Thursday, February 2, 2012

Where's Dutch? The $1,000,000 Question

If you've been to a show recently you've noticed and probably asked Where's Dutch? In case you don't know, Dutch has been our spiritual leader and guitar player for the last 13 years and 12-1400 shows.

Dutch has been traveling for the last month and a half.

Anydoodles, it's very difficult for me to write the following sentence but...

For the foreseeable future Dutch will not be playing with us. 

He's alright. We're all alright. We love him very much and perhaps he'll come back in to the fold. Most bands break up after a year or 2. We've made it 13. And perhaps still more to come. We'll see what the future holds.

Until then we wish him nothing but the best of love and happiness. And we soldier on without his tasteful, genre-twisting, amazing guitar playing and ridiculously loving & hilarious personality. Some how. Some way.

Capably filling in for him in his stead have been alternately the wickedly inspiring Josh Norton and the incomparable Woody Aplanalp. Incapably filling in for him has also been me.

PC's 3 Piece Suit at the Whisky A-Go-Go in the year 2000. L-R: Dutch, Beachfoot Weil, PC, Jeff 'Bad Boy' Murad

Dutch recording Wet Dog Man at Radio Recorders studios in 2004. Photo by Melinda Dahl
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