brilliant and gives feeling to the intangible greatness of the red mud of Georgia.
The Bands departure for the west was a turncoat move against possibly the most influential musical statement of the time. A paramount statement the band would not be able to repeat. I could not walk away. I refused to conform, follow or comply. That stance would eventually lead to being on my own.
Many years later, Many Bands later, Multiple Carriers later, I find myself reaping the rewards of tough decisions and risks taken. I stand in Baltimore experiencing gains that were hard fought and won.

Today Baltimore, I am a member of Lynyrd Fuckin Skynyrd.

What you do for yourself dies with you, but what you do for others can live on forever.

May 05, 2012 5:16:43 AM UTC Post #1

And my comment back....

Leon's are tough shoes to fill indeed and I am glad you are trying your best to be respectful. But please-Johnny, don't forget Ean. He was taken away way too soon-and left as big of a hole with his friends and fans as Leon did when he passed. Having said that-WELCOME ABOARD!

What you do for yourself dies with you, but what you do for others can live on forever.

May 05, 2012 5:22:00 AM UTC Post #2

His reply:

Diane you are correct 100% - my head is still spinning from the show when i wrote this..... yes yes Ean was a great player and as you know hand picked by Leon ...... yes Ean's shoes as well.

Well...all I can say is Welcome!!

What you do for yourself dies with you, but what you do for others can live on forever.

May 26, 2012 6:10:06 AM UTC Post #3

He seems to admire Leon and forget about Ean, I Miss Both men. Ean was a driving force in the band , noone could replace him. ....and Robert Kearns.......(J.C. still hasnt mentioned him yet........hmmmmm) Its sad, cause Johnny Colt seems so happy to be in the band, but his dreams will be crushed,cause he'll possibly be replaced when he finishes this years tour and album. He was better off being a tv news reporter.

BTW when i talked to Chris Robinson, he just giggled about Johnny

May 26, 2012 3:01:24 PM UTC Post #4

How could ya forget tha Missippi Kid???? Just shows ta go ya!!!


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