Okeydokey, before this gets started I'd like to clear up a few things. By southern rock I mean the type of stuff like Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Skynyrd, etc. and not the "Country Pop" stuff that has stereotyped all southern music as terrible country poopy. And by that I mean stuff like Garth Brooks, etc. So anyway... What is everyone's favorite Southern Rock bands and why? And what southern guitarists do everyone like? My favorite southern band is The Allman Brothers Band, definately. Midnight Rider, Sweet Mellisa, Ramblin' Man and Jessica are my favorite tunes. And my favorite southern guitarists are Dickey Betts and Billy Gibbons. Dickey Betts IMO is the "Southern Jimmy Page" in the way where he could carry a solo on and on without sounding like he's forcing much out, like an endless machine of riffs! And Hendrix himself has said that Billy Gibbons is one of the greatest guitarists. Imagine being told that by Hendrix of all people! WHOA!