2002-2008

The band retired in 2001.  After seven productive and soulful years, Rags retired to New Mexico.  We skipped Wayside in 2002 but after that felt an annual reunion was still a good thing.  Mike had given us plenty of notice that we needed to find a new keyboard player, but he was kind enough to continue the Morales color and spice until 2008.  During this period one of the most fun and unexpected events was that Dave Carlson (Gary’s nephew) stepped up to play trumpet… what an awesome rescue!  Dave’s clean, solid playing has kept us musically on track.   During this time the 4Speeds picked up some better recording equipment and learned to capture live performance.  The result is a CD (Wake Up The Neighbors, 2007) and additional material after 2009.