Blair Banning - Drums and Percussions


Blair was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois. At a very early age, he discovered he liked to pound on things. As time went on he purchased a drum set and began to apply that same energy to songs while listening to the radio. After taking lessons for a brief time, he applied the skills he learned to a point where he was able to join his first band. 

He played in several bands covering many different types of music; Country, Rock, Blues and R&B. He also played in bands that performed original music. Blair realized that if he wanted to take his love for music to the next level he would need to move to a place where the music scene offered more opportunities. So in the late 1980's he moved to California. 

Since arriving to the golden state he has played in several different cover bands. But as time has rolled along he decided to take on a real challenge. Playing the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd and making it sound like the original band is no easy task.   Artimus Pyle and Bob Burns were very talented drummers in their day. But like all of his challenges, he has taken his part seriously and carried on the mantle of the music of what many would consider the greatest Southern rock band of all time.