Friction Band

From left, Carson Wolff, Jackson Crim and Sammy Effron rehearse at Sandy Springs Music. Not pictured is the band's drummer, Zach Friedman. 

DUNWOODY, Ga. — Teens who turn out to Dunwoody Food Truck Thursdays next week may see some familiar faces up on stage. Friction, a band made up of four local high schoolers, will be playing the event.

Friction includes Carson Wolff on bass, Zach Friedman on drums, Jackson Crim as lead guitarist and Sammy Effron on vocals and rhythm guitar.

Friction mostly plays ’70s and ’80s classic rock, they said. Fans will hear hits like “Hold the Line” by Toto, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses and “Jump” by Van Halen.

The four boys met when they were students at Davis Academy and have been playing as a band for two years.

“We were all in [music] class together, and we all knew that each other played certain instruments,” Friedman said. “We had all wanted to be in a band.”

The band cut their teeth playing Bar Mitzvas and birthdays, and recently won the Dunwoody Battle of the Bands and performed in the showcase position at Dunwoody Lemonade days.

“It’s fun to do what we love to do and make other people happy,” Effron said.

The group also plays for charity fundraisers for groups like the Ronald McDonald House and the Songs For Kids Foundation.

Friction’s future gigs include Food Truck Night at Brook Run Park on Thursday, Aug. 29. The band has also been selected to play at the Dunwoody Recreation Winter Wonderland Festival in December.

To hear some samples of the band, visit

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