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Albion resident gets to play drums, take a bow before 10,000

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 August 2013 at 12:00 am

Photos courtesy of Thom Jennings – Trevor Jennings, center, plays the drums with Rusted Root after the Pittsburgh band played an encore last night in North Tonawanda.

NORTH TONAWANDA – After Rusted Root played a concert before 10,000 fans at Gratwick Park in North Tonawanda last night, the band agreed to an encore.

But before the band would return to stage, they made Trevor Jennings come out and perform with them. Trevor, 19, was backstage with his father Thom Jennings, who helped promote the concert.

Thom and his son have known Rusted Root’s drummer Preach Freedom for a few years. He has encouraged Trevor, a former member of the Albion marching band, to keep drumming. Trevor is a student at Buffalo State College and he plays with the African Drum Ensemble at the college.

Last night he joined the band for the encore, and then was invited to take a final bow with the group.