Acclaimed Nashville muralist Adrien has joined forces with punk band Jawbreaker. Together, the team hope to take a stand against gun violence.
Adrien’s lending his iconic “I Believe in Nashville” mural to the cause. Five “I Believe in Jawbreaker” posters will commemorate the band’s return to Nashville, where the band has planned special events.
Today, will debut their new documentary Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker and hold a Q&A at Franklin Theatre. Then on Sunday, the band will hold an instore at Grimey’s New + Preloved Music hosted by Vagrant Records co-founder Rich Egan.
Egan also manages Adrien, and introduced Jawbreaker to him. When both artists discovered their shared passion for gun control, they decided to donate the poster sale proceeds to Everytown For Gun Safety.
Said Egan, “I listen to Jawbreaker every day and if it weren’t for them, I’d still be waiting tables. Their music, ethics and uncompromising vision inspired me at age 18 to get off my ass, save up $600, and try to make a difference through punk rock. Here we are 30 years later and Adrien’s incredible art and his belief in its power to change lives has the same effect on me. To have even a small role in bringing them together is surreal.”