Smart Bets: The Stump Mutts

The four men who make up the Asheville-based rock band The Stump Mutts are all fathers, and three of them have daughters in middle school. Fed up with gun violence in schools, Neal Ward (lead vocals/guitars), Derek Allen (guitars), John Lindsey (bass/keys/synth) and Patrick Wells (drums) wrote the song “#SaveMe” the day after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. All proceeds from the song’s online sales will be donated to the nonprofit group Everytown for Gun Safety, as will funds raised at the group’s This is Not a Drill concert Sunday, May 27, at 3 p.m. at Salvage Station. Local grunge rock duo The Styrofoam Turtles and teen rockers Uncle Kurtis open. Suggested $15 donation. Photo by Aubrie Shramko


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About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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