Bobby and John have each resided in Cobb County for most of their lives. When they started their downtown Marietta law firm in 2017, they wanted to make sure they were giving back to the community—both through charitable donations and by bringing amazing music to Marietta. Since 2017, Bobby and John have brought Mike Cooley of the Drive-By Truckers and Rhett Miller of the Old 97s to Marietta to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Communities in Schools. These concerts have raised more than $20,000. While the COVID pandemic prevented Bobby and John from putting on a show in 2020, they are honored to bring Six Strings back to the historic Strand theater with Farm Aid: A Concert to Benefit McKenna Farms.
McKenna Farms’ mission is to provide innovative therapeutic programs and resources for children with special needs and their families. With over 23 therapists, they treat over 500 children (age zero to 21) every week. McKenna Farms provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy as well as therapeutic riding on their horses. They offer these resources for children with autism, developmental delay, Down Syndrome, and any number of other needs. McKenna Farms is currently raising money to begin doing aqua therapy to add to their therapeutic services, which are provided for children throughout the Cobb County and metro area.
On November 12, 2021, Bobby and John are proud to bring platinum-selling artist Cracker to the Strand. Cracker, originally from Richmond, Virginia, has been consistently putting out amazing music since the early 1990s and continue to amaze audiences with their live show. Please do whatever you can to come see some mind-blowing music in the heart of Marietta and raise money for a truly important charity!
Cracker has been described as a lot of things over the years: alt-rock, Americana, insurgent-country, and have even had the terms punk and classic-rock thrown at them. But more than anything Cracker are survivors. Cofounders Lowery and Hickman have been at it for almost a quarter of a century – amassing ten studio albums, multiple gold records, thousands of live performances, hit songs that are still in current radio rotation around the globe (“Low,” “Euro-Trash Girl,” “Get Off This” and “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out With Me” to name just a few), and a worldwide fan base – that despite the major sea-changes within the music industry – continues to grow each year.
Bellwether Station formed in 2009 when attorneys Bobby Johnson (bass), Chris Fox (vocals and guitar), David Garner (lead guitar), and Chris Kelly (drums) concluded — in the midst of their hectic professional lives — that playing music, and playing music together, is a vital and necessary part of who they are. After entering (and winning) the Atlanta Bar Association’s “LawJam,” the band holed up at Chase Park Transduction in Athens and recorded its self-titled debut album, released in 2012. A follow-up is currently in the works.
Bellwether Station plays rock and roll. They write their own songs — blending the raucous and jubilant with the desperate and downtrodden, but always striving to tell stories that are honest and true. Inspirations are wide-ranging, with the band’s sound incorporating elements that twang alongside those that clang and collapse into feedback. The term “Americana” gets used sometimes, but the band prefers “Y’allternative.” Bellwether Station freely and happily acknowledges that Bob Wills is still the king.
Johnson & Alday is a local Marietta law firm, specializing in personal injury and worker’s compensation cases. With over 40 years of experience, Bobby and John have successfully handled every aspect of these cases, from opening a claim with an insurance company to jury trials to arguing before appellate courts. They have recovered millions of dollars for their clients and are proud to help serve the Cobb County community with their legal services and charitable endeavors. Please feel free to visit the firm’s website at johnsonalday.com or call them at (678) 967-4040.
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