Biography

"Turn it up!"

And with those words musical history was set in motion! FreeBird is the ultimate Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute - period. As a band FreeBird's members have been in love with the music since childhood, and they play these songs with the same passion and intensity of Lynyrd Skynyrd themselves. If you saw the original line up in the 1970s you will appreciate the accuracy, if you're just discovering the music for the first time, you'll be blown away by hit after hit of incredible music and amazing players. Vocalist Chris Howard masterfully catches the essence of Ronnie Van Zant’s vocals and stage persona, guiding the band and players through solos, song after song. Guitarists Matt Chenoweth (Ed King/Steve Gains), Tim McGovern (Allen Collins) and Bailey Townshend (Gary Rossington) play their roles with such explosive energy and skill you'd think you were at a show in the 1970s. Russell Ingram on drums and Jeff Brashears on bass nail down the groove and power of Artimus Pyle and Leon Wilkeson rhythm section, while keyboardist Joey Huffman (formerly with Lynyrd Skynyrd and more) gracefully adds in Billy Powell's keyboards for a full and amazing rendition of one of the greatest bands that ever recorded and toured. FreeBird brings all the magic of the music to life in a way seldom heard by any tribute act. Get ready for a full helping of Southern Fried Rock N Roll by the best Skynyrd tribute band around - Fly High FreeBird Nation!

Freebird is:
Chris Howard - (Ronnie Van Zant lead vocals)
Matt Chenoweth - (Ed King/Steve Gains guitars and vocals)
Bailey Townshend - (Gary Rossington gutiars)
Tim McGovern - (Allen Collins guitars)
Russel Ingram - (Artimus Pyle drums)
Jeff Brashears - (Leon Wilkeson bass)
Joey Huffman - (Billy Powell keyboards)

News

  • Ring in 2020 EARLY, with Freebird at Smith's Olde Bar!!
    Sunday, December 29 2019

    We look foward to seeing YOU, Freebird Nation, December 29th at Smith's for a rock'n'roll revival!  Playing with our favorite Tom Petty Tribute: Runnin' Down a Dream! Let's pregame 2020 RIGHT! 

  • Freebird is flying high
    Tuesday, October 08 2019

    With the start of summer shows in 2019 Freebird is glad to welcome Jeff Brashears on bass and Joey Huffman on keyboards. The band has never sounded better and with Joey (formerly with Hank Jr, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Matchbox 20, Drivin and Cryin, Georgia Satellites and more) on keys the whole sound is spot on, with a high energy delivery that explodes off stage. The band is focused on rocking the Skynyrd sound of the 1970s and now brings a set to life that is hard to top.

Shows

  • 22

    Feb

    2019

    The Brewhouse - Rome GA

    FreeBird brings the magic of Lynyrd Skynyrd to the Brewhouse in Rome, GA!

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 08

    Jun

    2019

    The Historic Holly Theater - Dahlonega, GA

    Rocking the tunes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, FreeBird brings the magic to Dahlonega, GA

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 26

    Jul

    2019

    Smith's Olde Bar

    With Running Down A Dream (Tom Petty Tribute)

    09:00:00 PM

  • 27

    Jul

    2019

    Cumming Fair Grounds

    37 Main - City of Cumming GA music festival

    04:30:00 PM

  • 10

    Aug

    2019

    Faclons Fury Harley Davidson - Blackberry Smoke Ride for Cancer Cure

    Day one of Blackberry Smoke Ride for Cancer Cure!

    12:30:00 PM

  • 11

    Aug

    2019

    The Battery - Blackberry Smoke Ride for Cancer Cure

    Day 2 of the Blackberry Smoke Ride for Cancer Cure - our deepest thanks to everyone: Brit and Richard Turner (Blackberry Smoke), Falcons Fury HD, The Battery, George Tingley, Erin Watson and all the amazing people who pulled off such an incredible event. Thanks for having Freebird-Atl! We couldn't have been more honored, or had a better time!

    12:30:00 PM

  • 19

    Sep

    2019

    The Vista Room

    With Running Down a Dream (Tom Petty Tribute)

    09:00:00 PM

  • 05

    Oct

    2019

    Candler Park Fall Festival

    A fantastic day of music at Candler Park in Atlanta. Freebird-Atl plays at 4:30.

    04:30:00 PM

  • 29

    Dec

    2019

    Smith's Olde Bar

    Freebird plays Smith's Olde Bar with Running Down A Dream: A Tom Petty Tribute.  A pre-party to New Years Eve!!

    08:00:00 PM

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  • 10

    Jan

    2020

    The Vista Room

    Freebird-ATL brings the raw power of 1970s Lynyrd Skynyrd to life at the Vista Room! Get your tickets now for this amazing double set show!  See ya' there, Freebird Nation!

    08:00:00 PM

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Songs

Music

Contact Us

Management and Booking: Chris Howard chrisjhoward1972@gmail.com Press Contact: Cherylyn Howard cherylwoody74@yahoo.com