One of my favorite bands of 2008, Back Door Slam, have announced that they are breaking up. It looks like based on the letter on the BDS Web site, guitarist Davy Knowles will be continuing on with the name, as he is currently working on a follow-up to Roll Away. Drummer Ross Doyle and bassist Adam Jones will be pursuing other projects in the UK. If the rumors are true, Knowles is enjoying life in the US, while the other band members missed the UK.
I’m sad to see that the group is breaking up as it currently is, but my hope is that Knowles will find other competent band members to fill the void left by Jones and Doyle. I saw BDS live early last year and really enjoyed it. Knowles is a phenomenal guitarist, and I thought the band did a very good job of providing the musical foundation. Whoever backs him up in the future, I really hope that Knowles continues playing and expanding on the blues. In my opinion, he’s one of the most exciting guitarists to come out in the last few years.