Nick DiSebastian says goodbye to Town Mountain

Nick DiSebastian has finished his stint on bass with Town Mountain. He shared his reasons in a statement issued on Sunday afternoon after he returned from the band’s show in Selmer, TN.

Nick DiSebastian“Today is my last day on the road with Town Mountain. This past year traveling, making music, and working with Bobby, Robert, Jesse, and Phil has been a pleasure. While seeing so many towns and people has been a wonderful way to grow and experience the world I made the decision to spend less time on the road a few months ago.

Being a part of the music and personality of Town Mountain has been an unforgettable experience. I was a fan long before joining and will be a fan long after today. Thanks for the great ride my brothers!”

By training and inclination, Nick is more guitarist than bassist, so don’t be surprised if you see him around Asheville with a six string slung across his shoulder.

He tells us that he will be living in the small, central African nation of Burundi this summer, assisting his girlfriend with her research in international nutrition. They expect to be there approximately two years, during which time Nick hopes to establish a musical/cultural exchange with the people of Burundi.

Until then, he’ll be laying low, and getting ready for his African adventure.

“As for now through the next few months I’ll be spending some time gigging here in Asheville, visiting my home in Pennsylvania, going to Montreal to learn French (Burundi is a French speaking country) and visiting some cities in Europe. Though I won’t be as active and present in the bluegrass scene, I’ll be sure to keep in touch and continue to keep a presence via social media.”

Please do! Not many grassers get to go where you’re headed.

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John Lawless

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.