The German Art Students regret to announce that founding member Andy Larson has decided to leave the band. Andy’s melodic bass lines, enthusiastic voice, and idiosyncratic songwriting have been a driving force behind the GAS sound over the past umpteen years. The rest of us will miss him greatly as a bandmate. Luckily we’ll still see him often as a close friend.
All is not lost, however, as The German Art Students will say adios to the big man with a final show as a foursome at the High Noon Saloon on Friday, February 12, 6-8pm. More details will emerge as the date grows closer, but we hope you’ll help us pack the place as the energy and emotion will certainly be overflowing. Put the date on your calendar now!
Despite this setback, Kirk, Annelies and Randy have decided to carry on as a trio. We’ve already begun re-working the GAS catalogue to match the new line-up and are excited with how it sounds so far. This process has been re-energizing in many ways and new songs won’t be far behind. Look for the new line-up to hit Madison stages by the spring.