For those who haven't heard, Erik Kutzler, our irresistibly geeky, pez collecting bass player, has moved on to start a new life in Richmond, VA. He is also engaged to be married later this year.
We are very happy for him (and Christa), but it has left quite a void for us. The search for a bassist is on.
In the mean time, Scott and I have begun tracking a new EP. The EP will once again be recorded at our lockout, mixed and produced by us, and will hopefully be complete in a couple months.
We won't be able to afford any duplication this time, so the tracks will most likely only be available as downloads (or on homemade CD-Rs).
And what about Wes? (you may ask). Many of you know that we spent last year basically playing as a 3 piece band because Wes (also known as Jack) was working out of state for most of the year. Given the nature of his work, it isn't realistic for us to expect him to be regularly available. All that said, Jack is the man, and we love his style and input. He will most likely be contributing to the new EP, and appear on stage with us from time to time.
While all of this is going on, I've been playing the occasional acoustic gig on my own, and trying out some new material. The next acoustic gig is March 8 in Venice at the Air Conditioned Super Club.
As always, thank you so much for your interest and support.
John / bridgework