Bio: James Atwell (Vocals/Guitar), Greg Kemp (Guitar), Jason Abarca (Drums) and Adam MacKinnon (Bass)More Info
Join us at The 120 Tavern on Thursday, April 3rd for Saving Abel w/ Fatcastor, South City Riot and Floored!!!! Since 2008 Saving Abel has embodied the definition of “Southern Rock.” Even before their “Self Titled” debut LP, they were barnstorming the country making fans everywhere they went by being themselves. Simple, down home, charming, country-boys with immeasurable talent that was destined to take them straight to the top. Their first single, “Addicted” did just that, reaching number one on several charts and the follow-up singles “18 Days” and “Drowning (Face Down)” helped sell over 750,000 copies of their debut album. They toured heavily in support of this album, playing with Buckcherry and Avenged Sevenfold, and later on Nickelback, in arenas across North America. Night after night, the boys would go back to the bus with their ears ringing from 15,000 fans screaming their lyrics. In January of 2014 the band embarked on a new chapter, as singer Jared Weeks and drummer Michael McManus left to pursue solo careers. Saving Abel, working with their new manager Jeff Hanson, found Trash The Brand singer Scotty Austin and drummer Steven Pulley to join the band. Knowing that a lead singer change could have dire consequences, Austin immediately took to fans at every show and established that he was not here to fill someone’s shoes, but rather, he was here to take the band farther than they’ve ever been while maintaining the legacy that had been established.
Joey Huffman , a local ATL musician, was diagnosed with a brain tumor on 10/1/2013 and it must be surgically removed immediately. Joey has played keys for the likes of drivin' n' cryin', Soul Asylum, Liz Melendez and Hank Williams Jr. just to name a few. His surgery is set for 11/14/2013, which will cost $80,000 (estimate from hospital). He does not have private medical insurance. The medical bills are already starting to pile up from the tests, specialists, etc. that were needed to even get the diagnosis and then a surgery set, with an avalanche to follow. This benefit serves to relieve Joey of some financial stress and get him on the road to recovery. There will be LIVE music, raffles, prizes and much fun to be had here at The 120 Tavern & Music Hall on Friday, November 8th! Most importantly all proceeds raised from this event will go directly to Joey to help pay his medical bills. Lineup TBA within the next few days! Tickets: minimum $10 donation Battle and Brew gift cards, Mystic Owl (tattoo/piercing gift cards), Salon Red (Haircut and color gift cards) if you cannot make it and would like to make a donation, the link is below! http://www.gofundme.com/HelpForHuffman MUSIC BY: Gasoline Bros. South City Riot Liz Melendez The Higher Choir Mike Martin (featuring Kerry Denton of Mother's Finest and Scott Williams of The Dreaded Marco) The ATHENS band Hailey Fletcher