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Now THAT'S a Drummer! - May 25, 2009

Nate Campbell just finished playing his first show with the band, and all three guitar players walked off stage basically speechless. "I have played with lots of drummers, including Artimus Pyle and Bob Burns, both of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Nate just naturally combines the warmth, strength and feel of both, while adding a precision to the parts that is just UNBELIEVABLE," noted Mark. We all walked off the stage and we didn't know whether we should high five each other or rush home to practice.....Nate was.....as Brennan said in the movie "Step Brothers" - THAT GOOD!

Rich Tancredi From SNS Joins the band - April 16, 2009

Rich Tancredi has joined Second Helping. Rich is another alumni of The Saturday Night Special Band, and Rich has played with Lynyrd Skynyrd members Randall Hall, Mike Estes, Bob Burns and Artimus Pyle. Although bitter sweet, Rich replaces a friend and our brother and a great piano player, Jackie Johnson. Rich's first show will be May 22, 2009.

Bob Long Senior Goes Home - October 5, 2007

Mr. Bob ( Bob Long's father)went home to be with the Lord yesterday morning. He was a man's man that loved the Lord, his church and his family. He left behind a family that admired and loved him. Those that knew him loved him as a brother. He truly was someone to be admired. He will be sorely missed by all.

Welcome Rick King - October 3, 2007

Rick King has joined Second Helping as the bassist. Rick is a most sought after talent in the Raleigh, North Carolina area. We are privileged to have him join our band.

We as well wish to thank Dennis White for stepping up and playing with us through the summer tour. You are always one of us!

ERIC TOLNES from SNS joins Second Helping - August 10, 2006

Eric Tolnes has joined Second Helping and is reunited with Mark from SNS. Eric brings to SH over 25 years of playing Skynyrd music. Eric has played with Skynyrd members BOB BURNS, ED KING, JOJO BILLINGSLEY, LESLIE HAWKINS and artimus pyle. Ed King, also from SNS, has said "Eric is a freak of nature....just an unbelievable guitar player". Eric's frist show with the band will be August 18th in Ironton, Ohio.

MARK from SNS Joins Second Helping - May 7, 2006

Today Mark Basile joined Second Helping. Mark has been a friend of ours for a few years. He is a great guitarist with a great big heart. We are proud to have him join up with us.

Mark was the founder of the Hybrid Lynyrd Skynyrd band, Saturday Night Special. Everyone come on out and say "hey!" to Mark in Wilmington on the 3rd of June.

Second Helping and Ed King - February 9, 2006

The interview that we did with Ed is posted. We were notified that WRDU Raleigh has been playing the Second Helping version of "Coming Home"...how cool is that?!

Poco's George Grantham - January 25, 2006

Long time original drummer for the Country Rock group Poco, George Grantham, our friend, needs your help. We would ask all of you to support those efforts. George says, "thank you for the prayers" to all and has asked us to pass on his request for continued prayer during this difficult time.

George suffered a major stroke in 2005 and is moving forward with his life as best as he can. Below is the information needed to help George offset his medical expenses.

GEORGE GRANTHAM BENEFIT FUND
ACCT. # 1000014261928
SUNTRUST BANK • 1026 17TH AVE. SOUTH • NASHVILLE, TN. 37212

FOR BANK TRANSFERS USE THE ABOVE INFORMATION PLUS: ROUTING # 061000104

Second Helping Interview January 27th Raleigh, NC. - January 20, 2006

Bob and Chris will be interviewed on 106.1 WRDU Raleigh at 3:00 PM...set your tapes.

Skynyrd Makes The HALL!! - December 4, 2005

Lynyrd Skynyrd is finally in the hall. We are very happy for our good friend Ed King for reaching the Hall of Fame.

Baby Bob! - September 24, 2005

On September 22, 2005 9:27 PM Bob and Glenda celebrated their first child Robert Charles Long 8lbs. 13.2 oz...They say and we agree...God is good!!
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