IIIrd Tyme Out bass man Blake Johnson has finally been released from the hospital, and is at home regaining his strength after being ill since the end of September. He had been diagnosed with a rare blood infection that had left him weak and listless, but says he is feeling a lot better now.
Blake will rejoin the band when they get started again in January. As has been their custom for many years, IIIrd Tyme Out takes the month of December off to spend the holidays with their families.
Johnson is one of the newest members of this longstanding band, who have been performing together since 1991. He came on board in December of 2013 (along with Keith McKinnon) when Steve Dilling and Edgar Loudermilk took their leave. These two are also the youngest bandmates.
A bluegrass musician all his life, Blake has spent time with The Bluegrass Connection, Hagar’s Mountain Boys, James King, and Grasstowne before joining IIIrd Tyme Out.
All his bluegrass buddies will be happy to see him back on stage next year.