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Maynard Hyler

January 12, 2015

Please add me back to your mailing list. Somehow I am not there anymore as I do not get upcoming showdates, etc.
I also just signed up once again to get the news on the band.

kenny wells

June 22, 2014



June 20, 2014


Jason Luiz

December 9, 2013

Seen yall at Rockcrusher Canyon in my hometown of Crystal River Florida. Just wanted to say thank you for carrying on the tradition of an american legacy. I have been listening to Skynyrd since I was a little kid (now 37) thanks to my dad for teaching me the culture of many different kinds of music. I loved you guys and sang along to every song. Looking forward to seeing you guys elsewhere

Mark "Markie" Dorton

August 30, 2013

Was Great seing ya and Listening to you Play @ Tuckahoe's 25th An Party you Guys Rock it Hope to see ya when you come back to Fla


September 13, 2012

You guys are pretty amazing its no wonder you stay so busy.


June 12, 2012

I believe the folks that call themselves Lynyrd Skynyrd ought to be considered a Tribute Band. There ain't nobody alive that deserves to call themselves Skynyrd.

Amber Rowe

May 17, 2012

YALL ROCK !!! Love ya james jr. hope to see ya soon but in the mean time yall just keep doing what yall do best !!

Cheyanna Nichole Smith

April 13, 2012

I love me some Skynyrd! Have the recent videos on youtube and last year at Kia fest. You guys were great! And T for Texas was mind blowing. That dude can play! You guys are better than the real band.
Hope to see you agian.


February 27, 2012

Come back to California!! Saw you guys at The 5th Quarter in San Jose n you rocked it! But that was a while ago now, and i need.............A Second Helping!

Corky Parker

January 25, 2012

quite impressive


January 16, 2012

whiskey bottle brand new car and oak tree in my way

Jon Riggs

January 12, 2012

Thanks for all the comments I love when you guys enjoy the band and let us know


October 9, 2011

Just poppin in ta say hi to ya'll and let ya know ya'll kick ass and keep on keepin on

Fleeta Griffith

August 2, 2011

Rocked the Chicago show. "Curtis Loew" was awesome and Take me home "Sweet Home Alabama"!

Chris Long

July 27, 2011

Met Bob the other night. Great Guy.

Keep Rockin

Rod Vaught

July 24, 2011

u guys r great, sound just like skynrd...saw u the 1st time at ridge fest(rain shortened set,way short-free bird lasting 4 ever in a driving rain) and at 115 bourbon st. will be at the ridge 2 c u again this thursday...hopefully u added on the hunt 2 ur playlist, lol, ya thats right, i'm the one who kept yelling out..ON THE HUNT, ON THE HUNT...anywaz, keep on rockin

renee lybrook

July 23, 2011

loved you guys. seen you at lock 3 in akron,oh, 2011.

Brett Hapi

July 20, 2011

Hey Guys.have just come across your site.I havnt heard you but im sure you do the southern boys justice!I started a band in NZ with a couple of mates in 1986 also called Second Helping(our backdrop was actually the cover of ARS champagne jam album which as you know was also a tribute to LS).It wasnt an absolute skynyrd set as we included ARS,Allman Bros,Steve Miller,Joe Walsh to name a few....anyways...all the best BH

lawrece hyzy

June 28, 2011

excited about seeing you's again alongtime fan of southern rock&roll;. you guys and gals r geat. love you's a true fan

Mark (Redneckpappy) Penrod

June 21, 2011

I'm looking forward to seein ya'll for the first time when ya git to Akron, we got a band up here called "Vicious Cycle" you've got some big shoes to fill as a Tribute Band cuz they are good. I've been a L.S. fan for 36 years and seen them more times than I have fingers and toes with help from a few friends and V.C. sounds as good as anybody I have ever heard play them good ol songs and they do some of the newer one as well. I'll be the one with the "Vicious Cycle" T shirt on come to the Main Street Saloon after ya play and I'll buy ya a beer and most likely tell ya how good ya sound and how much I enjoyed yer show.

kenny wells

May 10, 2011

i will be driving from new orleans to see yall in port richey please let me know where and what time yall will be playing in port richy!! yall kick ass!!! wont miss it !!! south will rise again!!!!

kenny wells

May 5, 2011

i am coming to port richey to see yall please let me know what time and where yall playing im driving from new orleans and i need to know where to go and see yall in port richey and what time ?

Lori Humphrey

March 21, 2011

Hi I was wondering if you was going to put the pics from Mountain Fest last year on your website?

kenny wells

March 15, 2011

please inform me of all upcomings shows

Kenneth Long

March 7, 2011

Hppe to see you in performance sometime soon.


February 3, 2011



November 24, 2010

He will be missed.


November 22, 2010

I will really miss Tony. I can picture him right now - jumping around on the stage lighting up that guitar.


November 22, 2010

I'm am sad to announce that Sunday Nov 21st I and we have lost our life long friend and Guitar guru Tony Byrd.
I personally called Bryd my friend since ele. school and am really at a loss for words right now IN PURE SHOCK!!!! I'll miss him dearly


September 28, 2010

You certainly deserve a round of applause for your post and more specifically, your blog in general. Very high quality material


September 28, 2010

You certainly have some agreeable opinions and views. Your blog provides a fresh look at the subject.

Paul Teachey

September 20, 2010

You guys come need to come to the Raleigh area!


August 23, 2010

Heys guys,

Just wanted to say that I had a blast on Saturday with all of you. Bobby and Fleeta..... It was great to sing with you two. You ladies have mad skills on the vocals. I can't wait till I get to hang out with all of you again. Tink, I promise it will not be 5 years before I see you again. LOL Love you all, Tricia

Thomas Perry

August 22, 2010

Sooooo Good to be running sound with Second Helping, again.I Love all you guys and Happy to be your sound man once again.

Affiliate Network

August 18, 2010

Powerful post.

mike stone

August 13, 2010

Looks like a great band! Do you ever get to chicago area?
I am trying to et in contact with Kent Griffith (florida) He was good friends with Allen Collins. I lost track of him and would like to get back in touch with him. Do you have his email or phone? His old number is not valid I found. Thanks much


August 11, 2010

just wanted to say you all rocked at mountainfest. looking forward to seeing you again!!

send fax online

August 10, 2010

And it is effective?


July 29, 2010

Thanks for rocking mountainfest in morgantown, iwas in the front row & got some good pics. let me know if you want any of them. cheers!

todd bowling

July 28, 2010

I am-(as most skynyrd fan's claim)- the absolute #1 fanatic). We seen you guy's peroform@ sss harley during mountainfest, I am in awe/I could close my eye's and picture RVZ onstage-(truly missed), and open my eye's and there he is-(down to the barefeet/live at the fox tee) most of all the sound. You guy's put on a great show and I applaud you for keeping the skynyrd/rvz legacy alive and well. thanks for a great show..


July 26, 2010

Great time at Triple-S Harley in Morgantown! 7/25/2010


July 25, 2010

pleasure meeting you guys when you flew into mgw. look foward to seeing you guys next trip in

steve gray

June 13, 2010

I caught yall at triple s harley on sat.If I closed my eyes I could swear I was at a Skynard show.
I'm looking forward to Mt Fest I will see you fellers there.


June 8, 2010

Have been a Skynyrd fan since HS in the 80's - can remember graduation night on the T-roads in Lucama, NC - friends & a guitar and a lot of voice belting out Skynyrd. Glad you're keeping it alive around the south - evy timr I hear Skynyrd it brings back memories. Billy - thanks for telling me about the band. Website is awasome - will look forward to catching SH in concert soon. Almost sorry I didn't take you up on that "job offer" as a backup singer this weekend. Will look for you guys on facebook. Keep rockin'!


June 1, 2010

Hey guys. I hope everyone is doing good. Just wanted to drop you guys a line and say hi and that I miss you all. Nice to see the return of James and Tink. God bless you all. Love ya always!!!

Albert Saunders

May 3, 2010

I really enjoy listing to the lynyrd Skynyrd band..I enjoy commin to see y'al in CLAY CO. KENTUCKY for the clay's fair,back in 2008 that was really great concert that night at clay county day's...i would like to invite y'al to come and be with us for the bell co. fair. or the mountain larul festal, which comes to pineville ky.. the end of this mouth.. P.S. THANK U FOR THAT REALLY GOOD CONCERT AT CLAY COUNTY.IF U COULD E-MAIL ME BACK AT. ONCE AGAIN THANK'S ALOT AND MAY GOD BLESS U!!! UR BIGGIST FAN.. ALBERT SAUNDERS

betty jones

April 28, 2010

p.s when will you all be close to knoxco. clayco. wheltyco. we would love if you could come down for they bell co.fair but if you cant we will under stand the august 26-28.please send me a email. 2002 my baby brother shot ,killed his seif he left anote telling his foster mother he wonted free bird bird played for his lay out so thats what they played for him,we injoy both bands or one ,p.s email me tell me if they are one ,two bands/lynyrd,skynyrd/or second ,helping .ilove both if they are two or just one.ilove it all its late p.s rember we all love you all very.

betty jones

April 20, 2010

i love they lynyrd skynyrd band .i went clay co.days i'm thinking 08 we all loved it. i going to invite u all they bell co.fair any time or better yet you all can com to my little house in siler ky,bell co. i just wonted to say we all love u all.please send me e-mail bettyjones


March 7, 2010

Phil and Jolynn...thanks for stopping by. We had a blast playing in the baseball stadium there!. If we ever find photos of that show we will post them and send you a few to boot.

Phil & JoLynn

March 6, 2010

Hey guys from cocoa fl. and have been anxiously awaiting pics from that concert from 2005. Was hoping to see a return concert from your band. You guys truly know how to rock. My hubby was totally into watching the keyboardist, he plays as well. anyhow keep up the excellent playing


February 11, 2010

we would like to see you guy up here in nj


January 1, 2010

Caught the show last night the wife and I enjoyed ourselves. It was nice to meet you guys.

Dawn McGinn

December 8, 2009

I'm married to Charlie and look forward to see your performance!

Tereka Lamb

November 9, 2009

Bet you thought I would never come by and check out the page I made it. Seems nice, and I especially love that your band helps people in need. Truly a blessing. Keep up the good work you guys and gals...I may check you in action one day.


November 5, 2009

just wanted to say that it's good to get the band back together; lets rock this joint and go back to our roots.

Jody Williams

October 11, 2009

Would love to know when and if you guys will be in Virginia.


September 13, 2009

Kathy is still singing her heart out...and still does have a wonderful voice.


September 9, 2009

What happened to Kathy? She had a wonderful voice

Sandy Wilco

August 30, 2009

Several of us plan to go to the Ray Price Bike show in Raleigh. We heard that you guys were not playing. Do you mind shedding some light as to why you are not?

We have enjoyed seeing Second Helping for three straight years and it was a let down to find out another Lynrd Skynyrd tribute band was playing. Did you guys decline the show? What gives why are you not playing?


August 30, 2009

I just spoke with sparks (larry) and he told me that you not playing this year in releigh. I am the V.P. of our club and we have 22 members. maybe we won't go this year.


August 28, 2009

we would like to see you guys play up here in northern nj

The Second Helping Band

August 27, 2009

We really think that is cool. Gary Rossington was there when we came up with the thought of doing a tribute in 87. He actually thought it was a funny thing to do. We are pleased he thinks well of us. We try.


August 26, 2009

Hey, just thought you should know a friend of mine knows Rossington really well. He said that you are the best tribute band out there. Now thats cool.

Chris McCallister

August 25, 2009

Christy, you Rocked girl...hey folks go check out Christy's band Avalanche.

Christy Ballance

August 25, 2009

Hey you guys. Thank you sooooo much for letting me sit in with you at Maynard's Benefit. I had a blast! I believe in the spirit of WoodStock and that is the spirit in which I sang. You were great and so sweet to me. Thanks a bunch. YOU ROCK!

David Parsons

August 24, 2009

What a show at the music festival. We are Kevin Lee fans and we went to the benefit last year and were very disappointed with that turn out. You guys packed the house and we heard that over $10,000 was raised for the kids good job. I am a new Second Helping fan.

Stacy Kobza

August 24, 2009

I wanted to thank you all from the bottom of my heart. My friends and I had a wonderful time on saturday. You guys were so good, I felt that I was seeing Skynyrd in concert. Your singer is really really good.... and cute!


August 24, 2009

We really appreciate the sentiments from everyone, but please refrain from comparing our band with other Tribute acts. While we support them, we certainly believe that we offer the most authentic reproduction of a classic 70's Skynyrd show.

This includes our friends from the northeast whose posts I had to delete trashing a Skynyrd "Tribute" act from that area.

hank the mechanic

August 23, 2009

I have never seen Freebird done that way. How do you get three guitars to do that!!!!!!!!!!!!! Blown right out of my boots. WOW!

Karen M

August 23, 2009

Fantastic show just terrific amazing. We loved the girls and their Amazing Grace song. We plan on catching your future shows with in driving distance. We live in Greenville when can you come back?


August 23, 2009

Thank you for donating your time. The quality of the music this year was top shelf. Than you for all that you've done for us.

Curt and Amy

August 23, 2009

We heard that you were not playing the Bikefest here in Raleigh so we came up to Seven Springs. What a show you all have such a big sound. We have caught you guys the last three years at the Raleigh Bikefest and did not want to miss you. We were not disappointed please come to Raleigh area soon.

Al Breyers

August 23, 2009

What a show at the music festival. That was amazing the there guitars the three girls wow you boys laid it down. Second Helping does the job! 10 people on stage holy smoke!


August 16, 2009

Please play more in Florida, can't get 'nough Skynyrd!

mike bolton

August 13, 2009

ripping guitars, ripping piano, ripping drums and ripping singer...what a ripping band Thanks from the windy city

Candy Lynn McGhee

August 13, 2009

Looking forward to Maynards musicfest. Glad to see you are headlining.

karen pricer

August 13, 2009

We have been waiting for years for a real Skynyrd tribute here in Jersey. I went to go see some "skynyrd" tribute bands here in NJ, but they stunk to high heaven.


August 12, 2009

Man, Mark was right. Your band is spot on. I just saw you are coming back to Chicago in February. Better bring warm clothes, nothin a little Jack Daniels can't solve!

Hender IT

August 11, 2009

We really enjoyed the show this past weekend. Fantastic job.

Gary Swiford

August 9, 2009

Good show at the street. Very authentic good show. We would love to see you again in the Chicago area soon.

Mary Anne

August 9, 2009

Great show very high energy. We met some of you afterward.Very friendly people.

Ken Erickson

August 4, 2009

I saw you're playing 115 Bourbon St. in Illinois. Unfortunately we're playing that night. Check us out. We have the solo to "Free Bird" posted on our myspace page and the Steve Gaines Classic "I Know a Little" on the music player. Lynyrd Skynyrd will live on in our hearts forever. These boys have a lot of SOUL in them. Good Luck to You Guys. God Bless. -Ken Erickson- Max Cady Band-

Kyle Lenning

August 1, 2009

I know Mark really well from the SNS days, and he tells me this band is every bit as good. I live in Milwaukee. Me and my buddy are coming to Chicago to hang out next week. Can i get VIP passes?

Dee Henders

July 19, 2009

great show at wb. we hung at the front of the stage and wow we were blown away. great great show

R. Adkins

July 19, 2009

Saw the show last night in Atlanta. We stumbled on to the show and boy were we lucky. You guys were fantastic. My wife and I were simply amazed. I thought the girls sounded like angelic chorus. The tribute to Billy Powell and the follow up Amazing Grace gave me chill bumps. your band is without a doubt very, very good. The three guitar players were letter perfect as was the singer guy. Great show hope to see ya'll again.


July 10, 2009

"Play it purdy for Atlanta"

we ready! bring on boys!


July 9, 2009

OMG! I worked at Wild Bill's for a long time and we haven't had a Skynyrd tribute band here yet. You guys have a great reputation down here and I can't wait to see you play.

Levi Martin

July 8, 2009

THE SECOND HELPING BAND IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD i would not be complete if there was no second helping band


June 30, 2009

alooking forward to Bills. Seen 38 Special there. Usually over 2000 people on a saturday night. Its gonna be great.

Jim & Pat

June 30, 2009

We enjoyed two terrific shows in West Virginia and are looking forward to bringing a group from Nebraska to your Chicago gig in August! You guys play with phenomenal talent and precision!

Robert Long

June 29, 2009

Charlie send me a working e-mail address and we can continue our conversation.


June 19, 2009

You all need to come to hometown Jacksonville, FL! The Florida Theater would be a perfect venue!

Julie K.

June 19, 2009

Hi y'all. Great show saturday in Matewan. We've seen lots of tribute bands, but yours was absolutely the best. Thanks bunch.

Steve Thomas

June 18, 2009

Great show this past weekend. We came in from Princeton. You guys are the real deal. I have seen other tribute shows but you guys are insanely close to Skynard. I enjoyed myselv. Thank you for your time. A must see show it is like hearing the CD turn to video. WVa. loves ya'll.

Brad Parker

June 17, 2009

A quick thanks to your band. I loved hearing those songs played perfectly. I know because I play southern rock guitar and you guys were perfect. Not a cheap copy band but a real professional act. Now, how can I meet those beautiful songbirds?


June 16, 2009

Damn, How much was that baby grand piano?


June 15, 2009

holy smokes i seen sknard three times in 2 years and after seeing you play i wont see them any more our band sounds like the cd's i have my girlfriend said she thought she seen rony vanzant thank you for playing in west virginia

Skynyrd fan

June 15, 2009

Oh my lands what a show in Logan. Awesome I swore I was listening to the real Lynyrd Skynyrd

Fleeta Griffith

May 24, 2009

Had a blast Friday nite at Maynard's. Can hardly wait to hit the road and play in WVa. See Ya'll there!
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