This just in from Grace Potter and the Nocturnals: bassist Bryan Dondero has left the band. GPN made the announcement today on their blog, This is Somewhere, but didn't cite specific reasons for his departure.
My guess is that Dondero, who also recently left GPN offshoot Blues & Lasers, plans to focus on blogging for Solid State . . . ahem. Or, and this is purely speculative, to spend more time working with Americana-noir favorites, Farm, with whom he has recently been playing and recording. If only Dondero had some sort of public forum to let us know what's up . . .
Seriously though, Bryan is a geuninely great guy — and a uniquely funny writer, as you folks well know. Whatever this next phase of his life brings — hopefully more blogging! — I wish him the best of luck.