Ernie Haase and Signature Sound announced today that bass singer, Ian Owens, is leaving the group. Paul Harkey will join the group as their new bass singer. Here's the statement from the group:
For the past two years the EHSS team and fans have been enriched by the voice and personality of Ian Owens. Ian has announced that he will be pursuing other interests (both musical and personal) and we fully support him and wish him great success. Ian's last date with EHSS will be October 13th, 2012 in Sunnyvale, TX. Come out and support Ian and please pray for Ian and his wife Megan as they follow this new path.
We will miss Ian dearly. He is a funny, FUNNY man who has become a great friend and that will never change. We will update you at a later date with all information concerning Ian and his plans.
Our new bass singer is a young man you are going to love. His name is Paul Harkey. We will fill you in on all of his information soon. Pray for EHSS as we navigate through this transition time.
Paul Harkey joined LeFevre Quartet in mid August. He was with the Anchormen immediately before that. So it not only comes a surprise that Ian is leaving but also that Paul is joining the group after not being with LeFevre Quartet for that long.
I have been an Ian Owens fan for a long time since his days with Cumberland Quartet. I hate to see him leave EHSS, but I wish him the best!