AGP Announces Farewell Tour
Addison Groove Project will part ways after a short farewell tour this winter . The quintet, which formed in Wellesley, MA a decade ago, first came together in high-school and spent their college years touring primarily on weekends and school breaks (earning a Jammy nod along the way). Since 2003 the group has toured nationally and recently released its latest studio album Waiting Room (which was recorded at The Barn with Pete Carini). In 2004 founding bassist John Hall succumbed to cancer and in 2005 guitarist Brendan McGinn entered medical school fulltime. A message on the groups webpage says the following:
As you know, our lead singer, guitarist, and trumpet player, Brendan McGinn, entered medical school in the fall of 2005. We continued to play AGP shows when it was possible for him to do so. Unfortunately, Brendan will be unable to play any more shows after this spring and we have decided it is appropriate to call these upcoming dates our ‘Farewell Shows.’ While it may be possible that we will play again someday, we don’t believe this will happen in the foreseeable future.
We can’t thank all of you enough for making our childhood dreams come true. We have hundreds of amazing memories from AGP that we will cherish forever.
The groups final outing includes stops at South Burlington, VTs Higher Ground (2/24), New Yorks Mercury Lounge (3/1), Troy, NYs Revolution Hall (3/2), and a final performance at Bostons Paradise (where the group recorded its second live album). Several members of AGP will continue to perform and record as Skinjer.