LOGAN — In order raise funds for the continued medical costs their bass player, Chris Hunter, local band One Horse Town will stage a free benefit concert Saturday Sept. 19 at The Barn in Peach Creek, West Virginia. One Horse Town will be joined in concert by local band Hammerdown.
Hunter was injured in a motorcycle accident earlier this year and has endured a long, continual road to recovery since. Mike Baisden, percussionist for One Horse Town explained the event saying, “Chris [Hunter] is our bass player and our brother. He was leaving work and wrecked his motorcycle. He’s lucky to be alive. We’re trying to raise some money to help…Chris is a good Christian man. Chris the kind of guy who always lends a helping hand if you need it — an all around great guy.”
Admission to the event will be free; however, to help allay the mounting medical costs associated with Hunter’s recovery, attendees are being encouraged by organizers to give a charitable donation. Proceeds from concession sales at the event will also go toward helping Hunter. Event organizers are also encouraging attendees to bring a covered dish.
One Horse Town are not strangers to helping band members through hardship. The band has previously staged a benefit concert for another member whose house burned down.
Owners of The Barn, Brenda and Glen “Houn’ Dog” Adkins donated the use of the venue for the fundraiser, and, even though The Barn usually stages weddings and parties, Glen Adkins stated he was happy to do his part to help Hunter saying, “We’re just tickled to death we have a place we can do this.”
Baisden stated that Glen Adkins approached the band and offered the use of The Barn for a benefit concert. Baisden made it clear he spoke for the entire band when he said, “Glen [Adkins] is always there to lend a helping hand when somebody needs it. We would like to give a huge thank you to Glen Adkins.”
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at [email protected]