Dear subdudes fans –
First of all our BBQ on September 7th is now sold out. Unfortunately the band received some tragic news about 10 days ago. Johnny Ray Allen, a founding member and original bassist, passed away in New Orleans at age 56. So far unknown causes is all that I have heard, although his wife disclosed that he did have some kind of heart condition.
I have known the subdudes almost since inception and of course feel terrible about all this. I have talked with Tim Cook a few times over the past week. The “reunion tour” is now a “tribute to Johnny Ray” and Tim, who has been the subdudes’ bassist and my main contact for the past 10 years, will be joining the guys. They have already played a couple of shows this past weekend in Colorado, their home base. Tim said they were packed houses and very emotional experiences. They are very much looking forward to you west coast fans.
Just a reminder that TOMMY MALONE will also be playing his own show on Friday night, September 12th. With his band, Tommy will be performing songs from his new critically acclaimed CD “Poor Boy”. Tickets are still available for that show.
We will see you all soon.