Dear Guv’nahs fans,
We write to you today to explain some changes within our lineup. Chris Doody, keyboardist and founding member of the band, is no longer a member of The Dirty Guv’nahs. His last show with us was New Year’s Eve in Knoxville.
We will let Chris explain his decision to move on at the bottom of this blog. We support his decision to start a new chapter in his life and are grateful for the seven years he spent with us. Chris will always be our brother; we’ve had countless fun times together and we all continue to remain great friends.
As we mentioned, this change occurred a few months back. Since that time our friend Kevin Hyfantis has been manning the keyboards at our live shows and will be continuing on our summer tour. A multi-instrumentalist and singer, Kevin has played with many groups over the years, most recently with our pals The Black Cadillacs. We’re thrilled to have him join us for our upcoming shows.
We’re really excited about what the future holds for our band. New music is in the works and we’re having an incredible time on tour. We thank you all so much for your continued support and can’t wait to see you on the road!
A message from Chris:
To The Greatest Fans In The World,
First and foremost, I want to say thank you to each and every one of you. I want you to know how much your support has meant to me over the past seven years. This band has been one of the best adventures of my life. It would have never been possible without you.
I also want to say thank you to the five men who I have had the opportunity to share the stage with. Their friendship has been a blessing. Being in a band means more than just performing together. It also means walking through life together in close proximity. I couldn’t ask for a better group of friends to share this amazing experience with.
The next chapter in my life is an exciting one. My wife and I are happy to announce that we’re expecting our first child in October. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to be at home with my family. Please know that I will always support this band and the men who play in it. I’m grateful that they have amazing people like you who continue to support them as well.
In the words of Jeff Buckley – “The mystery of music is that it’s a language for something that has no language; it’s an expression for something that can’t be expressed. But it is expressed. Just the existence of music is totally audacious.”
Here’s to audacity.