Southern rock rises to help hurricane victims

They began forming their definitive Southern rock at a Florida high school a couple hundred miles north of Tampa. When Lynyrd Skynyrd emerged in the 1970s as adults, their hard-driving music captivated the nation.

Legendary Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle is still alive and well; and he’s set to host a benefit for family members who lost their belongings to Hurricane Matthew back in October. Pyle and his son began planning the musical event with his son, Chris Pyle, to help out Chris’s son Cassady.

It’s the kind of fundraising event we here in Tampa understand well; an effort to help those who lose everything and then find out that their insurance company rejects their claim or that their insurance policy did not cover certain types of damage.

The Artimus Pyle concert is to help bridge the gap between insurance coverage and FEMA assistance. All of the proceeds from the event will go to storm-affected family members, a newspaper reports.

Pyle said his grandson and grandson’s mom “lost almost everything due to the storm surge and flooding” that ravaged homes in Florida last fall.

Pyle’s band will play some classic Skynyrd tunes at the fundraising show in Asheville, North Carolina, as well as some newer originals, he told the paper.

Most of us don’t have famous relatives able to pitch in and help after storm damage. We can fight for full and fair compensation from insurance companies reluctant to keep up their end of the policy you have paid for.

When that happens, Tampa residents can speak with an experienced insurance claim attorney at Williams Law Association, P.A.