Music & Recovery - Interview with Peter Keys of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Talking about his latest musical projects "Smoky White Devils"and "Artist Alliance"
Peter is an American keyboardist. He is best known for his work with George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic in various P-Funk line-ups and as a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd since 2009.After starting numerous original bands, playing countless local gigs on the west coast, and endless sessions, Peter headed east in 1996 to Atlanta Ga. Where he joined the legendary Original P-Funk line up, taking over for Bernie Worrell , a huge influence in his playing, filling the shoes of a genius and legendary performer.
With several years of touring in P-Funk under his belt, and having shared the stage with everyone from Bootsy Collins and Snoop Dogg, to Chaka Kahn and Issac Hayes, In 2000, Peter moved to Detroit Mi. where he started Shock Logic Productions, a recording and video company in an old church which he converted into a studio. He spent the next few years honing his production chops on countless independent recordings and music videos.
Since 2009 Peter is a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd – The legacy began some 41 years ago in Jacksonville, Florida, and halted for a decade by the 1977 plane crash that killed three band members, including Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines. Since then, the band tragically lost Allen Collins, Billy Powell, Leon Wilkeson and Hughie Thomasson, yet rocks on with original member Gary Rossington joined by Johnny Van Zant, Rickey Medlocke, Mark “Sparky” Matejka, Michael Cartellone, Johnny Colt, Peter Keys, Dale Krantz Rossington and Carol Chase. Facebook Page and of course at Lynyrd Skynyrd.
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