Brian Maw and I decided to part ways this weekend. It’s too bad. I loved playing with the Maw/Preston/Hunter trio. But Brian wanted to put a different band together–a more conventional rock band, as opposed to the decidedly unconventional trio–and the fact that I had to travel 2250 miles every time the band had a gig made the whole thing very difficult for everyone. So it’s over. The EP project I announced last week is going forward, but there won’t be harmonica on it. Brian wants a record that represents the new sound of the band, and the band’s new sound lacks harmonica.
Like I said: too bad. But as Donald O’Connor said just after being fired in “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Thanks! Now I can start starving and write my symphony.” I have other projects in the works, and I’m looking forward to working on them.