Edgar Loudermilk leaving IIIrd Tyme Out

Russell Moore and Edgar Loudermilk with IIIrd Tyme Out at an Fest 2012 - photo by John Goad

2014 will bring a very different look for Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out.

In addition to last week’s announcement that banjo player Steve Dilling would be leaving at the end of this year, Moore has announced today that bass player Edgar Loudermilk will also be taking his leave.

Loudermilk wants to take a stab at putting his singing and songwriting skills out front, and more details about his plans for 2014 and beyond are expected soon.

Russell has nothing but praise for Edgar as he leaves.

“Edgar’s talent has been evident since the first time I met him and it runs deeper than the playing, singing and songwriting that most of you are aware of. The love Edgar has for his family, friends, nature and God are just as strong as his love for music, and many times these ‘loves’, along with the knowledge of his big heart and the kindness he extends towards others, have been an inspiration to me!

I want to thank Edgar for his hard work and all the good times we’ve shared over the last six and a half years! I consider Edgar one of my dearest friends and I, as well as the rest of the group, fully support his decision.

Our prayers are with Edgar and his family, that they have continued success and all dreams are realized!”

Best of luck to all involved.

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