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Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 08/ 4/2008

Georgie James Calls It a Day

By David Malitz

Laura Burhenn and John Davis throw in the towel on Georgie James.

It was only a couple years ago that Georgie James was the toast of the local music community. With impressive songs to match their pedigree, the duo of John Davis (ex-Q and Not U) and local singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn quickly became favorites and seemed destined for big things. The band embarked on a national tour opening for Camera Obscura before it even had a record deal. It soon agreed to a deal with Saddle Creek, label for bands like Bright Eyes and Cursive, and spent months on the road in the U.S. and Europe promoting the very well-received "Places." After that, there was even an appearance on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien."

But things had been quiet on the Georgie James front lately and it turns out it wasn't just a band taking a break after a couple years of near-constant work. The official statement reads:

"After three years, Georgie James is calling it a day. We're proud of the album we made and everything else that we were able to do during our time together. We are both working on our respective solo projects and hope to have albums out early next year. Thanks to everyone that helped our band over these past few years. And thanks to those who've listened to the music and come out to the shows. It is greatly appreciated. See you around soon."
- John and Laura/Georgie James

And with that, another one of D.C.'s possible "breakout" bands is done. Davis is now working on a project called Title Tracks, which will feature former GJ members Michael Cotterman and Andrew Black. Burhenn, already with two albums to her credit, will continue her solo work. She is scheduled to appear at Strathmore's Tribute to Joni Mitchell on August 14.

-- David

By David Malitz  | August 4, 2008; 11:11 AM ET
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they kind of sucked. now q+notu that is another story.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 4, 2008 12:37 PM | Report abuse

They were good while they lasted, but it seemed obvious that they weren't going to be around for long...

Posted by: Potsy | August 4, 2008 6:27 PM | Report abuse

That sucks! I thought they were great & a lot of fun, and I'm very glad I had the opportunity to see them live.

Posted by: Jules | August 5, 2008 9:09 AM | Report abuse

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