Sunday, July 08, 2007

THE ALLKNOWING~Knotty Pine-July 1, 2007

A benefit show was held for John Lynn *guitarist/The AllKnowing* on Sunday afternoon on July 1, 2007 at The Knotty Pine in Cincinnati Ohio (White Oak). John was in a major motorcycle accident a few months ago and has been back on the mend healing up. I'm happy to report that John is well on his way to being back to being 100 percent pre-bike crash!!
It was a fun day and lots and lots of friends and family in attendance donating lots of dollars to help with John's medical expenses. These days, health insurance only goes so far but never far enough!! Performing was Bad Habit, Hollywood, Prizoner, Twisted Fate and The AllKnowing.
The AllKnowing had guest guitarist and good friend to the band, Brian Tarter, sitting in that day for John. Brian Tarter gigs in a blues rock cover band called ACES HIGH. A big "THANK YOU" to Brian for helping out. He did a kick~ass job!! A big surprise was when bassist Jason VieBrooks' son, Aleks, came up and played bass (while Dad was on guitar) on the song "Be A Man". John Lynn joined in on guitar on that song as well and was having fun being back on stage! Aleks was great and seemed very much at home on stage performing. Aleks VieBrooks is only 12 years old and has been playing bass for about 2 years. Even tho this was his first real gig, he has played at some private family parties. Aleks credits his favs as Pantera, Static-X, Type O Negative and many others including his Dad. Look out world~you heard it hear first...Aleks VieBrooks is going to be bassist in demand!!!
Keeping it in the family, little sister Makayla VieBrooks was doing mic duty between sets with announcements of the raffle winners for the 3 guitars and 1 bass and the split-the-pot chances. She's got the performing bug too! Makayla is 8 years old and likes Brittney Spears and her current fav is Jesse McCartney. Looks like Makayla is going to be the next pop~princess!
For more updates on The AllKnowing~check out their page on myspace at or head to my page at and click on their profile on my top 4! Taking advantage of this down time, the band has been busy writing new material. They currently have a full length cd out which they self-released called "OURS FOR THE TAKING". The AllKnowing is currently seeking label representation.