Randall Hall Band
In 1982, Allen Collins formed his own band from the ashes of the Rossington Collins Band. Gary Rossington and wife Dale Krantz had left, and the band was in need of a new lead vocalist and third guitarist. Jimmy Doughtery filled the vocalist spot, and Allen chose Jacksonville native Randall Hall for the guitar spot.
Randall had played in several groups prior to joining the Allen Collins Band, most notably one called Running Easy.Running Easy opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd on several dates in their early days. Among the members of Running Easy were future RCB members Derek Hess and Barry Lee Harwood, as well as bassist Tim Lindsey.
The newly formed Allen Collins Band only managed to record one album, 1983's "Here, There, and Back" before breaking up. Collins was involved in a car accident which left him paralyzed in 1986.
The following year, the idea for a Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute Tour came up. Collins, unable to perform due to his paralyzation, chose Hall to take his place.
Randall Hall would remain with Skynyrd until 1994, when either left the band or was fired (depending on who you ask). He sued the band several years later.
In the late 90's, Randall joined the band of drummer Sammy Buonocore, which would now be called the Randall Hall Band. He recruited keyboardist Barry Rapp (current husband of Steve Gaines' widow Terese Gaines Rapp) and bassist Tim Lindsey, who had recently left All Points Bulletin. The band is currently in the studio recording their first CD. For more information on the Randall Hall Band, check out http://randallhallband.com.
Randall Hall: Guitar, Vocals
Tim Lindsey: Bass, Vocals
Sammy Buonocore: Drums, Vocals
Barry Rapp: Keyboards
Band is currently in the studio recording their first album