Charleston City Paper believes that “what makes People’s Blues of Richmond estimable is its collective belief in the restorative powers of rock ‘n’ roll”

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The first time was an accident: At a show in Knoxville a few years back, guitarist Tim Beavers’ Gibson SG crapped out on him halfway through the band’s second set, so he took it off and threw it face-down, breaking it in two pieces.

The last few times, the destruction was intentional. Just a few weekends ago at a festival in northern Virginia called Pasture Palooza, bassist Matthew Volkes smashed a TV with an axe. In late June at Mebane, N.C.’s The Big What? Festival, Beavers smashed a guitar. Not his SG again — this time a cheapo, $100 Squier Stratocaster, but the effect was no less visceral. Beavers destroyed another dollar-bin guitar at a hometown show in Richmond that weekend, too. READ MORE…