Lost Trailers call it a day
Friday, June 4, 2010
– The Lost Trailers are apparently calling it a day by the end of the year.
The group, which had a hit with Holler Back in 2008, is continuing to tour, but members will pursue other musical endeavors.
The group lists 23 dates on its web site, some with the Country Throwdown Tour and some on their own. The final date listed is Sept. 11 in South Jacksonville, Ill.
"I'm thrilled to finish playing out the shows on the calendar for our fans," lead singer Ryder Lee said in an interview with GACTV. "We've been blessed to have their unending support over the years."
Ryder and songwriter Stokes Nielson performed together in a Virginia high school. Drummer Jeff Potter, keyboard player Andrew Nielson and bass player Manny Medina later joined the group.
An invite from Willie Nelson to play at his annual July 4th picnic in Austin was a career boost.
"We started this band as a bunch of high school friends with a dream of making music, and we've taken that dream to incredible places that have opened a lot of doors for us," Stokes Nielson said. "I look forward to thanking the fans on our tour dates throughout this year; they've always been there for us."
"I'm very much looking forward to the next phase of my career," Ryder said.
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