|Dear family, friends and fans,
There is a story I must tell you to help explain my resignation: 'I grew up on a farm in Kentucky. As a young boy we always had lots of
horses. The horse you need to know about was named Valur. We competed in many horse shows for several years. Valur loved to show; he
could feel the energy and the excitement of the crowd. We won a lot of shows and were quite a team. We had everything we set out to get
and life was good ... but traveling to all those shows and competing caught up to us; Valur became ill. I felt responsible for his health
and got him back home, where he longed to be and shortly after fully recovered.'
|Dear My Morning Jacket Buddies,
Well, as some of you may already know, I'm quitting the band. It's been a good run, but like all good things, it has to come to an end. I've got scrapbooks full of memories that I wouldn't trade for the world. I've been to places that I never dreamed I'd get to go and play music with a band I never thought I'd be lucky enough to be a part of. Unfortunately, the lifestyle of a touring musician is not the one for me. I've spent a lot of the past several years missing my family and friends back home. As much as I love the band and the music we make, it's just not worth sacrificing my home life. So now, everybody wins: the band gets a touring keyboard player/driver/roadie who loves his job and I get to be home in Louisville and spend time with my family and friends and start my own business. So the next time you go see the band, who knows ... I might be standing right next to you. And if I hear anyone yell out "Freebird", I'll deck them in the face.
Sgt. Danny Cash