HGR Local Music News 6/30/13

In Local Music News…

One of the area’s best-known drummers will be leaving central Pennsylvania at the end of this summer to pursue an opportunity in Nashville. Clint Carothers has announced that he will be leaving both Flight 19 and A.X.E. to work with Nashville music veteran Bruce Watkins. Flight 19 is currently working with former 5 Nations and Breaking Bad drummer Paul Carraciolo, Jr. to replace Clint after the summer. We at the “Homegrown Rocker” wish Clint the best of luck as he embarks on his new career opportunity.

Mysterytrain founder, guitarist and singer Dan Klock has announced that he will be taking a leave of absence from the group starting on July 17. The group will continue on as a four-piece during Dan’s absence, will play shows and festivals and host their own festival events. Dan’s final show with Mysterytrain before his departure will be July 12 at Summer Jam in the Kempton Music Center. His final appearance as Raggedy Hobo before his leave will be July 10 at Shaw’s Bar in Juniata.

Johnstown heavy metal rockers Twisted & Used have announced that they will be disbanding after a six-year run on area stages. The group’s lead couple, Drew and Mandy Baney, are leaving the group. The remaining roster will work on a new band project to be named soon.

Drummer Jim Cummings is parting ways with Pittsburgh-based Rush tribute band Distant Signals. The group is aggressively seeking a replacement for behind the kit.