Farewell To Hobex
In December 2002, longtime Jambands.com staffer Jefferson Waful profiled Hobex as our New Groove of the Month. Five years later, the band has announced that next week it will perform its final show for the foreseeable future. Hobex has confirmed that following its New Year’s Eve performance at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro NC, it will step back from touring. The band’s Greg Humphreys explains, ‘This is not to say that we won’t be playing any more gigs – in fact, we hope to play some festivals in ’08. We may very well re-appear as a touring band in the future under different circumstances. For now though, this is a decision we’ve had to make. Although we have had a great sixty gig tour in ’07 in support of Enlightened Soul, the past few years have been tight financially. Its just become too difficult to keep the band rolling as a full-time effort. We do get to play firing-on-all-pistons shows for great crowds, and don’t think that we are not very appreciative of that fact! Unfortunately, the percentage of our shows that are like this has not been sufficient to continue. That is hard to admit because I’m a stubborn son-of-a-gun.’ In addition, the group will perform on Friday at Rafters in St. Simons Island, GA and will open for MOFRO on Saturday night at Freebird Live in Jacksonville, FL.