The band formed three years ago and last played Asheville’s Downtown After Five in August. They cancelled a recent Stella Blue gig, but due to a mixup with Club owners, some fans showed up expecting a concert. In a bulletin posted on their MySpace page, bassist David Connor Jones apologized for the mishap and offered this information on the group’s current situation:
“On November 5th … our guitarist [Woody Wood] decided to leave the band to focus on his own musical career with his original band, Hollywood Red. We all understand and respect Woody’s decision to pursue his dream full time. … Our bass player will be playing with Scott Sharpe’s rockabilly project, Crackerjack. … As for Custard Pie, no one really knows. We may reunite once in a blue moon to do a show here in Asheville — or some of us may form an alternate project — or it may very well be that our last show was Downtown After 5 in August. Can’t really say at this point in time.”
Should Custard Pie reform and serve up some more Zeppelin, or is it time for Asheville to part ways with one of its favorite cover acts?
—Alli Marshall, A&E reporter