Less than a week after saying au revoir to bass guitarist/vocalist Matthew Sanborn and lead guitarist/vocalist Kat Spring during their hot-enough-to-thaw-winter finale at the Harmony Bar, the remaining Motor Primitives have announced that bass guitarist Ed Feeney will join guitarist and lead singer/songwriter Pam Barrett and drummer Robin Davies in their revamped lineup.
The longtime bassist for Reptile Palace Orchestra and Tongue 'n' Groove, Feeney is also an alumnus of the late, lamented Appliances-SFB. But the Motor Primitives' announcement is referring to Feeney as "the Man."
In the news e-lease, Feeney describes his bass style as "Shaker/Amish/Mission with a dash of euro-contemporary." Wink-wink, nudge-nudge. He also notes that his favorite color is puce, he has been married for almost 20 years and is the father of three daughters, and holds down a day job as a woodworker for TDS Custom Construction -- on top of being a rhythmic cornerstone for three of the city's most distinctive ensembles. Feeney has also played as a guest with the MPs over the last year. No word on when -- or if -- he sleeps, or for how long.
Nor does the e-lease indicate a date or site for the MP's next gig, or whether they intend to add another lead guitarist to the ensemble. But it does note that the trio are in rehearsal, suggesting that it won't be long until -- to quote the MPs -- "Heads will bob!" once again.