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Band with local roots hosts debut CD release party, which will also assist Auburn non-profit

POSTED: July 31, 2014 10:17 a.m.
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Winder native Daniel Lee and the other memers of the Daniel Lee Band will be holding a CD release party at Wild Bill's in Atlanta on Saturday. All attendees are asked to bring a small essential for a child to support Auburn-based organization Adventure Bags, which assists children in crisis.

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Daniel Lee, born and raised in Winder, and his band have completed their first album, "Roots," and will hold a CD release party at Wild Bill’s in Atlanta on Saturday night.

It’s also a chance to help a good cause in Barrow.

Daniel Lee & The DLB (Daniel Lee Band), signed to Average Joe’s Entertainment, has partnered with Adventure Bags, Inc., an Auburn-based nonprofit organization which provides backpacks filled with comforting and essential items to children in crisis.

The band requests on its flyer for Saturday’s event that attendees bring a small, trial-sized essential for a child.

Lee said when the band’s manager told him about what Adventure Bags does and asked if he would partner with them, he said, "Definitely."

"That sounds like something I can really relate to because I had some friends growing up that were in foster care," Lee said. "And it’s not even just foster care; it’s helping kids out in general. It’s different. I think it’s something really unique."

Lee said that if beverage koozies that have been ordered come in by Saturday, whoever brings a contribution for Adventure Bags to the show will receive a free Wild Bills koozie.

Misty Manus, Co-Organizer for Adventure Bags, Inc., said the organization is excited about its partnership with Lee.

"With Daniel's ‘Roots’ CD release, Adventure Bags has already benefitted from the partnership with mentions and highlights of the organization on a local and national exposure level," Manus said.

The band’s website states that the group performs songs about the lives of "real blue collar folks" and is "on a mission to bring southern rock back to its rural roots."

"It’s not Rock. It’s not Country. It’s Southern," the site says.

The band, which has been playing together for about eight years, Lee said, does covers of other artists’ songs in addition to creating original work.

"We’re doing a little bit of old school blues and some modern country, and some heavy metal rock somewhere in there," Lee said. "But everything we do, we do our way."

Doors open for Daniel Lee’s Saturday show at 7:30 p.m. Two other groups will play at 8:30 and 9:30 (Coal Mountain Band and Georgia Red Clay respectively), and then Daniel Lee & The DLB will take over at 10:30.

Attendees must be at least 18 years old. Tickets may be purchased for $10 at

Lee said his band will be playing most of the songs on the "Roots" album on Saturday, as well as other songs they "really enjoy playing."

"It’s a celebration for all the success we’ve gotten, and for the music," Lee said. "It’s just going to be one of those awesome nights."

For more information on items needed for the children’s backpacks, visit or

Adventure Bags is also in the midst of preparations for its third annual motorcycle ride fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Cycle World of Athens in Bogart—an event for which they are still seeking sponsors. Pre-registration or sponsorship forms may be filled out on Adventure Bags’ website.



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