iiird Tyme Out hires new band member

Tuesday, July 17, 2007 – Edgar Loudermilk, who was in Marty Raybon's band, will join iiird Tyme Out. Loudermilk will replace Roy Deaton on bass. He announced earlier this year that he would leave the bluegrass band.

Loudermilk will join the group "sooner than we expected," according to their web site. "Ray has recently decided that July 26, 2007 (in Columbus, Ohio) will be his final performance with the band, and Edgar will start, full-time, on July 28, 2007 in Cedartown, Ga."

Deaton was involved in starting iiird Tyme Out. He also produces and does booking.

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