It was recently announced via a note from the band’s lead singer that the keyboardist and accordion player extraordinaire Jenny Conlee had breast cancer. The band did say that they had no intentions of cancelling any of the upcoming May or June dates (which include a stop at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music in June). But what lead singer and guitarist Colin Meloy did say was that Jenny would be leaving to get treatment and that they caught it early enough. We wish Ms. Conlee a very speedy and full recovery.
May 4, 2011
Decemberists Keyboardist Jenny Conlee Diagnosed With Breast Cancer