Musical gear, trailer stolen from Drivin' N Cryin'

Atlanta rock band Drivin' N' Cryin' was doing just that after more than $50,000 in musical gear, and their trailer, was stolen Saturday morning near Macon.

Manager Kenneth Green told the AJC the group played a gig Friday night at The Hummingbird in Macon and at about 3 a.m. had retired to a La Quinta Inn when band members went out for a late meal.

When the band returned at about 3:45 a.m. to the hotel on I-75's Exit 169, the trailer was gone, said Green.

Missing is a black 5-feet by 10-feet Quicksilver trailer with band stickers on the back.

The trailer contained "a lot of unique custom gear" including a 1969 Ampeg SVT bass amp head, Marshall guitar amps and a vintage gold sparkle Slingerland drum kit, said Green.

The group's guitars were in a separate vehicle that drove ahead to Atlanta.

The band's next gig is scheduled Friday in Bainbridge. Green said The Allman Brothers and Chris Griffin of Griffin Mastering in Atlanta have offered to help with temporary replacement gear, but he hopes police, or a helpful fan, will locate their equipment before then.

Anyone with information can e-mail Green at kennethjgreen@gmail.com.

"No questions asked," said Green.

Drivin' N' Cryin', known for '80s hits "Scarred but Smarter" and "Straight to Hell," features singer-guitarist Kevn Kinney, bassist Tim Nielsen, guitarist Mac Carter and drummer Dave Johnson.

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