HGR Local Music News 6/1/14

In Local Music News…

A special benefit show is coming together to help out an area family who lost their house to fire recently. The “Rise from the Ashes” benefit will help out Daniel Stephen and his family, whose home was destroyed by fire in March. The benefit will take place on Friday night, June 13 at The Bottom Den in Stoystown; and feature several bands and acoustic performers. Donating their talents that evening will be the bands Inside Out, Undercover, Octane, Skell and Rust; along with acoustic performers Justin Garman, Jason DeWitt and John Evanisko. The music will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The Hawks Blues Band has changed their handle. Since enlisting new bass player Hunter James, the group will now be known as Mahoney B. and the Blacksnakes. The group performed last night at Teriz Place in Altoona.

And classic rockers Cottonmouth have a new bass player, as Tim Kelly recently returned to action to join the group’s lineup.

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