Jimmie Goes Fishing

Captain Matt Valliere, the award-winning master fisherman and owner of St. Augustine Florida based Backwater Tour Company got the honor of hosting a music superstar on a Redfish expedition. Jimmie Van Zant, part of the famous musical family of Lynyrd Skynyrd, wanted a brake after his recent studio stint putting the finishing touches on his newest single “Unfinished Life”.

“I grew up in Jacksonville listen to Free Bird and Sweet Home Alabama, when I heard Jimmie wanted to catch some fish, I had to take him out,” sad Matt Valliere the fishing ledged of East Central Florida. “He came with fishing in mind and we did great but he let me hear the new songs, and wow, that sound never gets old.”

Jimmie Van Zant commented, “We had a lot of fun; I am a fan of Captain Matt now!” VanZant’s new single “unfinished life” is in in sneak preview on YouTube, “The response has been great, getting back to my roots in Florida has centered me again and this song reflects the roots my mom instilled back in Jacksonville.” Jimmie Van Zant’s solo career includes the theme for the popular TV series “The Sopranos”

Captain Matt Valliere is known as the fisherman’s fisherman, not only a sought after guide, but a top competitive fisherman as well. Matt won awards in the recent IFA Redfish Tour and plans to hit the tour again this year. “Fishing is my life, some see “captain” as a job and they do it well, I captain to be out fishing, I’m out fishing whether or not I have a charter.”

Captain Matt Valliere is available exclusively through Backwater Tour Company 904-509-1662, and bookings are made up to a year in advance to accommodate out of town fisherman from all over the world coming to the Orlando/Daytona/St. Augustine area. Jimmie Van Zant’s new single “Unfinished Life” can be seen on YouTube now and will be included in the playlist of his world tour “Feels like Freedom” this summer.

Matt will be fishing!

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