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A Change in Direction

JedMarum 04 Feb 01 - 11:45 PM
Lonesome EJ 04 Feb 01 - 11:48 PM
Amos 05 Feb 01 - 12:23 AM
katlaughing 05 Feb 01 - 12:25 AM
folk1234 05 Feb 01 - 12:01 PM
Wesley S 05 Feb 01 - 01:30 PM
catspaw49 05 Feb 01 - 01:59 PM
Sarah2 05 Feb 01 - 02:29 PM
Pseudolus 05 Feb 01 - 02:36 PM
jeffp 05 Feb 01 - 03:04 PM
Wesley S 05 Feb 01 - 03:08 PM
catspaw49 05 Feb 01 - 03:21 PM
JedMarum 05 Feb 01 - 06:13 PM
Biskit 05 Feb 01 - 06:18 PM
Jim the Bart 07 Feb 01 - 02:22 PM
Seamus Kennedy 07 Feb 01 - 04:36 PM
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Subject: A Change in Direction
From: JedMarum
Date: 04 Feb 01 - 11:45 PM

I've have made a significant change in music direction, or at least in the direction of my music activity. It might be a bit odd to bother posting a thread on the subject, but the issue has some Mudcat impact - so I thought it best to start the thread.

I was asked to audition for a band that has been formed to back a Texas-based, up-and-coming Nashville star named Chris Johnson, (a truly fine female vocalist). I auditioned, liked the folks, liked the plan, was offered a position with that band and I accepted. We will begin working together in rehearsal and (demo)recording studios very soon. I expect we'll be working Texas and the Southwest region by Spring. It is our intention to remain Texas-based for the first year, at least.

Sadly, the new position means that I will be giving up the solo and Eammons Kitchen work that I have enjoyed so much over the last year - and that was a difficult decision, but the new position is a very professional organization with excellent industry backing and I am looking forward to the new challenge.

'Texas Attitude,' as the band is called, will be making a formal announcement within the next couple of months. Their website will contain information about schedule and events, etc. and I expect I'll post links to that site here when it becomes avaiable.

While I am excited about the new opportunity and things to come, I am heavy hearted about what I leave behind. I feel truly blessed by the Eammon's Kitchen experience, especially the close freindships - and I have been very lucky indeed over the last 18 months or so, to have played Folk and Celtic music at so many places around the US. I take those experiences and friendships with me - and I hope I leave as much behind.


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 04 Feb 01 - 11:48 PM

Good luck, Jed! See you on CMT...


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: Amos
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 12:23 AM

Jed, it's a fine thing to move ahead, and to unleash the past. And I am sure you're looking at a better class of income, at least steadier. So all things considered, it's a right choiuce as well as a bold adventure. Prosperity and delight be with you throughout!

Regards

A


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 12:25 AM

Congratulations, Jed! That sounds really exciting...and there's plenty of room for fond memories and good friends regardless, eh?

Keep us posted, please!

kat


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: folk1234
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 12:01 PM

"....changes in latitude, changes in attitude". May your change in direction be full of gratitude. Will you now be know as a 'Country Celtic', Celtic Western, or a 'Folk Western' artist? Best wishes to you and the band.
Sincerely,
Phil


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: Wesley S
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 01:30 PM

Whatever Texas Attitude was in the past I'm sure they will be greatly improved and benefit from you joining the band. They're lucky to have you. Best of luck.


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 01:59 PM

Well Geeziz Jed!!!! That's pretty damn exciting and anyone here who's not excited for you can see me for an ass-kickin'!

Seriously, congrats of course and I think we all can understand your mixed emotions. This is such a good opp for you and like everyone has said, I wish you not only the best, but they're lucky to have you.....and we'll be waiting to here about some CMT/TNN stuff. And I'd hope you might still drop by here and speak with us huh???

Great Job Jed.....You deserve it!!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: Sarah2
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 02:29 PM

Well, curses, she said selfishly. I was truly hoping to get you back to the Celtic Fest here again. Oh, well, at least I got four good songs ripped off your CD...

Congratulations, good luck and blessings upon you, Jed. Don't forget, once a Mudcat...

Sarah


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: Pseudolus
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 02:36 PM

folk1234,

I think that would be "folkin Country".

Best of luck Jed....

Frank


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: jeffp
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 03:04 PM

My most heart-felt congratulations!!!!!! Will they let you play your Larrivee? I'll be looking forward to hearing more about your experiences.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: Wesley S
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 03:08 PM

By the way - are you going to give up your day job?? And if you need someone to look after your 000 12 fret Santa Cruz let me know. No charge buddy.


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: catspaw49
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 03:21 PM

Yeah Wes.....good point! And when you get those contracts for playing "Brand That Pays"....I'll keep an eye on the Jumbo Larrivee for you.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: JedMarum
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 06:13 PM

Thanks all, for the kind wishes! And yes, so far atleast - I get to play the Jumbo Larrivee. I hope it will become an important part of our sound - so substitutes won't be allowed! I've been encouraged to bring along Emily (my little reconfigured Backpacker) - but they haven't seen it yet. They may change their minds when they do! I will get some banjo and harmonica in too, it appears.


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: Biskit
Date: 05 Feb 01 - 06:18 PM

Congratulations Jed I was really looking forward to your coming to Tucson though,....


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: Jim the Bart
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 02:22 PM

Just saw this and wanted to wish you good luck. Hope the promises are true and the compromises worth the effort. You seem to be a person who will be a lot more than just grist for their mill, so to speak. I'm sure you will find benefit in the experience, regardless of the how it plays out.

Hope I get to see you on the T & V one of these days.
Bart


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Subject: RE: A Change in Direction
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 07 Feb 01 - 04:36 PM

You go, girl!! No wait! This is Jed, isn't it? Sorry.. You go, guy! Well the shit-kickers have stolen another celtoid from us, dammit. And all the best for the future, Jed.

Seamus


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