Dixie Echoes welcome Pat Barker

Late last month (July 31), the Dixie Echoes announced that Tracy Crouch was leaving the road to go into law enforcement. Although I’d already heard through the grapevine that they had tapped former Diplomats bass (2001-2004) Pat Barker as the replacement the official announcement went out last night. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.]

I’m not familiar with Barker’s style or range, so I can’t honestly say what this will mean for the group. But I do hope it means they will record a new album soon. If history is any indicator, they probably will, because most if not all of their albums over the last 10 years have also been their recording debut for a new member.

(I have this feeling that some members of the Dixie Echoes read my blog, at least occasionally, so while I usually don’t admit to doing this, yes, that was a hint!)

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  1. I’d venture to say that you can be looking for a new project in the not so distant future.

    As far as Pat being the new bass and what it’ll mean for the group…I look forward to hearing what he brings to the table. He’s a very capable bass singer and he’ll fit in just fine.

  2. Does anyone know of sound clips of his voice posted online? I didn’t see any on the Diplomats website.