Ira Dean leaves Trick Pony
Thursday, February 14, 2008
– Long-time Trick Pony bassist Ira Dean left the group.
That leaves Keith Burns as the only original member because lead singer Heidi Newfield left several years ago to pursue a solo career. The group had a hit with "Pour Me," but after Newfield left, the group never found its footing. Aubrey Collins replaced Newfield as lead singer and eventually left the group.
"I had the best time of my life with Trick Pony," Dean said according to published reports. "Keith, Heidi and I traveled the country making the music we loved. This past year has brought on many challenges, and it is just time to step back and evaluate my life and career."
Dean has enjoyed success as a songwriter with Montgomery Gentry, Gary Allan and Joe Nichols cutting his songs.
It was unclear if Burns would continue on with Trick Pony.
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