Allie Kral Announces Departure From Cornmeal


In a bit of a shock, Chicago's Cornmeal has announced the departure of fiddle player Allie Kral. Kral has been a steady presence in the band for a full decade and her departure comes less than a year after Kris & JP Nowak left Cornmeal.

The band does plan to carry on and will conduct a search for a new fiddle player in the coming months. Kral will finish her tenure with Cornmeal over Memorial Day Weekend at this year's Summer Camp Music Festival.

Kral has penned a letter to Cornmeal's fans about leaving the band.

Dear Cornmeal friends and family,

It is with incredible mixed emotion that I am announcing my departure from Cornmeal. This band has been the most significant fixture in my world for the past decade, and it has been the most difficult decision of my life thus far. I take enormous pride in what we have accomplished musically, and I cherish the shared passion and musical drive that my fellow band mates and I have. I now feel an obligation to tackle new goals, and to strive to become the best well-rounded fiddler I can possibly become.

To all our fans and family, I appreciate your loyalty, your support, and your smiles more than I can ever express. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for affecting my life in such a positive way! I hope you will all join me at Summer Camp Music Festival, as I play my last performances with the band. And to Cornmeal, our managers, our crew, and everyone behind the scenes, thank you, for a decade of the most mind-blowing, sincere moments of my life!

Your friend,
Allie Kral

[Published on: 5/13/13]

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