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Cadillac Sky goes on hiatus

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 – Cadillac Sky is going on hiatus, the band announced on its web site Tuesday.

"After long hours of thought and with heavy but grateful hearts, we've decided to make the following announcement: starting in January of 2011 we will be going on an indefinite hiatus. We've made some personal and collective choices that have driven the decision, but we're all in agreement that it's time for us to step back from Cadillac Sky," the band said on its web site.

"This band has been an incredible journey for us. We've each been blessed to make music that we love for people that we love even more. We've played in some of the greatest places a band could aspire to perform, stretched ourselves creatively, and through it all have been supported by YOU. You've let us crash on your floors, fed us at ridiculous hours of the morning, traveled miles to see us play and shared your stories and honesty with us. You're not just fans - you're our friends, and you're the greatest friends any band could hope for."

"Know that none of this would have been possible without you. The door may be closing for now, but we'll still be making music and adding our individual involvement to many different and new projects. We'll keep you up-to-date on what we're doing and what's going on. New chapters are beginning to unfold and we look forward to you joining us; you are why we make music," the message said.

Cadillac Sky played bluegrass and country music. The band consisted of new lead singer Levi Lowrey, who joined the band this past fall for its tour with Mumford & Sons, replacing Bryan Simpson. Others in the group were David Mayfield on guitar, Matt Menefee on banjo and piano, Ross Holmes on violin and Andy "Panda" Moritz is on bass.

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Gravity's Our Enemy CD review - Gravity's Our Enemy
Cadillac Sky has joined the increasingly crowded field of progressive acoustic bands. Their instrumentation and vocal phrasing expose their bluegrass roots, while their presentation and spirit draw from rock and pop. All of the band members have great chops. There are moments where Matt Menefee's banjo rolls seem impossibly fast. Andy Moritz's relentless, rumbling bass anchors the complex arrangements. Their voices are well matched, and their use of falsetto make songs such as Inside »»»
Blind Man Walking CD review - Blind Man Walking
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