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Published: 2009/03/23

Bryan Dondero Comments On His Departure from Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

Last week we reported that Grace Potter and The Nocturnals bass player Bryan Dondero has left the group. Dondero, has offered up a statement on his website that addresses the reasons for his departure. The post, entitled, ‘Why did I leave the band?’ explains:

The truth is that this was not my judgment entirely, maybe not even at all. But sometimes life throws situations at you where you are forced to do something. In my eyes the only thing worse than making the wrong choice is to not choose at all and then face the consequence of your inaction.
So I chose.
But Ive realized something very important recently, and that is this: to withdraw is not to quit. I am certain in my choice and certainty breeds belief. What reasons could I list for a decision such as this that would encapsulate why I am leaving the band? How could I sum up five years of experience in an easily digestible statement? I cant.
To all of the numerous people who have embraced me along the way, thank you. I am forever reverent to you.
_To the band, I love you all and will hold all of our memories close to my heart. _
As for Dondero’s upcoming plans, he previously announced a mid-March release date for a new EP that will feature ’7 songs of glorious noise and experimental gabbiddy goo with some pretty acoustic guitars taboot.’

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