Local Music Community Turns Out for Local Family

Its the unexpected deaths that wreak the most havoc on family and friends. On February 28th, a single car accident ended in tragedy for Billy Atwell of Taneytown.  As it turns out, a lot of local musicians knew the Atwells and donated their time and talent to help raise funds for the family’s expenses.  

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Eric Dee and Steve Reed of the Serious Jokers

For a small donation, you could enjoy Gringo Jingo Santana Tribute, Half Serious, Sideways the Band and an impromptu Serious Jokers reunion for those of you who remember.  If you don’t remember, that’s okay too; but you will love this cool bass solo at 40 seconds compliments of Eric Dee.  If you need more bass after that, you can check him out with his new band Orenda Scars on May 27th at the Ottobar.


A big thank you to all of the professional musicians and others who offered their time free of charge. Tony Grimm photography provided excellent pics of the family and the bands, you can find them on his Facebook page.  Meanwhile, have a look at the sights and sounds of the benefit.

Don’t forget to press the HD button!




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