NOTE from Todd
I have been silent for a while. I needed time to breathe and to grieve the loss of Doug Moncrief.
I am nowhere near setting this right in my mind. The band will get together for a meeting next month to discuss where we go from here. I am amazed at the strength of my brothers. I don’t know how we got through the summer concerts. All I can say is that we knew we had to do it. For you, who loved Doug as much as we do. And for Doug himself. We will not let his songs go unheard.
The pain that I feel personally has nothing to do with our music. Knowing Doug, loving him and his family like I do, the tragedy is that he is not here to enjoy the best part of his life. He worked so hard and was literally taken away from this earth on the first day of his vacation. Mere months from his retirement.
Sure, we had our plans for that day. We were going to jump headlong into our writing, we were going to focus on our concerts. We were planning a Songwriter Series. But, none of that matters to me. Doug was a man who deserved to go forth into old age. He was a sage. And he loved life.
Suddenly, he was gone. And we are left to wonder why we are still here. I don’t have an answer, but in my heart of hearts, I know there is a reason. Our work here is not done. All of us. Onward we must go… somehow.