A statement from the band:
It is with great sadness that way bid farewell to our friend and guitarist, the phenomenal Owen Ray. Owen has been a part of the band since its inception, and instrumental to the growth of the band as a whole and that of each member individually. Alas, life happens and as Owen continues to pursue his education in Madison, WI, the growing commitments and demands of the band find themselves at odds with focused study. We can't imagine a better friend or brother, and we will miss him every day. We wish him nothing but the very best, and look forward to having him onstage as a guest whenever he happens to be around.
At the same time, we're thrilled to welcome guitarist Benny Cole to fill Owen's role in St. George's Folly. Benny has played with us many times, sitting in for nearly every band member at one time or another. We're fortunate to have someone ready to pick up the torch, and even more fortunate to already have counted him among our friends. All of us in St. George's Folly, including Owen, are excited to see Benny step into a permanent role in our endeavor.
These changes have brought laughter, tears, and (above all else) a powerful sense of camaraderie to all of us. We're humbled by the support of our friends, family, and fans, and we'll continue to strive toward an even brighter tomorrow as brothers in a new day.