Despite impressive efforts by fans of the veteran Atlanta rock band in multiple states, Drivin N Cryin manager Kenneth Green tells us the whereabouts of the act’s stolen trailer remains a mystery nearly a month after the theft.
On September 11, the band was gigging in Macon and awoke to discover that their trailer containing all the DNC instruments and stage gear had been stolen from the hotel parking lot.
Aside from three pieces of gear that later turned up in an Atlanta pawn shop and a photo ID of a man suspected of pawning the instruments, clues have been scarce.
“This has been quite a blow to the band both financially and emotionally,” Green tells us. “Drivin N Cryin is a hard working, working man’s band and the stolen items were the tools of their trade.”
However, the 25-year-old band has been blown away by the good will of friends and fans.
For example, road case company Georgia Case has built and delivered all brand-new road cases for DNC without asking for a dime (DNC has insisting on shooting a print ad for the company as a way of saying thanks).
Avatar Events Group and Crossover Entertainment Group, meanwhile, each provided the band with loaner gear so DNC could continue their fall tour. “Without them,” explains Green, “the show would not have gone on.”
A mystery fan even sent the band a check for $10,000 to help in the purchasing of new gear. Fans all over the Internet have reached out on the band’s website and Facebook pages to offer trailers and instruments to the guys.
As a way to say thanks for the outpouring of kindness, DNC is returning to the scene of the crime on Oct. 14 to play a charity show at the Cox Capitol Theatre in Macon. The show is in conjunction with the Georgia Music Hall of Fame for MusiCares and The Bibb County Mentors Project.
Also on the bill: Col. Bruce Hampton, Angie Aparo, Abby Owens and Dead Confederate‘s Hardy Morris.
For more info, visit the benefit concert’s event page on Facebook.