It’s come upon us once again, a time for moving, shaking, and uncertain futures coupled with a positive outlook and a peace about all matters at hand. What matters, you ask? If we had to put it in the simplest terms, it would read as such…
Following the release of our debut album, Th Sun, The Moon, The Dark, The Dawn, Call Me Constant will be on indefinite hiatus.
The nitty gritty: Paul and Jon have both decided it is time for them to leave the band (scroll down to read their individual messages), while Stephen and Ben have both agreed to take this time to step away from the group. Is there a possibility of restructuring down the line? It’s in the cards, but for the time being, things are grinding to a tentative halt. So, the death of CMC? Hardly! The uncertain life of CMC? Definitely!
In the meantime, we will be fulfilling all of our current commitments before disbanding so as to go out on this chapter when we say “when”. Which means we’ll be playing two more shows with this lineup, quite possibly the last two for a very long time. They are…
July 1st - Apparatus Productions’ “Orange Barrel Season: Cleveland Compilation” Release at Musica
*with Spurwheel & Air is Watching. All in attendance will receive a FREE copy of the compilation, featuring two unreleased tracks from our upcoming album, as well as songs by Spurwheel, Air is Watching, Come Wind, Winters Warm and Festivals. 7PM / $10 / ALL AGES
“The Sun, The Moon, The Dark, The Dawn” Album Release Show
*We will perform our debut record in its entirety, front to back, wth plenty of musical guests, friends, and a few other surprises. Date, Time and Venue TBA.
Also, we will be fulfilling all of the incentives promised to those who donated to our Indiegogo campaign that allowed us to make a record in the first place. You put your faith, and some of you money, into our cause so we could crank out an album and reward you with some personalized merchandise. That’s a promise we intend to keep, we’ll be in touch over the next few months to get you your goods.
That said, we cannot thank you all enough for your support and friendship over the years. We look forward to seeing you out as we close this act out. Hopefully you’ll stick around for after the intermission.
Much love and many thanks.
I must admit, it is very frustrating to be called away from something you love for no specific reason, but as I have been aware of over the past few months, it is time for me to leave Call Me Constant. For as much as I want to be in this, I also trust God that He has something better for my family and I, and upon telling the band my feelings, was embraced with grace and support from my brothers. As with everything in life my involvement in CMC was finite, and I am thankful for the time that I did have.
I want to thank the Lord for giving me the opportunity of being a part of this music. I am blessed beyond expression to have had the opportunity to make music, travel and perform with the family of CMC. Thank you to all the people who have come to countless shows to support us. You know who you are and you have been a part of my life for the past ten years. Thank you.
Family and Friends of Call Me Constant; I remember when I had the opportunity to jam with the first two members of CMC back in 2001. I had an acoustic guitar to my name and borrowed a Squire guitar/Peavy amp from my older brother that had Veggie Tale stickers all over it, classic! Our first show, there was an individual there who must have disliked me because he had J.O. SUX duct taped to his shirt. Thinking back to the first show and the practices we had every week at the Barnes’ house or Grace church brings back so many memories. We would practice and hang out all afternoon on Sundays. Seriously for five or six years it was like clockwork, every Sunday was devoted to practice and goofing off/exploring/eating and drinking Ghetto Tea.
Three years ago, the tours started, what an amazing experience that was. Not only did I get to play the music I loved in front of new audiences, I got to be with three incredible men of God. I could go on and on about the different experiences I had on the different tours but I’ll keep it concise, it was an honor and privilege to share a stage with such great musicians.
At this time though, my wife and I are led in a different direction. One that does not include CMC. I am excited for where we are going but will miss the music and fellowship we had every week for the past 10 years.
I want to thank the Lord Jesus Christ for giving me life because without Him, I am nothing. For my wife and family supporting me in this decision and for my many friends, thank you! I look forward to seeing all of you at our final shows!
Peace & Blessings,
Do not forget! Tonight at THE PHANTASY in Lakewood:
Call Me Constant
Strangers to Wolves
We Were Kids
$8 / 8pm / gonnabeagoodtime