Popular Alabama band taking ‘indefinite hiatus’ – Jahanagahi

Popular Alabama band taking ‘indefinite hiatus’

CBDB, the popular Alabama-born jam band, announced Wednesday the group will take an “indefinite hiatus” beginning this summer.

The band posted a message on their Facebook page “to all of our fans, friends, and family” that after the upcoming “Deebs Days” event at Avondale Brewing Company, the break will begin.

The band is currently scheduled to perform live in Nashville May 12, Houston May 19 and San Antonio May 20. Learn more on the band’s website.

“It is with heavy hearts that we announce that after Deebs Days in August, we will be taking an indefinite hiatus from CBDB,” the band’s post said. “The past 10+ years of touring have brought memories, friends, and music that fill our hearts with joy and could never be forgotten. We have loved every minute of it.”

The note is signed by the band, including members Cy Simonton, Kris Gottlieb, Glenn Dillard, Blake Gallant and Chris Potocik.

The band also thanked fans for “taking this band to places we would never have thought possible when we first started playing together.” They thanked fans for the “dancing, singing, sharing, and streaming along to Deebs music all of these many years.”

The message also thanked each member of the band, past and present “for all of the love and energy put into every song and show. All of the countless hours in the van. All the laughs. Everything.”

The post said the band is parting “on the terms as bandmates, brothers, and friends.”

“We look forward to exploring new opportunities and what the future holds,” it said. “We love you. Be good to one another.”

CBDB, who formed in Tuscaloosa in 2011, offers a blend of progressive rock, funk, folk and jam fusion they hope results in something generally danceable for anyone attending live shows. Studio albums include “phone.keys.wallet.,” “Joyfunk is Dead” and “Out of Line.” They’ve shared the stage with other prominent acts like Umphrey’s McGee, Blues Traveler, The Wailers, Perpetual Groove and Col. Bruce Hampton.

“This five-man band took root only a short drive from the Magic City. Tuscaloosa-based CBDB sprung up in college bars and fraternity houses, showing an easy sound that a wide range of music aficionados can get behind,” AL.com’s Mary Colurso wrote. “Stripped of any synthetic instrumentation, CBDB is a fresh, progressive rock band adding to the long list of stunners coming out of the Southeast right now.”

Deebs Days will take place at Avondale Brewing Company Aug. 19-20. CBDB will headline both nights. The rest of the lineup includes Brass Against, Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country, Dave Hause & The Mermaid, Mungion, Sicard Hollow, The Shady Recruits, Andy Lyle Hall, Audiophile, LadyCouch, The Mountain Grass Unit, The Talismen, Little Raine Band and more. to be announced.

Tickets cost $50. You can purchase via Ticketmaster.


CBDB guitarist Cy Simonton (above) at Druid City Music Festival in 2019. (Ben Flanagan / AL.com)


CBDB guitarist Kris Gottlieb (above) at Druid City Music Festival in 2019. (Ben Flanagan / AL.com)

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