It happened weeks ago, months now, but internet tasks are done in slow motion. Remember my band, Black Diamond Express Train to Hell? Well, we changed our name to The Battenkill Ramblers after the Martin section (so as not to be confusing I’ll explain: we had two people named Martin in the band) decided to jump ship. Or train as the case may be.
And then there were three.
Turns out the change has been really good. Sure, things sound a little different with two instruments out of the picture. But I like the parred-down sound a lot, and a three-headed band is just more flexible than a five-headed band. Maybe those epic tours through England and Ireland and the United States are going to end up happening after all. I sure hope so. We’ve already played four concerts. Train’s a rollin’. Stay tuned for the release of our next album which should be arriving in big cardboard boxes in the next few days…”around my grave, sing songs of joy.” I can’t wait to share.