Lauan Records

Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 16:24:23 -0400
To: dbr@purplefrog.com
From: Muthaship <reis@daybytheriver.org>
Subject: Day By the River

Dear Friends and Family,

We would like to thank you for the outpouring of love and support we have
received over the last couple of weeks.  Without you, we would not have
made it through this tragic period.  We continue to mourn the loss of our
dear friend Lee Laurence.

In this time of tragedy and sadness, we regret we must add to the loss by
telling you all that Day By the River will no longer perform.  Although it
may seem hasty, the decision to end DBR was decided several days prior to
the accident.  Due to individual complications, the band could no longer
continue.  The fact that DBR has endured this long and reached this level
of success is a tribute to you, the DBR family.  Without your support and
excitement, the band could not have accomplished as much as they have.  Our
sincerest gratitude goes out to you.

Some feel that the project has run its course and is completed.  Because a
few of the band members have been involved with DBR for more than 10 years,
they feel it's time to move on with their lives.

The band feels very fortunate to be able to end with such success.  This
summer proved that we have reached an unmatchable level of enthusiasm and
support.  We will always treasure everyone's contributions to the DBR
family.  We hope this family will continue, and encourage the positivity
and love that we have shared over the years.

DBR received several generous financial offers to help us get through this
tragic time.  While the band is in need of this relief, we felt it was
necessary to inform everyone of this situation before accepting any
contributions.  Also know that you can make a donation to the charity of
your choice in Lee's name.

You should expect a few personal emails from band members over the next few
days.  Feel free to email any of us personally with your thoughts, as we
get through this time together.  Please know that DBR loves you and hopes
you understand and respect our decisions.


Day By the River

(-8 Reis 8-)

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