Dan Murphy announces he’s leaving Soul Asylum on the band’s website. Starting:
“After 31 years of relentless and fulfilling cycles of touring, recording, writing and living in Soul Asylum a band founded by Karl H. Mueller, David Pirner and myself in the late summer of 1982, I have decided that I will no longer be touring or recording with the band, effective immediately. Leaving with great admiration and respect for David Pirner, whom I felt like I grew up with and who provided me and all of you with so many memorable musical moments. I have great love for Michael Bland who has a big heart, a big sound and an even bigger laugh that I will remember and cherish for the rest of my days. My deepest respect and love for Karl H. Mueller, and his widow and loving wife Mary Beth Mueller, and his mother Mary Mueller who provided us with a start in their family garage and supplied us with endless encouragement, engaged us and instilled in us all the prospect of “possible”.”
He goes on to thank a bunch more people including Tommy Stinson. You can also read more of Dan has to say over at the STrib.
We ( my wife and I then girl friend now wife) have followed Soul Asylum for over 25 years and have seen you play countless shows in countless cities! Its something that we have always shared together.
Dan, Soul Asylum has been a great sound track to our lives but we all know that some good things come to an end. Im so glad that S.A. has kept it together for as long as they have and I know you have been a HUGE part of that.
I just want to say THANK YOU! for all the great memories and good times
and Soul Asylum will always remain one of you favs
God Bless Dan!
and wish you and your family the best
Long time listener and follower