Amplify Atlanta presents celebrated country crooner and double-neck “guit-steel” guitarist Junior Brown in a special charity concert benefitting Intown Collaborative Ministries — a neighborhood-based non-profit dedicated to preventing homelessness and hunger — on Friday, Oct. 24.
Amplify concerts are organized by Poverty Is Real, a Decatur-based 501(c)(3) that puts on concerts to recognize, celebrate, and support community heroes who work tirelessly, and often without recognition, to make Atlanta neighborhoods stronger. They use concerts and the power of live music to bring people together in the hopes that they, too, will support the community.
Junior Brown, a gifted songwriter and instrumentalist, has had a long, celebrated career in the music industry, and is best known for his hit song “Highway Patrol” and as the inventor of the double-neck “guit-steel” guitar.
Brown has released nine studio albums and appeared on the Billboard country chart twice since debuting his recording in 1993. Brown’s signature sound — which has influences of country, western swing, rock, bluegrass, and more — can also be heard on dozens of television and film soundtracks, including the 2005 remake of “Dukes of Hazard,” in which he also played the balladeer. His most recent claim to fame is as the artist behind the music video for AMC’s “Breaking Bad” spinoff, “Better Call Saul.”
Intown Collaborative Ministries will also be conducting a food drive at the show so don’t forget to bring 2 cans of food!
Tickets are $17.50 in advance, $20 day of show. Doors open at 7pm.