Aug 6 2011

Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis has left the building…

So now, the truth can be told: blue sky nine has left the stage… for the last time.

Laura, our vocalist extraordinaire, is getting married and moving on in a new direction with her life, and we couldn’t be happier for her. For the rest of us, it just seemed like a good time to move on and work on new projects. For example, Ethan and Scott will tour India this fall with a new band called the gap theory.

But that brings blue sky nine, pretty much, to the end of the road.

We’ve had a great run these last 7 years. I’ve lost count of how many gigs we’ve done; hundreds upon hundreds. Air and road miles? Tens of thousands over again. We’ve been in hundreds of campuses and military bases and clubs and concert halls and prisons and we’ve gotten to tour 6 or 7 different countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

In every show along the way, we got to connect with people and take a few steps along with them on their spiritual journeys. And more often than not, those steps were filled with laughter, clapping, singing or dancing. Not a bad thought at all.

Ethan, Dan and I (Scott) were reflecting back about these last few years and about our ceremonious ‘last show’. It’s pretty gratifying – if you saw us play (whether we were playing our own songs or borrowing the material from someone else), you definitely knew you’d just heard blue sky nine. And now that we’re done, that’s a wonderful thing – lots of bands never evolve to a point that they have a sound they can uniquely call their own.

We’re blessed to have gotten to do that, and we’re blessed that you were part of it with us. So, one final time, a heartfelt ‘thanks’ to anyone who laughed, clapped, sang or danced along their spiritual journey with us. We’re praying that you continue to walk that path. To borrow a phrase from the Apostle Paul, we thank God upon every remembrance of you.

– Scott,
for the members of blue sky nine.