2007 has been one bitch of a year for bands I like. Drag the River calls it quits, Two Cow loses their drummer, Isbell leaves DBT, Mario leaves The Weary Boys, and now this. It is with great sadness that I tell y’all that The Weary Boys have called it quits. I can not find any “official” announcement anywhere, but a ninebullets.net reader and friend of mine sent me an email asking about bands he could hire for his wedding and I mentioned The Wearys, so he emailed them. A few days later he got the following response:
Hey [name edited out by ninebullets.net],>> The offer is much apprecitated(sic) but The Weary Boys are> no longer playing. The band broke up in August. But> thanks anyway and good luck with your reception…>> Cary Ozanian>> —
Cary is…or rather was…the drummer. I immediately emailed the band for some form of “official” word, but true to form (they still have never really announced Mario’s departure) they have not replied. I’ll take the above reply and the fact that the web site has not seen an update since August as verification and say; Ain’t that a sumbitch. When Mario left the band I assumed the end was near, but then they came through town with the new banjo player/vocalist Matt Downing and I decided they were gonna be fine…maybe even better. I figured wrong. So today I am gonna offer up some tunes from a band that gave me some of the most enjoyable evenings I’ve had. They may not have ever been on time, but they were always a mutha of a good time.
Good Luck in your new endeavors you Weary Boys. This one goes out to y’all: Good Times
Here are a couple of tracks from each of their releases. IF you like what you hear they can be purchased here.
From their 2001 debut The Weary Boys
From their 2002 album The Weary Blues
From their 2003 album Good Times
From their 2004 gospel album Holy Ghost Power
From their 2006 album Jumpin’ Jolie
From their 2007 album Coalinga