We'd like everyone to know that Klyde Jones, Alan Gorrie's long-time lead vocal partner, and keyboard/bass/guitar wiz, is leaving AWB's grueling travel schedule to spend more time with his young family, and to get valuable home time to write and develop his new CD.
This is Klyde's eighth year with the band, and it has grown immensely in his time with us, as I'm sure all our fans can attest. The reaction this year has been fantastic from every quarter, and we are happy to have had such a great run with him. His last dates will be the upcoming West Coast tour: Seattle's Jazz Alley weekend, Yoshi's in Oakland, Anthology San Diego, and then Las Vegas' AWB fans should all look forward to the last hurrah from this particular AWB lineup.
Since the touring year is coming to an end, we will take time to consider and select who will be replacing our friend, and we'll be checking out a few talents whom people have brought to our attention. In the meantime, the Atlanta duo of Brent Carter on vocals and multi-instrumentalist Morris Pleasure will more than fill the gap, and we are looking forward to some exciting gigs with them in the band.
We wish Klyde all the best with his career from here onwards and thank him for his great contributions to the Average White Band and its ever-growing legions of avid supporters.