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As for the 100 Damned Guns folks, various members have indicated that they plan on starting several new projects that will involve forming an alt-bluegrass group, a surf-rock band and even writing classical music. "[Guitarist] Judd [Pemberton] is going to learn to play the piano, and is planning to write classical music and bore people to tears," 100 Damned Guns mandolin player Dave Sherrill says with a laugh.
In the aftermath of so many breakups in the past month, it may be easy to focus on the negative. But it seems the people behind the breakups aren't too concerned. Quite the opposite, actually: They each think that this sets the stage for a beautiful time filled with new beginnings.
Plus, there's something to be said for being able to go out on one's own terms.
As for not ever achieving superstardom? Barnhill perhaps speaks for all parties involved.
"Anything we've accomplished is more than anything we ever expected or asked for," he says. "For [a group of local guys], I think we did pretty well."