Two local bands to perform benefit concert for ECI Technology Student Association

by | January 31, 2019 11:09 am

This Friday, February 1, at 7 p.m., two regional groups, The Dukes and Sam’s Drive-In Band, will be putting on a concert to benefit the Emanuel County Institute Technology Student Association. Funds from this benefit will be used to assist students attend state conference. The event will be held at the Swainsboro-Emanuel County Auditorium, and the cost for admission will be $5.

Ever imagined what it would be like to put together an “A-team,” a group of specific people who are some of the best at what they do? Well, that’s how The Dukes came together, and each member of the band has more to offer than simply being excellent at their instrument of choice. 

Drummer Frank Farr, a seasoned recording engineer, has a keen ear for detail and works hard to keep the band’s rhythms tight.

Keyboardist Jerry Roberson, who is a published songwriter in his own right, uses his gifts to hone the band’s vocal harmonies.

Guitarist Jay Stewart has not only written many of his own tunes but has also had a solo album that placed in the billboard jazz charts. Now, he lends his expertise to the arrangements that really set this group apart.

Bassist Sean Kent, also a singer/songwriter, has spent time fronting bands of his own in years past, and now he holds down the groove that keeps this group moving.

Last but certainly not least, lead vocalist Kendall Hadden has paid his dues onstage for years, fronting bands, leading vocal groups, and sometimes even being behind the scenes running sound. He now shines as this group’s energetic frontman! 

Sam’s Drive-In Band is one of…

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