Donald Teplyske | May 9, 2011
The Bluegrass Blog has the story today that the majority of Flamekeeper members have parted ways with bandleader Michael Cleveland. Had only this news broken yesterday, my just published review of "Fired Up" wouldn't be out of date a day later.
I'm surprised this happened so abruptly given the history Cleveland has with his former bandmates, especially Jesse Brock and Tom Adams. Hopefully things work out positively for all involved. Considering the timbre of Michael Cleveland's announcement of the band changes, I imagine the parting was unwanted and perhaps even unexpected on Cleveland's part, but also taken in stride as a part of the business.
I suspect- and there is no basis for this beyond my imagination and a childhood obsession with connect-the-dot coloring books- that this means Jesse, Tom, and Marshall Wilborn will be performing together soon- perhaps in a newly reformatted Lynn Morris Band.
Either I'm right before others...or I'm very wrong!