Jeremy Lile to be new BFA bass?
So I hear anyway. In case you haven’t heard of him or don’t recognize the name, Lile is the bass for Crystal River, a somewhat exciting quartet of up-and-comers whose musical skills haven’t quite caught up with their vision for themselves but who, to their credit, seem determined to stick it out and close the gap (this task, alas, will be compounded rather significantly if Lile leaves).
There is much one could say about this (and I hope to be able to soon, when I have more time). But shooting from the hip, it strikes me as a very smart move strategically for BFA. Lile has the stylish-but-not-too-hip look that BFA has been cultivating in the last few years and hiring young talent (instead of an established name) doesn’t impinge on Brian Free’s status as the group’s marquee performer (for this reason alone, Gene MacDonald was out as an option, though that says nothing about the oil-and-water compatibility problem they would have had stylistically). At the same time, Lile reinforces the general sense of charmed youthfulness that BFA relies on so much for its appeal. We’ll see …
Update: There now seems to be a Daywind Press Release floating around out there confirming the move, but I haven’t seen it posted anywhere yet.
Later: Here’s the release.Email this Post