We have had more than our fair share of bass players over the years. There were those who went away mad and those who just went away. For the past three years or more our friend Justin Colburn of Lee Bains III & The Gloryfires has filled the position with masterful skill and authority. Turns out that Justin found himself double-booked for our road trip with 13 Ghosts this weekend. We decided to let him off the hook this one time and set out to find someone with the skill, the integrity and honestly, the available time to get the job done. We are happy to announce that we found that person in our friend David Hickox. You may have seen David before with his other bands like Plate Six, Broken Letters and currently, the excellent Gum Creek Killers.
David and Model Citizen go back a number of years together. Way back in 2002 we recorded The Inner Fool EP and put out a few hundred copies to sell at local shows. I had just found drummer Mike Gaut a couple of years prior and it took us till around this time to reign in a lineup and start playing a little farther from home.
Late in 2003 David approached me about the possibility of a release on his Bent Rail label. Since I had nothing new ready to go I suggested that we give The Inner Fool a proper release. I believe we had reached the bottom of the box as far as available copies were concerned and hadn’t barely gotten out of the southeast yet. Thankfully David agreed even though I know he would have preferred a full length release. The release, however, gave us our first coverage in national magazines like Punk Planet & Blender as well as national and some international websites. We have been eternally grateful and don’t know how to thank him for his agreement to help us out again by actually getting onstage with us!
Come see us this weekend:
8/25 The Blind Pig in Oxford, MS
8/26 Hey Joe’s in Cleveland, TN w/The Weeks
8/27 White Water Tavern in Little Rock, AR