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Local band supports Disabled Veterans with free concert

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Photo courtesy: Last Chance Casanova Facebook page Photo courtesy: Last Chance Casanova Facebook page

Helping out veterans by doing what they love...playing music. That's what one local band decided to do.

After helping out with the disabled American veterans store in Joplin before, the alternative rock band 'Last Chance Casanova' came up with the idea to perform a free concert hoping to gather a crowd to the store to support veterans.

"My dad's a veteran in the Vietnam war and did 3 tours over there. And I just decided one day, came in here said hey you guys need some help. Veterans day is coming up so, why don't we do something for the people to raise money for the vets?" says lead singer and guitarist, Alex Fuhr.

The free concert took place at the DAV Thrift Store in Joplin, along 7th street.

"We take donations from everyone in the public, everyone in the area. We resell it and all that money goes back to help disabled veterans, And we have disabled American veterans all over the four state area. And all over the world really." says assistant store manager, Adam Wiles.

"People of our generation have a hard time with the military and war and stuff, so really supporting our troops isn't necessarily supporting the war, and there are people that are citizens in this country that go to places and do what they need to keep us safe." says drummer, Nate Robusto.

"People have started going to thrift because of the economy, the way it is. And a lot of younger people are starting to shop in thrift. So they bring in a new crowd." Wiles.

"It's a lot of fun to play for crowds and get support and we try to build support in all of our demographics, and even if we're just playing at the DAV, we're helping people help raise money for veterans, and we just love the support." says Bassist, Jad Rahmeh.

Last Chance Casanova is currently working on their full length album with Studio 2100 in Springfield, MO.

For more information on the band, you can visit their Facebook page or copy this link into your browser:
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