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NORTWEST MISSOURIAN
Return to Saving Abel
Tonight’s band discusses history, band style, influences in music
By Brian Johnson

Features Editor

Published: Thursday, October 15, 2009

Updated: Saturday, October 17, 2009

How did you come to name yourselves “Saving Abel?”

“We couldn’t get a gig because we didn’t have a name. One day we googled the story of Cain and Abel and we came across the line: ‘there was no saving abel’ and it just struck with us.”
How do you describe your passion for making music?


“I was raised in Mississippi and my whole family was music-related. I remember my dad had friends that would come over and they would play music. Then I remember seeing 3 Doors Down play and I decided I had to do this. Even if I had to eat nothing but Ramen noodles for a week straight, I was going to do it.”


How would you describe your sound?


“We’re definitely a band with a Southern rock edge. We are who we are and we’re definitely proud to be a Southern band.”


What is your favorite song to play?


“‘Drowning Facedown.’ It reminds me of the days when we would work 40 hours a week then drive to Tennessee to try to get the band going.”


Who are your influences?


“My biggest influence was 3 Doors Down. I became a huge fan especially after seeing them and figured out they were from Mississippi. I wanted to be just like Brad Arnold.”
What are your plans for the band in the future, say ten years down the road?


“Hopefully we’ll still be around. If you guys are still listening we’ll still be playing. We just want to keep working.”


What can Northwest expect from your show?


“It’s going to be a balls out rock show. We like to come out fast and then slow. It’s going to be a good show to see.”