Ch ch ch changes!
Dreams Underfoot is experiencing another personnel change. I (tshuma
, Tanwen, Xtyn, etc.) will be leaving the band, in preparation for moving, setting up a new house, and resuming my last two years of school.
I'd always intended this to be a short run. snakefeathers
originally asked me to become their lead instrument when his former melody player had to cut and run due to life things, and they had a gig in something like six or eight weeks. Their first gig, in fact. I knew I'd commit through that gig, and then we'd see what happened next. I knew (and shared with them) that when I returned to school, I'd need to take time off. Then we had another gig. And another....and I could never leave, because there was always the next gig for which to prepare. But leave I must.
So, that's it. The band has been in somewhat of a lull since our last gig, adding a few new tunes and polishing up the sets we already have, and we don't yet have another gig scheduled. It was a good time to effect the change. The good news is that chilipants
plays the same instruments I do (and more!) and is generally better at them (cause hey, she's been doing it longer, and more dedicatedly, you know?), and she sings in much the same range that I do. It means losing some of the neat byplay of us both playing whistles, or trading off solos between the harmonica and the whistle, but she can easily step into my shoes as lead musician and take the band in whole new directions. It'll be great.
And yes, I'll miss them. But now I get to be their official biggest fan!
Watch this space for upcoming shows at the Printers Cafe in Palo Alto, and more.