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John Cowan Band Performances at MerleFest 2010 Canceled

John Cowan Band Performances at MerleFest 2010 Canceled

John Cowan has taken a place in the Doobie Brothers which resulted in the cancellation of all scheduled John Cowan Band performances. Unfortunately, this includes MerleFest 2010. John has been an important part of MerleFest for 22 years and we will miss his presence at MerleFest this year. We are working to fill any gaps in the schedule caused by his absence and are grateful for the artists who have stepped up to help. We wish John all the best this year.

John wishes to relay the following to MerleFest and John Cowan Band fans:

Dear Merle Friends,
I have had to make some rather quick changes to the John Cowan Band schedule to help out some old friends, the Doobie Brothers. Skylark, the band’s bass player, is recuperating from a totally unexpected health concern as of Friday April 9th, and I will be filling in on bass and vocals until Skylark is ready to return to the stage, which we all pray will be very soon. None of this would have been possible without the amazing support of the rest of the Cow band and our understanding friends here at Merle Fest. It goes without saying that I am extremely grateful for their kindness and generous spirit. I will miss seeing everyone and hope you all have another happy & joyous “Merle.”
God bless,
Johnny C