Goodbye, Josh Feemster?
I’ve had my head in the sand for a while now, but is Josh Feemster really leaving Mercy’s Mark? So I gather. It isn’t that much news by itself, considering how badly MM’s sound has degenerated since Anthony Facello and Chris West left. But if Feemster’s departure turns out to be the case, it would be notable as the final formal step in the dissolution of that magnificent line up Garry Jones rolled out only a few years ago at NQC and captured on MM’s self-titled debut recording. At the time, I remember worrying that the Femster-Facello-West coalition would be too good to last. Alas, it was. In such things as this, one would happily be wrong.
Update: It does look like Feemster is leaving and may be starting a quartet with Chris West, West’s brother, and an unnamed fourth. Word is, they want to use a live band. Oh my. I’ve heard West’s name (and his brother’s) associated with similar sounding stories before (and then of course there’s also the West Brothers/Feemster Pallet Co. story too), so I’ll wait to pop the cork on the celebration till I hear the live drum-kickoff for myself. But it’s worth keeping an eye and ear on.Email this Post