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Thursday, December 15, 2011

"It May Stop, But It Never Ends..."

The only thing that is constant in life is change. Growth and change are part of all our lives and an integral part of the musical odyssey that The McLovins have shared with us. Due to the demands of an increasingly rigorous touring schedule and faced with an added workload in preparation for his future education, Jeffrey Howard has decided that now is the time for him to step back from the band. Jeff’s departure will bring to a close an amazing journey that started three years ago with their first practices and that continued through all the victories and setbacks they've shared as both a band and a family.

I'm so thankful for that the love and support that have been given Jeff and for the rewards of the music itself; all which have come through the band's hard work, persistence and practice. As a band they've evolved both musically and individually and in these past years they have literally grown-up together. We will always have memories of the good times and the trials that we shared together and all the friends that we have made along the way. Whatever comes next we can look forward to the challenges and triumphs that will come from the next phase in The McLovin's evolution.

Many times a change like this may be viewed as a loss, but I look forward to the future and we should all be very excited for the evolution of this band. The McLovins will perform together with Jeffrey through the end of December and though I'm a bit sad, I still remain excited for the changes that the coming year will bring us with some new faces and new sounds. Jeff’s retirement will ring in a new era for the band and tho Jason and Jake will continue on without him, the addition of new members will bring vitality and a new period of growth for the band. I wish him the best and he will still remain a part of this family, always their brother and always a McLovin.

© and Thanks to Karl MacWcWerter for the use of this photo

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