Hey guys, this is David. I wanted to take a moment to update you guys on something that’s going on in my life, and consequently the life of the band. Immediately following Purple Door Festival, I will be leaving for Texas to attend college this semester. I will be living with my family, who I have scarcely seen over the last couple of years because of how busy we have been with touring. I am very excited for the opportunity to go, and I wanted to publicly thank the band for allowing me the time off to pursue school. It’s like the wise Derek Zoolander once said regarding the importance of education: “I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.”
I will only be gone for this one semester, and after that I plan on returning to my comrades on the road. This decision will in no way affect the band, and Mike Mains & The Branches have some awesome tours coming up for the rest of the year. I am excited to see how much the band grows this fall, and I look forward to returning with great anticipation. As of now, no decision has been made as to who will be playing drums for the band in my absence. But of the names that have been discussed so far, I have confidence in every one of them. My drum parts aren’t super difficult at all, and my personal motto is that playing drums is 90% enthusiasm anyway! Please continue to support the band and come out to their shows. I think they will be selling a shirt with my face on it, so, it’s pretty much like I’ll still be there.
I will continue to write blogs, though probably not quite as regularly as the rest of the guys. I am hoping that Mr. Nathan Wethy, the gentleman playing bass for us now, will soon be contributing on here as well. Thank you all so much for all of your love and support. I will miss you all, and I look forward to seeing you on the road next year.
Grace and Peace