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Zurn: "Playing with Ben and Robert again has really meant a lot to me. It's good for me to do things I used to do before I was in the service. It helps with my memory loss to see and do things I was once familiar with. Not to mention I get to just hang with the guys and play some old tunes that I love."
Grote: "Aaron's drive and constant desire to be better, not only on the bass guitar but in life in general. He is always working to be better at everything he does."
Zurn: Since we recorded our EP in November, we've gotten together every two weeks or so to jam. Being a part of this band helps keep my mind off things I shouldn't be thinking about. Instead of going back to my room and isolating myself and falling back into a depressive state, I can grab a guitar and get to work. My hand-eye coordination gets better and better the more I play."
STAILER COMES ALIVE
Zurn: "The idea to play a show came up after we recorded 'Finally Home.' We thought we may as well play a show together since we've come this far. Ben thought up the idea to have a benefit reunion show. We just want to have a great night and a great experience together and hopefully raise some money for a great cause."
Willis: "The thing we're all looking forward to the most is being on stage together again after 13 years. We haven't played together in such a long time, so it'll be amazing to get back up there and do it again for a good cause with our friends and families there."
Stailer’s EP “Finally Home” is available on iTunes, Spotify and other platforms. For more information on the nonprofit charity, visit www.operationfinallyhome.org.
WANT TO GO?
What: Stailer hosts a benefit for Operation Finally Home with the Leftovers and Blackwater
Where: Amvets Post 99, 1123 S. Brown School Road, Vandalia
When: 6 p.m. Saturday, April 28
More info: 937-890-6161