I can’t let this go without at least noting it.
David Childers and the Modern Don Juans are hanging it up, at least in their current incarnation. In September, Childers sent out the following email to his followers:
After our show with the Bill Noonan band at Rodi on December 29, the Modern Don Juans and I will disperse to do other things with our lives and our talents. Mark will be producing records, and playing with Hot Rod Greased Lightning and Lou Ford. Robert will be playing and touring with 2013 Wolves and Alina Simone, Randy and I will be working on a duo act and writing new songs, as well as other projects. We are all excited about the new opportunities life is giving us, and something tells me that we will reunite one of these days to play the music we have enjoyed playing for the last 4 years. This is a friendly, thought out change. I believe it will result in all of us expanding our horizons and creating something new.
We are all very grateful to those of you who have come to our shows, encouraged and supported us, bought our records, been our friends here and abroad. I can say that it has been a very rewarding and life changing experience. That is why the show will go on, just in a different way.
The website, www.davidchilders.com will stay open for news, show dates, and sales. I hope you will all come there from time to time. The music and the poetry will continue.
Again, my thanks to all of you. DC
I had the privilege of seeing DC and MDJ perform once in Knoxville and it was memorable. Anyone who can should go see them before they hang it up. Really. Here is the schedule currently posted on his website but check back for changes. . .
Wednesday 11/07/07 Little Grill Collective at 9:30pm – Harrisonburg VA
Thursday 11/08/07 Rodeo Bar – New York City NY
Friday 11/09/07 The Barking Spider – Cleveland OH
Saturday 11/10/07 Honky-Tonk House Concert Series – Streetsboro OH
Friday 11/16/07 Snug Harbor w/Hot Rod Grease Lightning – Charlotte NC
Saturday 11/17/07 The Purple Onion – Saluda NC
Wednesday 11/21/07 WNCW in studio performance 3pm – Spindale NC
Wednesday 11/21/07 The Grey Eagle (Thanksgiving Eve) w/ Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work – Asheville NC
Friday 12/14/07 Bohemian Cafe – Greenville SC
Thursday 12/20/07 The Americana – Pineville NC
Saturday 12/22/07 The Comet Grill – Charlotte NC
Saturday 12/29/07 The Loft at Rodi w/ Bill Noonan Band – Gastonia NC