Jay Lane Leaves Furthur


Jay Lane
Last week news broke that drummer Jay Lane was leaving Furthur to begin playing with his old band Primus. Like many folks, JamBase heard the news from fine site Welcome To Now. While there’s been no official announcement from the Furthur camp, Phil Lesh hit the PhilZone message boards with the following:

“Over the past year, both Jill and I have come to know and love Jay for the great guy that he is. At the end of our tour he rode back on Bob’s bus and informed Bob that he had an opportunity to play drums with Primus. He and Bob discussed it, and they decided that the logical time to make the change would be after the birthday show. I only found out about this the day before the show; as their relationship goes back a long way, I told them both then that I support any decision they might make. I will miss Jay’s enthusiasm and ebullience; he’s a great guy to hang and play music with.”

Speculation currently predicts that Furthur will continue with a single drummer, stick maestro Joe Russo, though some conjecture that John Molo may fill Lane’s empty seat.

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