Jesse Cobb departs the ‘Dusters

Jesse Cobb, mandolinist and founding member of The Infamous Stringdusters, has announced his departure from the group. This note was posted on the band’s web site:

“Fans, I am writing to inform you that my time with The Infamous Stringdusters has come to a close. I’ve had some of the best times in my life making music and working together with all the awesome people in the organization over the last 6-7 yrs. I’ve also been through some big changes in my life and have come to realize that traveling and being away from my loved ones, as much as is required, is taking its toll on me both mentally and physically. I hope you all continue to dig the music and support the rest of this amazing band as they continue to grow and bring their special brand of Bluegrass to you, and others all over the world.

You all can keep up with my goings on at my new Facebook Page where you can take video lessons and see what I’m up to musically. Excited to see what comes up in the future!

Buy the We’ll Do It Live album asap, and enjoy The Festy this weekend. I’ll be there in spirit rockin’ out to all the amazing musicians with you all.”

No word yet from the band about post-Cobb plans.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.