Lynyrd Skynyrd taps Geraldine native guitarist to fill-in for Gary Rossington

Damon Johnson, a Geraldine High School graduate is set to perform at Fort Payne Boom Days Heritage Festival Friday, Sept. 17.

This week, rock musician Damon Johnson added another highlight to a resume already full of them.

Johnson played guitar for Southern rockers supreme Lynyrd Skynyrd, filling in for Gary Rossington onstage, as Rossington recovered from, what the band called, “emergency heart surgery.”

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