Roswell CVB | CIGAR STORE INDIANS with ALONG FOR THE RIDE @ FTE'S BACK PORCH!
September 10

CIGAR STORE INDIANS with ALONG FOR THE RIDE @ FTE'S BACK PORCH!

Cigar Store Indians are an American rockabilly band from Crabapple, Georgia. The band formed in the summer of 1991 when singer/songwriter Ben Friedman moved back home from a year and a half stint playing in NYC. He met through a creative loafing ad lead guitar player Jimmy "Lownote" Lavender and they began working together on a vintage sound. Both musicians shared a love for the 1950s blues/country sound (called rockabilly music). Ben's childhood friend, drummer Frances "Fast Pedal" Farran was enlisted to play the drums. Many nights were spent practicing in "Fast Pedal" Farran's shed.

In 1995, after developing a large fan base in and around Atlanta, the band was offered their first recording contract on Landslide Records. It featured Lavender on lead guitar, new member Keith Perissi on Bass, Farran on drums, and Friedman on guitar and vocals. The record was produced and engineered by Rodney Mills and recorded in Atlanta at Triclops studio. Constant touring and memorable songs landed the self-titled first release to #3 on the Gavin Americana Charts. Highlights included an extended tour with the Squirrel Nut Zippers.

Atlanta band Along for the Ride brings a fiery set of jam-oriented Americana to the stage. AFTR is fronted by lead singers Patrick Webb and Scott Hitch, and features lead guitarist AC Johnson, and the always-chuggin’ rhythm section Brendan Parnell (bass) and Craig Savage (drums).

On any night of the week, AFTR will conjure an ever-evolving web of choice jams channeling the Dead, ‘Panic, and ABB. After they’re good ‘n loose, they’ll fire off some rounds of Grade-A Straight-Ahead All-American Rocknroll through a rusty shotgun handed down from their renegade country forefathers.

Along for the Ride has been rollin’ down the road for more than ten good solid years now, regularly gigging throughout the metro Atlanta area and into the great beyond.

  • Admission: 27.5
  • Location: From The Earth Brewing
  • Time: 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • 1570 Holcomb Bridge Rd
  • Roswell, GA, 30076