It’s been more than a year since anyone has seen J.R. Top‘s chin. When the frontman for Sweetwater Abilene and Pilot Whale (and theremin player for The BoogeyMen) stopped shaving below the chin he had no idea he would wind up with the wavy auburn facial mane he sports today. But grow, curl and wave it did, and the result is arguably the most distinctive feature in the Springfield Music Scene.
Now Mr. Top’s beard is coming off for a good cause, and you can be the one with shears in hand to do it. Find out how after the break.
Top is holding an auction Tuesday, May 12 at Lindberg’s for the right to shave his beard, with all the proceeds going to AIDS Project of the Ozarks. The auction begins at 8 p.m. Imagine: With the right bid you can be front and center to begin a new era for local-music facial hair. Come early, come in droves and bid high; you’re helping a good cause in the process.