Hey Y'all. I'm sad to announce that original Standing 8 member Rick Pflueger has decided to step away from the Standing 8s/Turnpikes. There was no "artistic differences" or angry words between us. He just has a lot on his plate & something had to give. Unfortunately for us that something was this band. We will be moving forward as I am returning to the studio next week to resume recording of an album we started a few years back. I also have an additional album just about written & will hopefully be recording that soon. There are a couple other surprises I have up my sleeve that will hopefully come to fruition in the coming months so stay tuned for that. As for the live version of the band the goal is to add a second guitarist & possibly a keyboard player. For now though I am focusing on writing & recording.