Probe Season was a band from Spokane, WA comprised of bassist Funk E. Fresh (Peter D), percussionist Bourby Whisken (Shane M), and guitarist Jeebs Magee (Aaron S). We recorded various improvised jam sessions and then pieced them together into songs for an EP, titled Eleven Midgets and a Confused Donkey.
Probe Season originally started as an offshoot of another project we were doing, but then became our main project after the 4th member of that other group moved across the state. We had a bit of a falling out shortly after recording Eleven Midgets and stopped playing together for a few years. Then in 2012, we were starting to talk about getting the project back together, when Peter took his own life. There are no words to properly express how devastating his death was and still is to us, both as his bandmates and as his friends. Peter was one of our closest friends, as well as one of the greatest musicians we've ever had the pleasure of performing with, and we will forever miss him. Since his bass playing was really what held our music together, and since we could never even consider trying to replace him, Probe Season cannot continue as a project. Hopefully at some point in the future there will be some sort of collaboration between our surviving members.
We hope that you're in the place you wanted to be, Peter. We love you and miss you every single day. It was truly an honor to have played music with you over the years.
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