Posted on 4/19/2009at 6:57 PM
I was wondering how long it would take before anyone noticed that "....and the Christian McBride Band" had been removed from the official tagline of the website. I was also wondering how long it would take before anyone noticed that the CMB logo and page had been removed. How long did it take?

Two weeks.

So, for that one person who sent me an e-mail wondering what's going on with my beloved Christian McBride Band, let me give you the 411.

We are NOT, I repeat, NOT breaking up. We're just going on a sabbatical. Why?

After nine fantastic years, I've decided that it's time for me to try something else. A different vehicle, so to speak. As all of the guys in my band have gotten much busier doing other projects - particularly Ron Blake joining the Saturday Night Live band - it proved to be a much more difficult task trying to keep the band together. So, instead of working with constant CMB substitutes, I decided I'd try something different, hence the birth of "Inside Straight".

So, as Geoffrey, Ron and Terreon continue to contribute their gifts to the world of music, we will always remain best friends and continue to work together in different projects, but most importantly, sooner or later, we're going to come back as the CMB.....WITH A BLODDY VENGEANCE!!!! We're just going to lay low and marinate a little, and hopefully, you guys will miss us. In the meantime, I want you to sit back and relax and swing hard with my new group, 'Inside Straight". We'll be hitting the road starting in June.

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