Drummer and painter Michael Cartellone talks about his Ronnie Van Zant portrait up for auction

Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer and painter Michael Cartellone talks in detail about his portrait of the vocalist Ronnie Van Zant officially going up up for auction on March 1.
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Goldmine is honored to have as a podcast guest, Michael Cartellone, the former drummer for the Damn Yankees and current drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd. Cartellone is also a fantastic fine artist — a painter — and has teamed up with Goldmine and the charity Cancer Support Community to auction off a professional reproduction of his painting of Ronnie Van Zant (shown above), the late vocalist of Lynyrd Skynyrd, who died in a plane crash in 1977.

Michael Cartellone drumming with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Photo by Doltyn Snedden, courtesy of Michael Cortellone.

Michael Cartellone drumming with Lynyrd Skynyrd. Photo by Doltyn Snedden, courtesy of Michael Cortellone.

The auction will officially begin on March 1 (through March 7) at this link, with the money from the winning bid going to the Cancer Support Community, the largest professionally led nonprofit network of cancer support worldwide. On this podcast episode, Cartellone will tell the story behind the Ronnie Van Zant portrait, explaining his background in painting and drumming and the joy of drumming for Lynyrd Skynyrd for 20-plus years.

To see more of Michael Cartellone's art go to his website, www.michaelcartellone.com.

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